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Interesting, but not Venice by any means

Definitely a curiosity in this city. For me, most of the “fun” in seeing the canal was just trying... read more

Reviewed July 19, 2018
Providence, Rhode Island
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An interesting little canal

If you have time for a little walk in Bologna, then i would recommend to put this in your route. It... read more

Reviewed May 30, 2018
Risto P
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Very unfortunate, but some buildings under reconstruction and the scaffold overshooting all the beauty.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Remmy K
Reviewed August 20, 2018 via mobile

This street is closed and you are not able to see it from regular street. We saw it from restaurant sa this was the only possibility.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

Whoever christened this Little Venice was surely having a laugh to see how many tourists would rush to visit it? I passed it on the way back to my hotel which was a street or so away. It’s basically a view from a street bridge...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Brantome2
Reviewed July 19, 2018 via mobile

Definitely a curiosity in this city. For me, most of the “fun” in seeing the canal was just trying to find it — it’s pretty well hidden behind the buildings, so I ended up circling around the streets for a while. Finding it was what...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank AlexB10499
Reviewed July 15, 2018

It did remind me of Venice without the gondola. Nothing much to see just trying to get to do as much as we can for a short period of stay in Bologna

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank glmf2012
Reviewed July 14, 2018 via mobile

We were trying to get as much in as possible as short of time & this was an easy one as we could do it in passing, seeing it did remind me of Venice which was a nice vacation, so yeah I can see why...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank jamespollard6
Reviewed May 30, 2018 via mobile

If you have time for a little walk in Bologna, then i would recommend to put this in your route. It is a small adorable water canal, nothing too special, but worth a glance if in the area.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Risto P
Reviewed March 12, 2018 via mobile

It’s very beautiful and charming. It’s even more beautiful when there is more water. Interesting for taking pictures. :)

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank iliyanah2018
Reviewed January 6, 2018

What a surprise when you least expect it. The underground waterways of Bologna are evident here. Don't blink or you could miss it.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank giacomina17
Reviewed December 11, 2017

Decided to find this on what was a rainy morning on our recent visit, don't really think it was worth it however. From one side you view it through a window in the wall which does if I am honest slightly resemble a Venice canal...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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