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Canals, Bologna: 4 reviews and 15 photos


Bologna, also beeing constructed in the middle of Padana plane, had a large port that allowed boat connections to the sea and with the nearby regions.
The industry of the silk was a lot important and therefore the fluvial connections were fundamental for the commerce.
Passing the time the port ( in Bologna there is Port Streat!) and its channels have lost more and more importance, are disappeared the loundresses, the flour mills that were found until 20 years ago in the first bolognese country.
Now this net of channels is partially disappeared and those little that are still found in city have been covered, like in Via Riva di Reno.
But the same channel that passes in this road re-appear just in the historical center of Bologna, passing under via Independenza and between two rows of houses, with its balconies and little windows.
Walk around this zone difficultly you will notice it if not lend much attention.
In Via Piella, entering in this road from via Augusto Righi, 20 meters ahead on the right you will find one small window in wood with next one historical plate. From this window you will be able to see the channel exactly as I have photographed it.
Tried to imagine this zone with little palaces, the boats on the river full of products for the commerce!

Address: Via Piella, corner Via Augusto Righi
Directions: this is the web page of the map of this area:

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  • Updated Nov 2, 2005
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