Bologna is the lively, historic capital of the Emilia-Romagna region, in northern Italy.
It is the 7th most populous city in Italy, located in the heart of a metropolitan area (officially recognized by the Italian government as a citta metropolitana) of about one million.
1. The food
Bologna is well-known for the terracotta hues of its buildings. The city used to have historic communist leanings and that is why it is linked with the red color.
2. Its leaning tower puts Pisa’s to shame
Pisa is not the only city that has a leaning tower. Bologna has two towers, which have become a symbol of the city.
Porticoes are these pretty arches that line Bologna’s streets. Their characteristic feature is their architectural structure in harmony with the main body of the buildings.
4. Stunning Churches
The most stunning Christian temple is called Chiesa della Santa, where there are the mummified remains of Saint Catherine of Bologna in an eerie side chapel.
5. It has a hidden Side
Venice is not the only city that has canals. In Bologna canals were also built in order to give a boost to the upcoming textiles industry, which was simply thriving those days.
6. It’s perfectly placed for day trips
This particular Italian city is considered to be a small city with plenty thing and activities to do. This feature makes it the perfect place to be for a short trip.
7. There’s great art, old and new
The artifacts been here are combined unique characteristics, as they are from different decades and even from different eras.
8. It’s got the best university ever
Maybe that is an exaggeration, but its university is simply stunning. Students from all over the world can confirm that, as Bologna has been for years in the list of the most popular Erasmus destinations.
9. It’s not too touristy
The crowded places are not always among the most beloved travel destinations. Ok, we appreciate the human company but not in the summer.