Bologna is a popular city amongst the people of Italy, but it doesn’t garner the usual international attention that the likes of Rome or Venice do. But that doesn’t mean it doesn’t deserve it. With brick terracotta-roofed architecture and porticos as well as the oldest university in the Western world, the city comes off as a site of its own. Served by the Guglielmo Marconi International Airport
, Bologna is easily accessible and a very rewarding destination.
The offerings of Bologna to the traveler include beautiful architecture, historical sites, and exquisite cuisine. A walk through The Arcades is a step through time, and the Tower of the Asinelli and Tower of the Garisenda are the symbols of the city. These are but of a couple of city’s grandest sites which also include St. Luke’s Basilicia, Margherita Gardens, and The Glossatori tombs. As this is Italy’s Food Capital, have a meal nearly anywhere within the city for a fantastic dining experience before heading out to catch a shower at the theater, opera, or concert. Named a Creative City of Music for UNESCO, the arts thrive here and have seen a number of well-known musicians throughout its history. Explore the culture and history of Bologna in any of the many museums found here, or hit up the centuries-old University of Bologna, visit the Fountain of Neptune, or take park in a cooking class at the Culinary Institute of Bologna.
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