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.
There are many landmarks around the 13th century Piazza Maggiore, possibly finest square in Italy, including several palaces and a basilica.
Mercato di Mezzo is one of Bologna’s biggest food markets! It is located just behind the Piazza Maggiore.
I went into a magical trance and into foodie heaven when I first stepped foot in the food markets of Bologna.
The colourful fruit and vegetable stands in the markets of Bologna are a great way to attract customers!
This statue is well sculpted out of rock by an artist that is unknown to me. It depicts a carnivorous lion clearly destroying another animal.
The stained glass on the interior of the Church of San Petronio is absolutely beautiful and worth seeing when you visit the main square 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.
The public library, the Sala Borsa, near the Piazza Maggiore is such a lovely historic building with such a large amount of culture and educational material for readers to get lost in.
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).
You can find many beautiful and artistic frescoes as well as stunning works of art inside the San Giacomo Maggiore Church in Bologna.
Italian pizzas are so generously coated with delicious fine cheese; you will never want another pizza abroad!