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bologna italyBologna is a well known city of Northern Italy and is the capital of the region of Emilia-Romagna. It is situated in the Po Valley between the Po River and Apennine mountains. Bologna is full of medieval architecture with red brick palazzo, Renaissance towers and porticoed streets. It is a very lively place with a large student population and it is also considered as the food capital of Italy. The University of Bologna is the oldest university of Europe and has witnessed many agitations by students in the past. The city is called ‘la rossa’ which means ‘red’ and refers to its colorful buildings as well as this word is used as a metaphor for the city which elected for a communist town. Bologna Italy…

Bologna

Many people pass through the spotless city of Bologna on their way elsewhere, which is a shame – we think it merits a stop of at least a day. Sometimes called “Bologna the fat,” this city is a great place to indulge yourself: Many consider it to be the gastronomic capital of Italy. Local specialties include tagliatelle, the Bolognese meat sauce called ragu and handmade tortellini. And, yes, the bologna in the sandwiches of your youth was a descendant of a local delicacy, mortadella. Perhaps because of the university, Bologna is a convivial city and has much to offer in the way of nightlife. We particularly like the wine bars called cantine. Most have simple wooden tables, occasional live music, light snacks and fine wine lists. Some of the oldest cantine in Italy are to be found in Bologna, some dating to the 13th century. 65 mi/105 km north of Florence.

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