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Palazzo della Mercanzia

Via Santo Stefano 4, 40125 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 239660
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Via Santo Stefano 4, 40125 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 239660
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Reviewed 9 April 2017

Bologna is city with so much history well worth going to there are bus trips around and out of the city well worth going on one

Thank tarty
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Also called Palazzo del Carrobbio or Loggia della Mercanzia. From afar, it looked like a small castle or something, but when we got closer, we realised what it was. The facade has a very interesting and intricate architecture - this one alone is worth some...More

Thank Maria D
Reviewed 7 November 2016

One can almost hear the layers of voices of Roman and later tradesmen around this beautiful square. It feels as if you could hear the sound of golden and silver coins being exchanged for all sorts of goods from around the Mediterranean and beyond. Another...More

Thank AnaSrdjan
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Hard to miss if you are in heart of Bologna, marvel beauty of the building either during the walk or spend a moment and enjoy a glass of wine in one of nearby cafes and wineries.

Thank AlicjaWG
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Built in the 14th Century for commercial activities, this building looks like a small castle from across the square. The swallowtail design of the crenelations indicate the merchants' assertion of their independence from Rome. I understand that the chamber of commerce now resides in the...More

Thank Terry L
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Nice building to look at and a convenient place to sit outside for a while,with or without a piadine.

Thank cycleplus1
Reviewed 30 August 2016

Beautiful palazzo with a nice smaller piazza in front of it. Located in between the main square, the towers and San Stefano

Thank Happiestonthemove
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

It's a nice building close to the two towers of Bologna. It was the palace outside the walls of the city, it was the distribution center for goods.

1  Thank Frankie_from_thecity
Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

The Palazzo dell'Archiginnasio is interesting. We bought the tour to go into anatomical theater. Interesting. Well worth the 3 euros.

Thank MilesL44
Reviewed 21 May 2016

located in the very heart of the city, just at the towers, the old traders building (chamber of commerce) is a nice building with some interesting features. have a close look at the clock on the front side for example. the nice square in front...More

1  Thank r0landbrunner
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