Palazzo Fantuzzi

Palace in Bologna

Palazzo Fantuzzi
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Palazzo Fantuzzi is a remarkable palace in the Renaissance architectural style, situated in the heart of Bologna. Renowned for its intricate exterior ornamentation and exquisite interior ceilings, it stands as a testament to the grandeur of its time.

The palace was meticulously designed in 1517 by the esteemed architect Andrea da Formigine. The façade, adorned with ashlar columns, was commissioned in 1521 by Francesco Fantuzzi. Notably, the corner niches are embellished with sculpted elephants, each crowned with a tower, symbolizing the coat of arms of the Fantuzzi family, who held prominent positions in the Senate.

Inside the palace, the ceilings exhibit the exceptional craftsmanship of renowned artists and designers from the 17th century Bologna. Among these talented individuals is Angelo Michele Colonna, whose exceptional works can be found in esteemed locations such as the Royal Palace of Madrid and the Palace of Versailles. Their contributions to the palace’s interior décor further enhance its artistic splendour.


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Visiting Palazzo Fantuzzi

Address: Palazzo Fantuzzi, Via San Vitale, Bologna, Metropolitan City of Bologna, Italy
Duration: 20 minutes

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