Bologna Off The Beaten Path

  • Off The Beaten Path
    by Kathrin_E
  • Off The Beaten Path
    by Kathrin_E
  • Off The Beaten Path
    by Kathrin_E

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  • 1. Excursions

    perfect for a day trip from Bologna, only 40/60 min by train and you arrive in the town center...or half an hour by car...the best way to visit Ferrara is by bike inthis website you can find address...

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  • 2. San Luca church

    Leave the city behind by following the longest uninterrupted arcade in the world up into the hills to the San Luca Monastery. The arcade starts at Porta Saragozza and winds its way across roads and...

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  • 3. Cars show

    When I have visited Bologna, 14/09/2002, there was big Oldtimers show at Piazza Maggiore. I have took the picture of the most interesting cars. This is, so-called pedomobile, type Mercedes, the oldest...

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  • 4. FScire

    Fondazione di Scienze religiose Giovanni XXIII is a research centre for religious sciences in general. They occupy a building in Via San Vitale 114 in a...

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  • 5. Remembering.

    I'm writing this tip in the 'Off the Beaten Path' section because, from my observations on several occasions, barely any visitors look at, or even notice, the...

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  • 6. A quiet and shady piazza.

    I was very taken with the very green 'park' in the centre of little Piazza Cavour, which you'll find to the south of Via Luigi Carlo Farini, between Via...

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  • 7. Oratorio Spirito Santo

    I came across this tiny building with its beautifully-decorated frontage whilst taking a long, gentle wander back from Porta Saragozza to my hotel. I was...

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  • 8. Chiesa di San Proloco Martire

    San Proloco was the first christian martyr of Bologna and this church is preserving his tomb. The church was built in the early 11th century on a site of...

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  • 9. The statue of Giuseppe Garibaldi

    Each Italian city has two statues that resemble people who have had a crucial role in the unification of Italy, one is dedicated to the King Vittorio Emanuele...

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  • 10. Chiesa di San Donato

    This small church in Via Zamboni 10, dedicated to San Donato, doesn't have any particular architectonical value but it is invaluable for the poor of Bologna....

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  • 11. Chiesa dei Padri Filippini

    The oratory of San Filippo Neri, in via Manzoni 5, was consecrated in 1733 by Cardinal Prospero Lambertini, archbishop of Bologna and future Pope Benedetto XIV....

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  • 12. Corpus Domini

    The Sanctuary of Corpus Domini of Santa Caterina is guarded by the Clarisse nuns. The Sanctuary was founded in 1456 where Caterina de' Vigri, as Clarisse nun,...

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  • 13. Collegio di Spagna

    Collegio di Spagna (Spanish College) or stronghold, was built in 1364 at the wish of cardinal Albornoz. It is beautifully ornate palace which used to be the...

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  • 14. Chiesa di Santa Maria della Visitazione

    The sanctuary of Santa Maria della Visitazione, also called Del Ponte della Lame was a church dedicated to Mary's visit to Elisabeth. The church was originally...

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  • 15. SS. Vitale e Agricola

    The tradition says that in this place arose Roman amphitheatre of Bononia, where they carried out the executions and gladiatorial games. The religious building...

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  • 16. Basilica di San Paolo Maggiore

    Basilica di San Paolo Maggiore was erased in 1606-1611, according to the will of the Regular Clergies of San Paolo Barnabites. The church was built on the...

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  • 17. Urban Jungle (Giungla Metropolitana)

    I came across this tour on the hotel website. I tried doing some research but can only find information in Italian. Based on the translated website and an email...

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  • 18. International Soupe Festival (about 25th April)

    For the fifth time in Bologna, in the Corticella quarter, via Stoppato near Villa Torchi, the Great International Festival of the soupe is organized. The...

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  • 19. University quarter

    Bologna is a university town and there is no escaping that. In fact, this is part of the town's appeal. The university area around Via Zamboni is the best place...

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  • 20. The produce market

    Just off Piazza Maggiore is the city's produce market - a warren of colorful shops selling pasta, meats, hams, fruits, vegetables, etc... It's such a delight to...

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  • 21. Chiesa di Ss Vitale e Agricola

    This is the oldest church in the four-church (originally seven) complex of Basilica di Santo Stefano. Most of the structure, which makes use of recycled Roman...

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  • 22. Oratorio di Santa Cecilia

    Close to San Giacomo Maggiore is one of Bologna's overlooked attractions. There are no soaring gothic structures here, nor flashy baroque motifs, only vivid,...

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  • 23. Lamborghini Museum

    Located in Sant'Agata Bolognese, around 33km northwest of Bologna, is the Lamborghini Factory & Museum. We headed there one afternoon to have a drool over the...

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  • 24. Maranello

    The town of Maranello is located 49km west of Bologna, and is famous for being the birth place of Ferrari. The town is home to the Ferrari factory and museum,...

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  • 25. Modena

    Modena is an ancient town in Emilia-Romagna, 40km northwest of Bologna. It is a charming place, with lovely arched porticos and a magnificent main square. We...

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