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La Piccola Venezia

Neighborhood: San Vitale
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Address: Via Piella, 40100 Bologna, Italy
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One of the seven secrets of Bologna!

Beautiful canal, specially in the mornings! But this palace is more of a little surprise for the newcomers in the city rather than a city sightseeing. If you have already been to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed December 24, 2016
Arghavan A
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Bologna, Italy
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Bradford, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's not cute or worth lookin at. We arrived and the water was like a stream, it looked like the back alley between houses full of waste water. Nothing like Venice at all

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one street in Bologna you will miss if you are not looking for it and its a picturesque opportunity!

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Thank Kelly B
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017

Few remaining canals in Bologna but there is a window and view to see one. Looks just like Venice, but you cannot travel or walk there anymore as it isn't safe.

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Bologna, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2016

Beautiful canal, specially in the mornings! But this palace is more of a little surprise for the newcomers in the city rather than a city sightseeing. If you have already been to Venice, you can totally skip this place! if you have little time in Bologna, skip this place again! It might take up as little as 5 minutes of... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

Pretty little canal to view a little bit of history in Bologna. Not too far out of the way from Via dell'Indipendenza. Certainly a photo opportunity.

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Thank Lizzie S
Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016

La Piccola Venezia is very close to the center city, but is can easily be overlooked if you are not informed of its existence. It really deserves to be seen, it is like an instantaneous time voyage to a couple of centuries ago.

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Windsor and Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016

As this place was very close to our hotel, we went there every day to see if the view changed with any water in it but unfortunately the canal was completely empty. Unless you are staying close by, I would not bother to come here especially for this view.

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Thank Zabka
Santiago, Chile
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

Bologna used to have many channels, almost like Venice: When I read about Little Venice I imagined something a little more exciting than a small window overlooking a street that may or may not be filled with water. In my case, I wasn't lucky. Don't make it a point to go, unless you are in the neighbourhood.

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Reading, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016

This is called little Venice and it it little. Whilst walking around it is easy to miss but makes a nice photo. It is off the main shopping street

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

We visited this the only place in the city where you can view the canals from the medieval times. It is a bit hidden away but with the help of a city map is an east find.

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