Weekend Getaway: Bologna

Weekend Getaway: Bologna, Bologna, Italy (B)

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))
Author: Jolene Follens
Read it on Author's Website: http://www.wondersoftraveling.com/2017/09/06/weekend-getaway-bologna/
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