History and monuments

From its origins to the present day

There are various legends about the birth of Bologna, some attribute its foundation all’umbro Ocno, scared away from the Etruscan Auleste from Umbria, who founded a village where now stands Bologna, and then further driven by the Etruscans ….

Bologna History

Historical events, battles and personalities that have shaped the history of Bologna

Monuments, squares and places of Bologna

Piazza Maggiore is the main square of Bologna measuring 115m in length and 60m in width, and is surrounded by the most important buildings of the medieval city. The oldest is the Palazzo del Podesta, who closed the square to the north, dates back to 1200 and is by Arengo Tower. To this was quickly added the Palazzo Re Enzo, under which ….