Iconic views in the centre of Bologna
Among the landmarks of Bologna, Piazza Santo Stefano is certainly worth visiting. A popular gathering place among locals, it is not actually a square, but rather an open space with a unique triangular shape, which starts at Via Santo Stefano, joins the Santo Stefano complex, known as the “Seven Churches”, and leads to the Two Towers.
The area often hosts concerts, cultural events and antique markets. As well as the Basilica of Santo Stefano, the porticos of the renowned Gothic and Renaissance noble buildings that overlook it will certainly catch your eye. On one side is Casa Berti, with frescoes by Gandolfi, Palazzo Isolani and the 15th-century Palazzo Bolognini Isolani; on the other is the 16th-century Palazzo Bolognini Amorini Salina, known for its frieze with terracotta heads. You can also admire a row of merchant houses dating back to the 15th century.