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Palazzo D’Accursio

Visitors gather around Netuno Fountain to admire the newly renovated statues, a worthy sight and one of Bologna’s most marvellous landmarks. Most visitors continue on to the famous and stunning San Petronio Basilica, one of the largest medieval basilicas in the world, and miss a visit to this gorgeous palace that used to house the Town Hall and other administrative and trade congregations in the past. Check the stairs (scala cordonata) to reach the upper floors, in shape and material different from what you usually see, the reason being that in the past horses would go up the building. Take a look at the wonderful rooms, such as the Council, the Red or the Ercole (the oldest one) and do not miss the Capella Farnese.

Piazza Maggiore 6, Bologna.