It’s easy to miss this small elegant piazza Bologni built in 1566 with several beautiful 16th century palaces and the statue of Charles the Fifth in the middle, to which the square itself acts as a stage.


The Monument of Charles the Fifth is located in the center of Piazza Bologni, although initially it was placed in Quattro Canti. The statue was made in bronze by Scipio Li Volsi and represents his triumphant return to Tunis in 1535. 

This is on an imposing marble pedestal, made by Giacomo Cirasolo and Luigi Geraci. It is decorated with the bas-reliefs by Giovanni Tagliavia.


You can have a short rest in this pretty square. I’ll take advantage to tell you more about Santa Rosalia. But, first get closer to the statue, there is something to find for you…