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1. Finestrella. I first saw a picture of this beautiful peak-a-boo window that opened up to a colorful canal on Pinterest. Initially, I assumed it was taken in Venice, but when I scrolled through the comments, I realized it was actually in Bologna! So obviously, when I started planning my trip to the city, this spot was the first on my list! The colors of the canal are so stunning and look incredible when contrasted against the blood red orange color of the window itself. Definitely a must-see for any photographer. Learn more about how to find it in my post How to Find Bologna's Hidden Canals. 2. The city’s archways at sunset. A lot of the buildings in Bologna are very grand and have beautiful archways. At sunset, the light cuts through the pillars and creates these dramatic shadows that are fantastic to photograph. There are so many of these around the city that I really can’t recommend one walkway in particular. Just stroll around as it gets nearer to sunset and see which place most entices you! 3. The top of the Asinelli Tower. The Asinelli Tower is the taller of the two towers that make up Le Due Torri, located in the center of the city. It’s a long way up to the top (498 steps to be exact!) but the views from up above are superb. You really get a sense of the size of the city, as well as all of its colors! My favorite shot was one I took looking straight down at Garisenda, the smaller tower. Fun fact: though it doesn't get nearly as much attention for its tilt, Garisenda actually leans much more than the Leaning Tower of Pisa! 4. Bologna’s street art. Bologna is one of the hippest cities in Italy.
1. Finestrella. I first saw a picture of this beautiful peak-a-boo window that opened up to a colorful canal on
Venice is world famous for its beautiful canals, but few people realize that Bologna also boasts some stunning waterways! Though there aren’t nearly as many, the canals in Bologna are seriously stunning and really fun to try and find! You see, most of the canals run behind private homes so they’re not visible from the street. That’s why you will sometimes hear the flow of water as you’re walking around, but won’t be able to locate where it’s coming from. However, there are a few places in the city where you can see these canals. Running perpendicular to Via Piella is a beautiful waterway that you can see as you cross a small bridge. The photo below is the view you have from there, which is great in itself. But that’s not the best part! When looking out at the water, turn around and you’ll notice that the view on the other side is blocked by a wall. Or so it would seem... Walk to the other side and you will find a small square window that is usually shut with a nondescript plaque next to it. Unlatch it and push the window open and…voila! A beautiful view of the other side of the canal! If you search for this on Google Maps, it should come up as Finestrella. I saw so many people came to look just at the open side of the canal and nearly missed the secret window, so be sure not to skip that part! Also, be sure to walk to the street on the other side of the canal so you can also get some photos looking back! If you look really closely at the photo below, you can see the tiny window in the distance! Another canal runs just 1 block north of Finistrella,
Venice is world famous for its beautiful canals, but few people realize that Bologna also boasts some stunning waterways! Though