Set out on a fascinating discovery of the UNESCO Arcades: four themed itineraries will reveal their most intriguing secrets and curiosities, traversing those historical eras and architectural styles that have shaped the layout of today's neighbourhoods.
4) Saturday 25 June, 4 p.m. - PORTICOES AND POPULAR NEIGHBOURHOODS
Needless to say, noblemen's mansions had their own porticoes, but so did popular neighbourhoods, yet with varying sizes and uses given the limited space and.....disposable income.
Porta San Mamolo, the "Mirasoli", Via del Fossato, Via Senzanome (the city's narrowest portico), Via Ca' Selvatica and Via Santa Caterina
2) Saturday 11 June, 4 p.m. - THE ARCADES OF THE NOBILITY FROM THE MIDDLE AGES TO THE BAROQUE
The city’s noblest families would build towers and... porticoes. Discover the arcades of the most beautiful noble palaces.
Via Marsala (portico of Palazzo Grassi), Via Zamboni, Strada Maggiore, Corte Isolani, Piazza Santo Stefano
3) Saturday 18 June, 4 p.m. - THE EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY PORTICOES OF THE BELLE ÉPOQUE
Relive the Belle Époque through the arcades of Santo Stefano neighbourhood down to the Giardini Margherita
Archiginnasio portico (aka the Pavaglione for the Bolognese), Via Farini, Piazza Cavour, Piazza Minghetti, Via Santo Stefano, Baraccano Renaissance portico, Giardini Margherita.
4) Saturday 2 July, 4 p.m. - THE STATELY PORTICOES OF VIA GALLIERA AND THE CONTEMPORARY EXAMPLES OF VIA DEI MILLE
A journey from the elegant via Galliera, often referred to as the Grand Canal of Bologna, to the modern expressions of via Marconi and via dei Mille over the old "Forno del Pane" (bread oven), now seat of the MAMbo Museum.
The porticoes of via Galliera and its magnificent palazzi, the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore and via Manzoni, the modern porticoes of via Marconi and via dei Mille, MAMbo Museum (former Forno del Pane)
Tourist information and incoming services point
Piazza Maggiore 1/e - 40124
- Professional Italian/English speaking tour guide
Full price: € 15,00 p/person
Reduced price Card Cultura: € 12,00 p/person (Card Cultura holders and Parma Card holers)
Free: children under 12;
All services are managed and sold by Bologna Welcome Incoming Travel Agency
Reservations can be cancelled or amended free of charge only up to 24 hours prior to the scheduled booking time. Beyond that deadline, you will be charged the whole amount of the reservation with no exceptions applicable.
In the event of high visitor confluences, we reccomend wearing a face mask.