Weekend Getaway: Bologna

Italy, Bologna Guide (B): Weekend Getaway: Bologna

Six years ago, I moved to the capital of the Italian province Emilia-Romagna: Bologna. Even though other Italian cities like Rome, Venice and Florence are a lot more popular than Bologna, this beautiful city has so much to offer that it can’t be overlooked.

Through the centuries, Bologna has been given several nicknames. It is now mostly known as “la rossa, la grassa, la dotta”, or “the red one, the fat one and the wise one”. When visiting this city, it will become almost immediately clear why these nicknames are being used to describe Bologna.

One of the first things you notice when arriving in Bologna, is the beautiful red color of the city. The inhabitants of Bologna are known for being more left-wing voters, which is also why it’s called “la rossa”. “La grassa” refers to the fact that the city can be described as the “belly of Italy”. You can indulge in tons of delicious food and various delicacies such as mortadella, tortellini and ragù alla Bolognese. While strolling through the streets of the old center of Bologna, you’ll see lots of small shops which sell these tasty delicacies. You won’t go hungry in Bologna! ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Weekend Getaway: Bologna
Guide Location: Italy » Bologna
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Piazza Maggiore   Basilica of St. Petronio   Palazzo del Podestà   Piazza Santo Stefano   Basilica del Sepolcro   Basilica dei protomartiri San Vitale e Sant’Agricola   Via Farini   Quadrilatero   Torre degli Asinelli   Gelateria Gianni   Caffè Zamboni   Santuario della Beata Vergine di San Luca   Caffè Piccolo e Sublime   Piazza dell’8 Agosto   anatomical theater in the Archiginnasio  
Author: Jolene Follens
Read it on author's website: http://www.wondersoftraveling.com/2017/09/06/weekend-getaway-bologna/