While you are doing your sightseeing in Bologna, be sure to go to one of the city’s most renowned sites, the Piazza Santo Stefano.
The monumental public Fontana di Nettuno is comprised of a remarkable bronze sculpture of Neptune acting as though he is controlling the waters of the fountain.
The 2nd century university, the Alma Mater Studiorum, is the oldest university institution in the entire world! Can you imagine you get to see such history when you visit Bologna in Italy?
In Piazza Santo Stefano, you will find the Sette Chiese landmark (the Seven Churches) which is a complex of religious buildings built starting the 5th century!
There are so many churches as well as museums that you can visit while touring the historic city of Bologna, la Rossa.
The quality of ingredients used in Italian cooking is much more important than the actual preparation method – this might be the reason why eating pasta is best experienced at the source!
St Petronius was the Bishop of Bologna in the 5th century and the Basilica di San Petronio was built on Piazza Maggiore, Bologna’s main square, in his honour.
The Fountain of Neptune, which was completed just after the mid-16th century (1567), exhibits a magnificent bronze sculpture of King Neptune in control of the fountain’s waters.
Since Bologna is situated in Northern Italy, fish, pork, corn, rice and various cheeses are the main ingredients found in its dishes.
My favourite Italian salad is the Insalata Caprese, which is served cold and composed of sliced tomatoes, buffalo mozzarella and basil leaves. I shared this with a friend of mine when we were on vacation in Bologna.
The sights and scenes this delightful historic city has to offer visitors are truly exquisite and one of a kind!
The Garisenda Tower of Bologna is almost half the height of its twin, the Asinelli Tower (97.2m).