April 15, 2014

Bologna, the good (food), the old (tower) and the young (people)

Bologna, ItalyAlready been to the main cities of italy? Florence, Venice and Rome done and you are thinking to go to other european capitals? Have a look at the destinations suggested on gadders and you will change your mind! Your next trip could be to Bologna, a concentration of medieval culture, fun and good food in few km2

Bologna the learned, the fat and the turreted. These are the three names that better than any other definition describe the peculiarities of the city of Bologna. Home of the oldest university in Europe, Alma Mater Studiorum, founded in 1088, emblem of the culinary traditions of the region of Emilia and ancient center of the Middle Ages, with its walls, porches, buildings and towers of great architectural value, Bologna is considered to be a dynamic and culturally lively city.
Bologna within the walls is the phrase used by the Bolognese to indicate the historical center of the city, formerly enclosed within a circle of medieval walls and today considered the heart of urban life. A labyrinth of arcades and squares which returns the image of a pleasant, charming and humane city.
Bologna, Italy

Lovely by day, among churches, monuments and historic buildings to explore, intriguing at night, thanks to the many bars crowded with students and the numerous artistic and musical events. The main attractions of Bologna are Piazza Maggiore, the Fountain of Neptune and the Basilica of San Petronio. In Via Rizzoli intersect the Two Towers Garisenda and Asinelli, authentic symbol of the city and gateway to the university area. Other places of interest are certainly the Mercato delle Erbe, the St. Stephen’s Basilica at the center of a small square paved with cobblestones, the Palace Merchandise and the Palace of Archiginnasio. After sunset, Bologna is transformed into a city full of life, through the bars in Piazza Verdi, the pubs Via del Pratello and the most exclusive clubs of the Giardini Margherita, or the discos and live music places in the city center.

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