Bologna and the UNESCO nomination for its arcades

Santuario della Madonna di san Luca, Bologna - arcades

The candidacy of Bologna Arcades to become UNESCO World Heritage was confirmed last January 2020. 62 kilometers located both in the city-center and in its surrounding areas are the result of an excellent urban organization built over nine centuries.

The Bologna Arcades are an architectural and, at the same time social model, a place of integration and exchange, where citizens, visitors, students walk, interact, work and meet each others.

Born and still remained as a private property for a public use, characterized by a great variety of artistic-architectural styles, the Arcades are considered as an identifying element of Bologna itself, and they are a reference point for a sustainable urban lifestyle, in which its religious and civil spaces as well as the houses of its all social classes are perfectly integrated.

Stroll along the Arcades choosing our “Urban trekking tour”

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