The god Neptune on the top of the marvellous Fonatana di Nettuno in the eponymous Piazza Nettuno sits with utmost supremacy and power in full control of the waters below him.
The Archaeological Museum, also known by its former name the Death Hospital, is found at the Galvani Palace.
It has many historic exhibitions featuring archaeological collections of the city of Bologna.
The San Vitale de Agricola is one of the 7 churches situated in the Santo Stefano Square; it was built in the 5th century, which was when construction started in the complex.
Mercato di Mezzo is well-known for its local cured meats and delicious bread with prosciutto.
Bolognese sauce originated from Bologna, Italy; although the sauce is usually served with spaghetti in Italian restaurants abroad, it does not have this culinary bond in its originating city!
Torta di riso is one of Bologna’s popular traditional desserts; it is a rice cake which is prepared differently throughout the regions of Italy.
ALEXANDER VII PON MAX is what is inscribed on the placard atop this magnificent monument in Bologna.
The architecture at the Santo Stefano square is so well thought out! Tourists can explore many churches all at once since they are all connected.
The towers of Bologna, the Asinelli and the Garisenda, are named after the families who constructed them.
Bolognese sauce, which originated in Bologna, is actually served with tagliatelle rather than spaghetti, contrary to popular belief.
Italian cuisine has been heavily influenced by cultures from all over the world including the ancient Greek and Roman Empires, the Byzantine culture and many others.
If you visit Bologna during the holidays, be sure to add visiting Santo Stefano to your list of landmarks and sites to see!