The grand market that takes place in the Piazza VIII Agosto on Friday and Saturday is also known as The Pitch, and it is a great site to visit when on holiday in Bologna with your family.
Bologna’s status in Italy is mainly associated with FOOD, apart from its cultural and architectural heritage, of course.
The Parco della Montagnola is such a beautiful picturesque park filled with vibrant green nature and lovely remarkable statues and sculptures!
On a cold day, the best food item to order from the menu at the local restaurant is the pasta and a glass of their finest red wine to wash it down.
You can access the beautiful stunning 17th century Parco della Montagnola by going through the staircase ramp entrance also known as the Pincio in Bologna which was built in the late 19th century.
The only problem with traditional Italian pizzas ordered IN Italy is the size! These things are relatively huge when compared with those you eat abroad!
The first actual garden of Bologna is the Parco della Montagnola (Giardini Pubblici Montagnola). It is located in the old town and is rather large relative to the other parks in the region.
When you are walking in this breath-taking park, you look up and find the tall trees with the blue sky in the background.
The innovative model of the Fountain of Neptune is ingeniously designed by the talented Giambologna and Laureti.
The Parco della Montagnola first opened its doors to the public in the 17th century. It is pretty close to the center of Bologna and is in between the train and bus stations, so it is rather hard to miss!
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.
The nature and atmosphre of the resort makes you feel as if you are in another world, free from the stresses of everyday life.