Piazzetta Betlemme


Where: Via Betlemme - 40017 San Giovanni in Persiceto (BO)

Piazzetta Betlemme - Comune San Giovanni in Persiceto
Piazzetta Betlemme - Comune San Giovanni in Persiceto

Not to be missed in San Giovanni in Persiceto is the fantastic Piazzetta Betlemme, renamed “La piazzetta degli inganni” (The Little Square of Tricks) due to its multicoloured trompe l’oeil by the famous set designer Gino Pellegrini, collaborator of movie directors such as Stanley Kubrick.

Having just returned from Hollywood, where he worked on such great films as “2001, A Space Odyssey”, “West Side Story”, “Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner” and “Mutiny On The Bounty”, Pellegrini imagined turning this small square into a homage to cinema, and over the course of the years, painted various scenes combining reality and imagination.

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URP - Public Relations Office

San Giovanni in Persiceto

Address: Corso Italia 78 - 40017 San Giovanni in Persiceto (BO)

Toll free number 800 069678


Opening times
Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri and Sat 8.30am-1.30pm

Thu 8.30am-6.30pm

Opening times (July and August)
Mon – Sat 8.30am-1pm

Loc. San Matteo della Decima c/o Centro civico
Via Cento 158/a - 40017 San Giovanni in Persiceto
Phone: +39  051 6812057


Opening times

Mon – Sat 8.30am-1.30pm



Last update: 22-07-2019