Under Bologna lies an intricate complex of tunnels winding below the city.
Tunnels were built or converted for different needs over time: a water reservoir, passages, air raid shelters, etc.
Waterways of Bologna had a long story: used since Roman times, their importance increased with the Middle Ages to fulfill the needs of the growing economy of Bologna.
During the Renaissance, waterways were upgraded with a real port connecting Bologna to the Adriatico Sea.
Foto: Massimo Brunelli
Images of the Underground Tunnels of Bologna
Aposa stream – Access from Via Rizzoli
Bagni di Mario, a large underground water reservoir built in 1563 by Tommaso Laureti to supply Neptune Fontain.
Del Guasto – Air raid shelter (War World II)
In collaboration with Associazione Amici delle Acque