BolognaBologna is the capital and largest city of the Emilia-Romagna region in Northern Italy. Situated between the Appennines Mountains it’s the heart of the Po Plain. Home to the oldest university in the Western world, with great connections to the Adriatic Coast, Venice, Florence, Milan and Rome.
Why should you visit Bologna?
Bologna is a city of art, culture and commerce with an efficient business fair structure and a renowned manufacturing tradition of cars and motors. Bologna is known for its almost 40 km of Porticoes, the longest in the world. Also called the "Erudite" because of its ancient University, and the "Chubby" because of its rich and delicious gastronomy. In 2000 it was declared European capital of culture and in 2006, a UNESCO "City of Music”. In 2021 UNESCO recognized the lengthy porticoes of the city as a World Heritage Site. The city also has one of the largest and best preserved medieval historic centers of Europe, full of bars, taverns, theaters and shops.
Homeland of great artists including Giorgio Morandi, Guido Reni, the Carraccis, Guercino, Aspertini, its charm has also captured famous personalities such as Mozart, Carducci, Dante, Rossini and the Nobel Prize for Physics, Guglielmo Marconi. Its “Piazza Maggiore” is a large square surrounded by porticoes, and medieval and Renaissance structures such as Palazzo d'Accursio, the Fountain of Neptune and the Basilica of San Petronio. Among the medieval towers of the city stand out the two pendants towers of the Asinelli and the tower of the Garisenda.