San Giacomo Maggiore Church has been renovated and altered many times over the years since it was first built in the 13th century.
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 5th largest church in the entire world is the Basilica di San Petronio, which is located in the center of Piazza Maggiore in Bologna.
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!
You can find people of all backgrounds and ages at the public library, the Sala Borse, near Piazza Maggiore. University students, seniors, youngsters, adults, and even children fill up the historic building filled with culture and diversity.
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.
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!
I frequently visited the food markets of Bologna while I was in the medieval city. They have such a wide variety of choices!
If you visit Bologna during the holidays, be sure to add visiting Santo Stefano to your list of landmarks and sites to see!
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.
The beautiful artistic Fountain of Neptune is one of Bologna’s most famous landmarks and can be found in the Piazza Nettuno.
There are sometimes flea markets taking place at the Santo Stefano square that some may find interesting to visit while on vacation in Bologna.