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Jo_and_Tom wrote a review Mar 2020
Anna, Ohio1,448 contributions355 helpful votes
This another Portico, each square has different name but the Portico's seem to be endless from one street to next. Many expensive shops.
Date of experience: March 2020
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Asiyah Noemi K wrote a review Feb 2020
Pula, Croatia4,398 contributions38,323 helpful votes
Arriving in Bologna we were delighted with the beautiful architecture of the streets enriched with Portici ( Arcades ), which makes this city even more charming. The arcades of Bologna (Portici), almost 40 km long, make the city of Bologna unique in the world as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Since 1100, when the growth of the University has pushed to invent a new urban space, the arcades have become a place, at the same time public and private, of sociability and commerce, an open-air lounge that is a symbol of Bolognese hospitality. In 1288 with a Statute, the Municipality of Bologna established that all new houses must be built with a masonry portico and existing ones that lacked them were required to add it. Born and still remain as private property for public use, they are an identifying element of the Felsine capital, as well as a reference point for a sustainable urban lifestyle, in which religious spaces, civil buildings, commercial centers and all social classes are perfectly integrated. The arcades in Bologna offered and offer shelter from the weather and the sun, allowing you to walk the roads in any weather. Furthermore, they constituted and also constitute a means for the expansion of commercial and artisan activities. Among many Portici stands out for its beauty Portico del Pavaglione. Portico del Pavaglione, which extends from Via De 'Musei to Via Farini, flanking Via dell'Archiginnasio and Piazza Galvani. The domestic people love strolling under this elegant portico lined with high-end shops. It is 139 meters long and features 30 arches. Along the way, we will find the Archiginnasio, the first unified seat of Bologna's Studio (University), built in the mid-16th century. The portico owes its name to the Piazza del Pavaglione (now Piazza Galvani) where the silkworm market was held (a pavajon in the Bolognese dialect means Pavilion, there was a pavilion to shelter the cocoons when Bologna was the site of a thriving silk industry). At the end of Portico del Pavaglione is a historic cafè of Bologna, Caffè Zanarini.…
Date of experience: December 2019
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brachitstersxxx wrote a review Oct 2019
London, United Kingdom34 contributions27 helpful votes
Very typical for Bolonia. This type of architecture is so nice, so unique. Good place for a walk (be carefull - expensive shops)
Date of experience: October 2019
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545medva wrote a review Sep 2019
Budapest, Hungary3,979 contributions900 helpful votes
Under the porticos you will find some of the most exclusive shops. They are all very expensív. ANd if it is ahot day, not problem, there are the arcades.
Date of experience: September 2019
Steve_of_N21 wrote a review May 2019
London, United Kingdom1,663 contributions1,049 helpful votes
Running along the side of the Basilica di San Petronio the Portico del Pavaglione is one of the smarter arched passages and is home to upmarket fashion and goods shops. I admired the architecture whilst my wife admired what was in the windows.
Date of experience: May 2019