Palazzo Aldrovandi, Bologna

Bologna, Italy

Palazzo Aldrovandi, Bologna

The Palazzo Aldovrandi is a Senatorial palace on Via Galliera 8 in Bologna, built in Rococo style.

Replacing an older construction, the palace we see today began in 1725 under the patronage of the Cardinal Pompeo Aldrovandi with plans commissioned from Franco Maria Angelini. After Angelini's death in 1731, the work, including the Rococo facade, ornamented with Istrian marble, continued by 1741 under Alfonso Torreggiani. He designed the palaces ornate and peculiar Rococo windows with almost undulating arches superiorly. The palace lacks the typical porticos seen in older Bolognes palaces.

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