Bologna
Bologna

“Bologna is the best city in Italy for food and has the least number of tourists. With its medieval beauty, it has it all.” Mario Batali


Bologna, the European Capital of Culture in 2000 and the UNESCO “City of Music” in 2006, has Europe’s second largest historic centre, famous for its Roman heritage, for its medieval, renaissance and baroque art...

“Bologna is the best city in Italy for food and has the least number of tourists. With its medieval beauty, it has it all.” Mario Batali


Bologna, the European Capital of Culture in 2000 and the UNESCO “City of Music” in 2006, has Europe’s second largest historic centre, famous for its Roman heritage, for its medieval, renaissance and baroque artistic monuments, lengthy porticoes, medieval towers and the remains of its 13th century walls. The city is also well known for the University of Bologna being the oldest university in Europe founded in 1088, and its impressive trade fair district, prestigious cultural, economic and political institutions attract millions of visitors from around the world as well.

Its popular landmark, the Portico di San Luca, is one of the longest arcades in the world being 3,5 km long and consisting of 666 arcades, connecting Porta Saragozza and the center of the town with the Sanctuary of the Madonna di San Luca on Colle della Guardia, originally meant to protect the miraculous virgin icon of the Sanctuary. Other top attractions include the symbol of the town, the Due Torri towers of Bologna (Asinelli and Garisenda), the Piazza Maggiore and the Piazza del Nettuno, the impressive Morandi Museum, the Palazzo di Re Enzo, the Governors Palace, the Basilica di San Pietro, and numerous other famous churches and historical landmarks.

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