Palazzo Bentivoglio - From Via Belle Arti, Italy
Located in Bologna, Italy, Palazzo Bentivoglio is a magnificent 16th century palace that was erected in 1545 by the Bentivoglio family, a local noble family. Now it is the home of the Centro Internazionale di Fotografia (International Photography Centre). This palace is a treat for architecture and history lovers. With its 130 rooms, it is one of the largest and most majestic residences in Italy. Inside the palace is decorated with some of the finest murals and frescoes of the 16th century. In the main courtyard, under the portico, you will find statues of Hercules, Apollo and Diana. On the front of the palace you will find the balcony of Alliari, where members of the family used to watch the procession and ceremonies that occurred in the square. A visit to Palazzo Bentivoglio will cast light on the history of Bologna, offering a beautiful experience of grandeur and culture.