Palazzo del Podestà

Palazzo del Podestà information

Bologna , Italy
Address
Street Piazza Maggiore 1
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Lonely Planet review

Dating to the 13th century, the Palazzo del Podestà was the original residence of Bologna's chief magistrate. Beneath the palazzo there's a whispering gallery where two perpendicular passages intersect. Stand diagonally opposite someone and whisper: the acoustics are amazing. Both palazzi are off-limits to the public unless there's a temporary exhibition on.