Finestrella di Via Piella

Historic Site in Bologna

Finestrella Di Via Piella

Passing through the Porta Govese or Torresotto dei Piella, you will arrive at a notable sight—the renowned window overlooking the Canale delle Moline and the accompanying bridge, both offering captivating views of the canal. This particular corner of the city has earned the moniker “little Venice.” As you gaze out amidst the surrounding buildings, you will witness one of the few remaining stretches of running water that was not concealed beneath asphalt during the early 20th century and postwar period.

The Canale delle Moline serves as an extension of the Canale di Reno. Along most of its path, the canal flows between buildings, often hidden from view. However, through small windows located in Via Oberdan, Via Malcontenti, and Via Piella, it is now possible to catch glimpses of this waterway.

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Visiting Finestrella di Via Piella


24 Hours



Address: Via Piella, Bologna, Metropolitan City of Bologna, Italy
Duration: 20 minutes

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