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A couple of interesting buildings can be seen at the northern part of Via San Stefano. The most northern point of this street is the Piazza di Porta Ravegnana with the famous two towers. Along the street, you will find the Mercanzia, the old trading association chamber and a couple of more renaissance palaces. Have a look at the Casa Bolognini with its wood and brick archways (porticos). After 200 meters, the street gets wider to form the Piazza San Stefano.
At the Piazza San Stefano, you will find the church complex of San Stefano and more renaissance houses, like the houses of Tacconi and Isolani (more wooden structures). In fornt of these houses, a weekly market takes place. The Piazza San Stefano is a popular place to hang out and meet friends. Of course, it is not as lively as Piazza Maggiore or Piazza del Nettuno, but also not as touristy. I was there during midday break and south of the Piazza San Stefano, there was a kind of spooky atmosphere. Compared to the piazza, everything seemed so quiet and the atmosphere changed within seconds.
Address: Via Santo Stefano, 24
Phone: 051 223256
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