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.
1) Saturday 14 May, 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
2) Saturday 21 May, 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.
3) Saturday 28 May, 4 p.m. - SACRED AND DEVOTIONAL PORTICOES
From the Certosa Cemetery up to the Meloncello Arch: the city's sacred sites through its porticoes
The Monumental Cemetery of the Charterhouse and its cloisters, the Charterhouse portico, Meloncello Arch
4) Saturday 4 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
Itinerary 1, 2 and 4:
Tourist information and incoming services point
Piazza Maggiore 1/e - 40124
Entrance of the church San Girolamo della Certosa
Via della Certosa 18
- 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.
Wearing a face mask during the whole tour is strongly recommended.