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La Piccola Venezia

Neighborhood: San Vitale
As featured in 3 Days in Bologna and 1 other guide
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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 4 weeks ago
Arghavan A
Bologna, Italy
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank Kathryn G
Bologna, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank Arghavan A
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.

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.

Thank Bongarfo
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.

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.

Thank RicardoCub
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

Thank Liz R
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.

Thank Barbara M
Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

Had difficulty trying to find out more about the canale which when we arrived was flowing quite quickly and then disappeared under some old building. When we went to look again the following day - there was no water at all! Somebody must have closed a sluice somewhere.

Thank Kule Dude
Perth, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

Look for a small door about shoulder height to view the canal. We missed it first time. View is ok but imagination works best. Not a must see if you don't have time. All part of history though

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