05 Apr 2018

Palazzo
Re Enzo

Palazzo Re Enzo

Palazzo Re Enzo

Salone del Podestà | Sala di Re Enzo | Sala degli Atti | Punto informazioni | Piazza del Nettuno, 1

Palazzo Re Enzo was built in the 14th century immediately after the Palazzo del Podestà, and it was called originally New Palace to distinguish it from the latter; its function was new indeed, since it had to include the widespread representatives of the people. It became later the forced house of King Enzo of Sardinia, son of the Emperor Frederick II, who, captured during a war, was imprisoned there for 23 years, until his death. The Palazzo was rebuilt and restored several times, and it is one of the most important venues of the city. The crenelated profile of the building faces Nettuno Square and bears witness to the splendour of Bologna during the Middle Ages.