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Torre Prendiparte o Torre Coronata

40126 Bologna, Metropolitan City of Bologna, Italy

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About Torre Prendiparte o Torre Coronata

The Torre del Prendiparte is one of the approximately 20 noble towers still existing in the historic center of the city of Bologna.  Erected in the second half of the 12th century, it is 59.50 meters high and is characterized by a slight slope towards the north.  The tower was part of the so-called triad of medieval skyscrapers together with those of the Galluzzi and the Azzoguidi.



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Palazzo Re Enzo0.21km from Torre Prendiparte o Torre Coronata

The Re Enzo Palace is a historic building in Bologna dating from the thirteenth century.  It was built between 1244 and 1246 at the behest of the podestà Filippo Ugoni as an extension of the municipal buildings of the Palazzo del Podestà and for this reason, called Palatium Novum, but its historical events have made it always linked to the figure of King Enzo of Sardinia.

Palazzo del Podestà, Bologna0.22km from Torre Prendiparte o Torre Coronata

The Palazzo del Podestà in Bologna overlooks Piazza Maggiore, in the heart of the city, together with the Palazzo Comunale and the Basilica of San Petronio.  It was built around 1200, together with Piazza Maggiore as a building to carry out public functions and therefore the seat of the podestà and his officials. The current layout is very different from the original one also because the Palazzo Re Enzo was built later, between 1244 and 1246.

Biblioteca Salaborsa0.24km from Torre Prendiparte o Torre Coronata

The Salaborsa Library was inaugurated in 2001 inside Palazzo d'Accursio, the historic seat of the Municipality of Bologna. It overlooks Piazza Nettuno and via Ugo Bassi.  Visitors to the library are able to see an archaeological site through the crystal floor in the center of the library. The ancient ruins are also accessible from the basement floor, where there is information about them.

Fountain of Neptune0.25km from Torre Prendiparte o Torre Coronata

The fountain of Neptune, nicknamed al Żigànt in dialect by the Bolognese because of the size of the statue of Neptune, is located in Bologna in Piazza del Nettuno.  The over-life-size bronze figure of the god Neptune was completed and fixed in place around 1567. The statue was an early design by Giambologna, who had submitted a model for the Fountain of Neptune in Florence but had lost the commission to Baccio Bandinelli.

Two Towers0.25km from Torre Prendiparte o Torre Coronata

The Two Towers, both of them leaning, are the symbol of Bologna, Italy, and the most prominent of the Towers of Bologna. They are located at the intersection of the roads that lead to the five gates of the old ring wall.  The taller one is called the Asinelli while the smaller but more leaning tower is called the Garisenda. It was one of the iconic attractions in this area and it attracts a lot of tourists.

Piazza Maggiore0.26km from Torre Prendiparte o Torre Coronata

Piazza Maggiore is the main square of Bologna, measuring 115 meters in length and 60 meters in width, and surrounded by the most important buildings of the medieval city.  The oldest building facing the square is the Palazzo del Podestà, which closes the square to the north; it dates back to the 13th century and is surmounted by the Torre dell'Arengo, which by ringing its bell called the people to gather. The Palazzo Re Enzo was soon added to this, under which the cross vault of a pedestrian cro

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