ANNA BRINI Bologna Tourist Guide
- Underground bologna and the city's waterways
Bologna has two sides - one sunny and cheerful, the other darker and impenetrable. Full of well-kept secrets, sinister noises and mysteries to solve, part of Bologna's underground passages are now open to visitors who want to know more about them.
TORRENTE APOSA - APOSA TORRENTA 800 mt. (half mile) itinerary throughout the town subsoil... not only a walk but a journey back in time, from Roman Bologna (1st Century b.C.) to the Second World War through legends and stories that involve visitors in a fabulous trip.
Clothing and weather restrictions.
BAGNI DI MARIO - MARIO'S BATHSLarge underground reservoir dated back XVIth Century, with Renaissance decors and charming tunnels with gothic arches.
A smart system to capture waters for the supplying of the great Neptune Fountain.
THE ROMAN AQUEDUCT
Few kilometres far from the city centre, in the small village of Pontecchio Marconi, in a romantic natural frame of woods, there is the entrance to this unbelievable artefact dated back 30 a. C.
THE BOLOGNESI: FRESHWATER SAILORS?
Actually, yes ..there used to be a major river port in Bologna!!Perhaps not everyone knows that there was a time when Bologna had much in common with Venice, with canals, boats and freshwater sailors crowding the city.
Today you can no longer see the water but it hasn't disappeared - it is just hidden underground. This open-air itinerary retraces the ancient waterways, the Salara (the old wharf side salt warehouses), the port and the canals which may still be seen in the city centre.
This unexpected discovery brings some novel surprises.
STOCK EXCHANGE HALL ARCHEOLOGICAL DIGGINGSThe Hall subsoil keeps the ruins of the Roman Forum and Basilica.
A slope in the most ancient past of Bologna.
Anna Brini - Tour guide, Nature guide, Tour leader
Via Fosse Ardeatine, 13
- 40068 S. Lazzaro di Savena (Bologna) Italy