Palazzo Re Enzo
Palazzo Re Enzo
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Cymro
Coimbra, Portugal3,357 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
I was disappointed and had expected more. The palace is relatively small and there was supposedly a photographic exhibition in the rooms. I counted just 12 photographs throughout the palace, There is not a lot to see if truth be told and there are far better palaces to see in the city. My recommendation would be to go after you have seen the other sites in Bologna when you have nothing left on your list to see-
Written March 6, 2022
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warren D
Vladivostok, Russia3,388 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
If you ask someone for directions, as I regularly do to practice Italian and because I am lost anyway, they may refer to this Palace asl Palazzo Nuovo. It is one of the oldest buildings in Bologna, built between 1244 and 1246, and named after Enzo of Sardinia, the son of Frederick II. This was Enzo’s residence, a prisoner in the Palazzo 23 years.
Written June 19, 2019
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PandDBlackburn
Blackburn, Lancashire165 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Couples
OK, everyone does it....but you must try it. Stand in one corner and let your Partner stand across in the other.....whisper a few words facing the corner, and your Partner will hear every word !! Simple but fascinating and a Must Do !! Try it !
Written August 15, 2015
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Jo_and_Tom
Anna, OH1,653 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
This is part of Plaza Maggiore with the Jail on one side, the Basilica on other and Town Hall Opposite. It is a beautiful building that will be seen in the square
Written March 29, 2020
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Theodor
Bucharest, Romania356 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
being there with a food and wine festival the place is great....yet the food and wine was also a very good experience...greatly appreciated the architecture....
Written April 29, 2019
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Kevin P
Ferndown, UK1,207 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Couples
Right on the north side of the Piazzo Maggiore, this ancient building is currently difficult to fully appreciate because of the work and scaffolding obscuring it. It has a number of bars and shops built into it which still function despite the works. The main attraction for tourists at present is the "whispering gallery" effect in the middle of the building, at ground level. Stand diagonally opposite a person, facing into the corner, and talk quietly and somehow your voice will carry to the other person. Hard to explain, so just go and watch as plenty of people do it. An interesting oddity.
Written April 30, 2018
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Helena F
Cascais, Portugal28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2016 • Couples
It is a cultural palace. This one is a must to see when you cross under the Voltone,It takes its name from Enzio of Sardinia, Frederick II's son, who was prisoner here from 1249 until his death in 1272.The current Gothic appearance dates from the restoration of 1905 due to Alfonso Rubbiani. On the right of the palace is the access to the chapel of Santa Maria dei Carcerati, where the condemned to death went to. A must to see!!!!
Written March 10, 2016
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john b
Valparaiso, IN863 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Again, we did not go in so maybe I shouldn't be reviewing but I loved the Piazza so much I'm taking the time to tell you to go to Bologna to see the magnificent Buildings and enjoy the food. Best in Italy ( IMO).
Written October 25, 2019
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Angelo S
Hilliard, OH3,623 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
This is a beautiful piece of architecture that was originally built to be an administrative building, became a prison for King Enzo of Sardinia in the 1200's. Now mainly an exhibition and meeting space, it can be difficult to get inside for a look.

The entire palace covers a bit of the area and you can walk the entire outside easily. Within what I could consider the boundaries of the Palazzo is an architectural oddity where you can whisper into the corners and be heard in the opposite corner. There are also some original scaffold for where public hangings used to occur.

We were able to get into the main courtyard for a few moments as one of the events were in the middle of a tear down. Based on the stories we heard, King Enzo's prison was quite the place for him to spend the rest of his years.
Written October 15, 2019
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545medva
Budapest, Hungary3,972 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
It is an excellent middle age building at the Piazza Maggiore. It was once also a prison. It is a very photogenic building.
Written September 13, 2019
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