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The Porticoes of Bologna - A World Heritage Property

The Porticoes of Bologna were entered in the UNESCO World Heritage List on 28 July 2021. It is a serial site composed of 12 groups of porticoes and the surrounding edified areas, located inside the Municipality of Bologna, and existing since the 12th century. Defined as private property open for public use, these sets of porticoes became an expression and an element of the urban identity of Bologna.

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il tavolo dei relatori con l'Assessora Orioli e  rappresentanti della Regione e dell'Accademia di Belle Arti
Initiative
04/06/2024

PORTICANDO - Three Institutions and One Heritage

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vista dei portici illuminati a colori dal cantante Cremonini
Event
04-09
June

Bologna Portici Festival is back

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grafica astratta con portici nella gamma del rosso su fondo blu
Event
17-18
May

Preview of the second edition of the Bologna Portici Festival

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Portico di via Santa Caterina
Initiative
26/01/2024

Assistance for work on the porticoes

The municipality supports property owners who take care of their porticoes: learn how
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News
08/05/2024

We read it for you | Basic facts about porticoes

Andrea Santucci
Il mirabile artificio. Colonne, archi e capitelli dei portici di Bologna,
Bologna, Gli Inchiostri Associati, 1997-1998
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gessi
News
08/05/2024

The Evaporitic Karst Properties of Emilia Romagna added to the World Heritage List

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la pianura dei portici
News
08/05/2024

We read it for you | La pianura dei portici

Massimiliano Boschini, Giacomo Cecchin, Simone Terzi, Fabio Veneri, La pianura dei portici. Itinerari di un incontro sentimentale, con disegni di Giuseppe Vitale, Mantova, Editoriale Sometti, 2023.
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architrame
News
28/05/2024

Architrame

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copertina volume Andrea Santucci
News
11/04/2024

Bologna – a numbers game

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mappa 62km
News
28/05/2024

Porticoes: a 62 km-long asset

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Zamboni
News
28/05/2024

Six paths plus one under the porticoes

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Porticoes world heritage

DESCUBRE LOS PÓRTICOS
ポルティコを見る
ENTDECKEN SIE DIE ARKADEN
اكتشف الأروقة
DISCOVER THE PORTICOES
探索拱廊
DÉCOUVREZ LES PORTIQUES
DESCUBRA OS PÓRTICOS

FAQs

The network of the porticoed walkways in Bologna is 62 km long... so far!

Their distinctive feature is to be private property for public use.

Because of their Outstanding Universal Value, as established by the World Heitage Committee on July 18th 2021.