Secrets of underground tunnels of Bologna

Tunnels were built or converted for different needs over time: water reservoir, passages, air raid shelters

Under Bologna lies an intricate complex of tunnels winding below the city.

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Waterways of Bologna had a long story: used since Roman times, their importance increased with Middle Ages to fulfil the needs of the growing economy of Bologna.

During Renaissance, waterways were even upgraded with a real port connecting Bologna to Adriatico Sea.

Foto: Massimo Brunelli

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Aposa stream – Access from Via Rizzoli

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Bagni di Mario – Large underground water reservoir built in 1563 by Tommaso Laureti to supply Neptune Fontain.

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Navile channel

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Del Guasto – Air raid shelter (War World II)

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