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Palazzo dei Banchi, Bologna: 6 reviews and 8 photos

  Palazzo dei Banchi
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      Palazzo dei Banchi
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  • Palazzo dei banchi - Bologna
      Palazzo dei banchi
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Palazzo dei Banchi was the last palace built in the Piazza Maggiore. It was built with the intention to hide the narrow streets of the market behind it, known today as Mercato di Mezzo. The name Banchi derives from the desks of the money-changers that once used to work there.
The construction of the building first started in 1412, but completed by facade and elegant porticoe only in 1568 by famous Bolognese architect Jacopo Barozzi. Barozzi, called Il Vignola, built the facade of the palace composed by 15 arcs and the portico which is part of so-called "Portico del Pavaglione".

Address: Piazza Maggiore

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  • Updated Feb 18, 2013
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