Oval square built in the XVIII century as a market for butchers, fishmongers and oil vendors.
Built in 1758, Piazza Nuova is the first example of trade centre in Romagna.
The interior consists of arcades sorroundings an elliptical structure with a series of thirty round arches held by square pillars. The two entrances are marked by round arches and relief decorations on the frames.The porticoes are in bare bricks, while the square is paved with cobblestones.
Piazza Nuova has always the ideal set for many kinds of events: recentely it has housed Summer seasons of films, theatre shows, cultural festivals, exhibitions and concerts. Vittorio Gassman has chosen the square as a background for the reading of the first Canto of Dante's Inferno. Restored at the end of the '90s, it now houses artists' and crafts workshops and a quality tavern.
Address: Piazza Nuova - Bagnacavallo - 48012 (RA)
Tel: 0545 280898, info - Tourist Information Office
Fax: 0545 280859
How to get there
It is situated not far from piazza della Libertà. Not accessible to cycle, motorcycle and motor vehicles. Car park in Largo Kennedy and in the neighbouring streets. Accessible to disabled.
Hours: 11.30 - 24.00
Last update: 12/05/2013 (Redazione centrale di Bagnacavallo)