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  • Excellent53%
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  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Dec 15, 2018
“Fascinating medieval castle”
Oct 23, 2018
“Finally! Got to see the interior--impressive”
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Reviewed December 15, 2018

Fascinating castle, typical of the age. Have a stroll around and enjoy the view from the upper floor..

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank doppelganger_et
Reviewed October 23, 2018

This seems to be an event venue flanking the Nettuno fountain. The ground floor courtyard and upper loggia, which can be seen through the wrought iron gates, have always struck me a very evocative of days long ago, and the brightly lit chandeliers on the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank WanderJenn
Reviewed April 30, 2018

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...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank 929KevinP
Reviewed May 23, 2017

This old building is worth visiting,the court inside it is fascinating and leads to the palace itself through a staircase. The main access is from Piazza del Nettuno where there is the famous fountain of Neptune. On the other side of the square there is...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Nicola Z
Reviewed February 26, 2017

We were there for a congress and I was really impressed by the big halls and the decoration! Very luxurious beauty for a congress! We were all impressed. You don't need too much time to visit it...

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank SiliaMaximou2016
Reviewed November 28, 2016

Not the most ornate or spectacular of the churches and palaces around Bologna but still worth popping your head in. Check out the whispering gallery below the palace.

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Lizzie-S-Lizzie
Reviewed April 15, 2016

A nice place to visit for a few seconds. It works well as a whispering gallery without being a dome. Will not amuse an adult for longer than it takes to whisper. Fun for children.

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank max_patrick
Reviewed March 10, 2016

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...More

Date of experience: March 2016
1  Thank helenaf583
Reviewed August 15, 2015

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...More

Date of experience: July 2015
2  Thank PandDBlackburn
Reviewed July 29, 2015

The Palazzo was built in 1200. It is an architectural complex so impressive as to be crossed by two streets that cross under the Voltone Podesta. Above rises the Torre dell'Arengo, with its bell that called the people in case of extraordinary events. The Voltone...More

Date of experience: May 2015
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