There are many landmarks around the 13th century Piazza Maggiore, possibly finest square in Italy, including several palaces and a basilica.
Bologna is famed for its food (la grassa) as well as being red (la rossa). Its architecture traditionally has a very earthy color.
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 Palazzo D’Accursio has a fine collection of art known as the Municipal Art Collection, which has been housed there since the mid-20th century (1937).
Discover the well conserved historic buildings, monuments, landmarks, and its unique medieval center.
If you are on a budget on vacation in Italy, then be sure to wine and dine in the local trattorias, where prices are relatively much cheaper than the more formal restaurants around the cities.
Bologna is reputed to be the food capital of Italy, which is one of the reasons why it is known as La Grassa (The Fat One; The Bountiful).
The Church of Santo Stefano was constructed on top of an ancient temple that was dedicated to Isis.
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.
I particularly enjoyed my trip to Bologna during the summer time because I got to learn much more about Italian culture.
Mercato di Mezzo is well-known for its local cured meats and delicious bread with prosciutto.
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.