Back to Bologna – Day 1 – Part 3 – Palaces and Plaques

The Casa Berò, also known as the Casa dei Carracci, dates from the 16th century, and can be found at Via Rolandino, #1.  This house is considered a good example of Renaissance civil architecture.

A plaque on the facade pays tribute to the Berò family, and to the architects who renovated the building later.

On the facade of Via Garibaldi, #5, a plaque was installed in 1916, paying tribute to Giacomo Venezian, a young man from Trieste, who became a jurist and municipal lawyer in Bologna, until volunteering to fight in World War I, where he lost his life in 1915.  The building on Via Garibaldi is where Venezian lived, and also where he formed the committee “All for Italy.”

The Palazzo di Giustizia, also known as Palazzo Baciocchi, dominates Piazza dei Tribunali.  Even though the design of the building has been attributed to the architect Andrea Palladio, the actual construction and detailing of the building was done by local artists, without any supervision from Palladio.  The building houses the Court of Appeals of Bologna.

The Mexican Consulate of Bologna is at Via Solferino, #38.

Also on Via Solferino, at #11, you will find the Casa Moreschi, also known as Casa Berti.

A plaque marks the building that once was the home of the artist, Angelo Michele Colonna, who lived there in the 1600s.

After a short rest back at the apartment, we freshened up and, then, headed back out for the evening.  We began our night out with a stroll past the Cattedrale di Bologna, which dates from 1184.

We stopped for a drink at the bar Sorelle Ribelli, a hip and comfortable spot on Via Clavature, #12.

Later, we stopped for another round of Negroni Sbagliatos, in the market district.

For dinner, we ended up going to A Balùs, a restaurant on Via del Borgo di San Pietro, where we dined on vegetables, sausage, and bresaola, followed by local desserts.  It was a simple, but satisfying meal, even if a little overpriced for what we had.


Next up: We begin our second day in Bologna by exploring some of the city’s less known churches!


Note: This blog is written in English and Spanish, and the author takes no responsibility for the quality of any other translations that may appear.  If you have enjoyed this post, please, check out our archives for more posts from Bologna, as well as other Italian destinations.  Grazie!


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