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Palazzo Re Enzo

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Address: Piazza Maggiore 1, 40124 Bologna, Italy
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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Worth a quick visit.

Not the most ornate or spectacular of the churches and palaces around Bologna but still worth popping your head in. Check out the whispering gallery below the palace.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Reading, United Kingdom
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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Not the most ornate or spectacular of the churches and palaces around Bologna but still worth popping your head in. Check out the whispering gallery below the palace.

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Middlesbrough
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2016

A nice place to visit for a few seconds. It works well as a whispering gallery without being a dome. Will not amuse an adult for longer than it takes to whisper. Fun for children.

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Cascais, Portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2016

It is a cultural palace. This one is a must to see when you cross under the Voltone,It takes its name from Enzio of Sardinia, Frederick II's son, who was prisoner here from 1249 until his death in 1272.The current Gothic appearance dates from the restoration of 1905 due to Alfonso Rubbiani. On the right of the palace is the... More 

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Blackburn, Lancashire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2015

OK, everyone does it....but you must try it. Stand in one corner and let your Partner stand across in the other.....whisper a few words facing the corner, and your Partner will hear every word !! Simple but fascinating and a Must Do !! Try it !

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Bologna, Italy
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2015

The Palazzo was built in 1200. It is an architectural complex so impressive as to be crossed by two streets that cross under the Voltone Podesta. Above rises the Torre dell'Arengo, with its bell that called the people in case of extraordinary events. The Voltone Podesta is decorated with terracotta statues of the saints of the city, San Petronio, San... More 

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Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2014 via mobile

This one! is consider A cultural palace. It was built at the beginning of the 13th century. The name Enzo comes from the son of Frederick II, Enzio de Sardinia. The poor one died here; he was prisoner from 1249 for 23 years. It is a fascinating monument with the presentation of the state's art.

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Bologna, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2012

Below the "suspended" tower of Podestà Palace, the perfect sound transmission since centuries .... if you come to Bologna you need to check this.

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