Luckily for me, Serie A football team Bologna had a home game against Cagliari while we were there. Nobody else wanted to go so I was there on my own, sad?
Anyway a 1-0 home win on a very cold evening (18:00 kick off). In truth not a great game but the crowd were entertaining.
At €15 for a ticket in the Curva Sud, very good value. A top flight match in the UK will cost at least four times more.
You can reach Bologna by car,...
You can reach Bologna by car, plane or train. I use the train because Bologna is well linked and it's on the italian high speed railway, so you can reach it in 1 hour from Florence, 1.5 hours from Milan and less than 3 hours from Rome (In the photo you can see the rail station).
If you arrive here by plane you can reach the city centre by a bus that connect the city to the airport in 20/30 mins. you can also use the taxi, but is more expansive.
Inside Bologna you can use tha public bus, because are cheaper and efficently.
Like at home
Typical Bologna restaurant, where the tables of wood still of the 60' are prepared with the whitetablecloth more traditional, the menù is much traditional one: tortellini, passatelli, lasagne, beyond to tortelloni and the others first homemade ones... se there are the tortellini is also the bubbled one, that is the meat with which has been prepared the brodo, optimal served with the green sauce, good traditional cake ( zuppa inglese, panna cotta) and wine choice... and then a good choice of plates of fish (the spaghetti to the scoglio are the best)... the cook is from Bologna even if the likeable manager is of the Lazio. The trattoria is pretty, simple as if you are at home, the ignited, but not annoying telvisore, the table neighbor that often is a customer accustoms them is for sure aa old man of the quarter. I often go there for take care of me without waste money.
Opened everyday all the year
from 12.00-15.00 e 19.00-23.30 Spaghetti allo Scoglio ( seafood spaghetti)
Crescentina ( u have to taste, i cannot describe, wow)
Passatelli ( with a buillon)
Stinco di maiale
Cotoletta alla Bolognese
Bollito misto Zucchine ripiene
Crema e verdure fritte
Friggione ( made with red, yellow and green pepperoni)
fiordilatte,panna cotta, zuppa inglese
These Tower’s are 2 of the 200 that once formed the skyline of Bologna. Both were begun in the 12th century. Torre Garisenda was shortened as a safety measure within only a few years of it's construction and still leans 3 m (10 feet) from center. And torri degli Asinelli has not been changed.
Whilst in England the idea of 'exotic' Ice Cream probably conjures up a ‘99’ with a flake and raspberry sauce the Italian experience is rather more interesting. In addition to a bewildering choice of flavours and sizes the great thing is you can indulge in your addiction at practically any time of day or night.