Palazzo Bolognini (Bolognini Palace), Bologna

Palazzo Bolognini (Bolognini Palace), Bologna

The Palazzo Bolognini Amorini Salina is a Renaissance architecture palace located on Piazza Santo Stefano in the center of Bologna. The Palace is notable by its circular niches with busts on the facade. The palace is still owned by descendant of the 16th-century Senatorial family.

The building was erected between 1517–25 with work continuing from 1551–1602. The design was by Andrea da Formigine. Formigine and Properzia de' Rossi sculpted the capitols in the portico. Palace construction ceased by 1602 for lack of funds, and work on the palace was not restarted till the 19th-century, and not completed until the 1884 under the engineer Lamberdini.

The standout feature of the palace is the facade has a series of capricci busts made of terra-cotta in the spandrels and below the roofline. The artist who worked on the facade is the well known 19-century Italian sculptor Giulio Cesare Conventi.
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Palazzo Bolognini (Bolognini Palace) on Map

Sight Name: Palazzo Bolognini (Bolognini Palace)
Sight Location: Bologna, Italy (See walking tours in Bologna)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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