Palazzo Fantuzzi - From Via San Vitale, Italy
Palazzo Fantuzzi is a beautiful building in the center of Bologna, Italy. Constructed in 1568 by the Fantuzzi family, it was once the home of Count Giovanni Andrea Fantuzzi. The building is now the Bank of Italy - Bologna. The façade is Renaissance and includes the Palace’s coat-of-arms and is adorned by statues of Mars and Bellona flanking the entrance. The interior has many works of art, including busts, frescoes and an altarpiece by local painter Lorenzo Pasinelli. A saloon houses the library of the famous Arturo Reghini, who is buried here. On the upper floors, painted ceilings and vaults in stucco decorated the apartments of Fantuzzi family members. A beautiful garden lies adjacent to the Palace. Enjoy the grand architecture and rich history of Palazzo Fantuzzi as you explore this Renaissance treasure in the heart of Bologna.