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Private Tour: Ecclesiastical Heritage of Bologna
"Your guide can show you up to 3 different churches that present significant yet different aspects of the selected genre. (Popular visits include S. Stefano S.Petronio and S.Domenico). This in-depth hassle-free private tour is hosted by a professional guide. Please list any special interests you have at the time of booking to alert your guide so that he or she can prepare for your private tour.""""Delve into Bologna's Romanesque Gothic and Baroque churches on your private guided tour examining the history
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Private Tour: Bologna Cycling Sightseeing Tour
"You'll also view the Medieval Market and Loggia Dei Mercanti the Anatomy Theatre (closed Saturday afternoon and Sunday) Basilica of San Petronio the Archiginnasio Two Towers and the Complex of Santo Stefano. Pedal the length of the ancient canal system you may just be surprised at how much water runs through Bologna! For those with a little extra time to explore the city an extended tour may include San Giacomo
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Private Tour: Classical Bologna Walking Tour
"Untouched by mass tourism Bologna is the capital of the prosperous Emilia Romagna region. On this Classical Bologna Private Walking Tour you'll discover why Bologna has so many nicknames including La Dotta (The Learned) for its ancient university; La Rossa (The Red) for the warm colors of its roofs and houses and La Grassa (The Fat) for the wonderful food you'll find here!This private walking tour takes you to see some of the most important buildings in the city
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Sunday Walk in the Pedestrianized Centre

While the city centre is buzzing with cars, buses and motorini on weekdays, on Sunday it is sole possession of the pedestrians. The Sunday walk in the city in elegant dress, watching people and...
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Dolce Vita in the Heart of Chaos

Italians seem to be pretty immune to street noise. And in their lifestyle they have found the perfect balance between work and busines on the one hand, and the relaxed 'laziness' that is commonly...
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Ludogatto and her workshop

Simona is our dear fellow member Ludogatto, who is resident of Bologna. We are virtual friends from about several years ago and I finally met her in live during my visit of Bologna in June 2006. It...
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Par Tot Parata

Bologna is one of my favorite towns and I like to visit it any time its possible, even if just passing by. This time, in 2006, I came to meet our fellow member Ludogatto who is resident of...
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Via Clavature

In the Middle Ages via Clavature was one of the main streets of the city, street which has seen passing popes, princes and emperors. In the past, as well as today, the area of so-called "quadrilatero"...
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Museums everywhere

The whole central part of the town looks like an big open space museum and virtually every building in it deserves your attention. Great many of building are constructed by the red coloured bricks...
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Flea market at Piazza San Stefano

I was several times in Bologna, before and after this visit in 2006, but never before have seen this flea market in Piazza San Stefano. Could it be that the fair is taking place each year around 10th...
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Lampione Liberty

This huge lantern called Liberty, recently restored, is hanging in the palace Re Enzo since 1920, actually at its corner on Piazza Nettuno and Via Rizzoli. "Ogni vita che nasce porta luce sulla terra"...
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Arte muralis

This are nice pieces of work and look very atractive. The first graphite is painted on the front facade of an house which is under major reconstruction works and it will probably disappeared in a...
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Luigi Galvani

Luigi Aloisio Galvani (1737-1798), who lived and died in Bologna, was Italian physician, philosopher and doctor in medicine. In 1771 he discovered that the muscles of dead frogs legs twitched when...
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Padre Marella

This city site is simply called "Angollo di Padre Marella" and every citizens of Bologna knows it perfectly well. Don Olinto Marella (1882-1969), known as Padre Marella, was the good spirit of the...
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The Theatre "Arena del sole"

The theatre "Arena del Sole" offers most interesting selection of prose and contemporary ballet shows. It is situated in Via Indipendenza, about 5 minutes walking from Piazza Maggiore.Teatro Arena del...
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Aperitivo:the Italian way of preparing for dinner.

I've practically tested out all the "aperitivi" sites in Bologna in 6 years there and most have been crossed out mostly because of a terrible lack of quality and price. I will, however, direct you to...
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The Food History of Bologna

Its the pork....the way they prepare it and place it into pasta. Bologna is famous for this. They try not to reveal their secret recipes handed down through time. Walk into any meat shop, and your...
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Top Hotels in Bologna

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Via Indipendenza 8, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, 40121, Italy
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Via Oberdan 12, Centre - Maggiore Square, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, 40126, Italy
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Via F. Parri 9, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, 40128, Italy
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Vicolo Cattani 7, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, 40126, Italy
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Via Dell'Orso 6, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, 40121, Italy
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Via IV Novembre 10, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, 40123, Italy
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Top Things to Do in Bologna

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Piazza Nettuno

This is one of the must-see sights of Bologna, a draw for both tourists and locals. The former come to photograph the huge (in every sense!) depiction of the god, while for locals this is a regular...
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Santo Stefano

According the tradition it was Saint Petronio who create this basilica. He was Bologna' s bishop from 431 to around 450. The aim of this construction was to imitate the Holy sepulcre in Jerusalem....
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San Domenico

This church is dedicated to saint Dominic Guzman. He was the founder of the Dominican monks. This worship place was begun in 1221 after the death of Dominic. It was completed in 1233. Inside it was...
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Piazza Maggiore

The tourist office in the Piazza Maggiore organises a number of city tours, and although we usually prefer to explore on our own we decided to join the one they call “Enjoy Bologna”. This is...
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University

Another nickname of the city is Bologna la dotta – Bologna the Learned. Bologna is the hometown of the oldest university in Europe, founded in 1088 (the official date) or the early 12th century –...
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Palazzo del Podestà

Those travellers who regularly visiting Italian towns probaly know what is the meaning of podesta. It derives from Latin word podestas, meaning power. In the Middle Ages each town had podesta, a high...
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"My way to stay in Bologna!"
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"il gusto di Bologna"
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"Bologna – Eat, look up, marvel, eat and savour"
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"City of towers and arcades."
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