Bologna - first acquaintance


Bologna, often mistaken for a cured sausage, actually contains ground up meat mixed with cornstarch and various spices and preservatives.

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Bologna, like other processed meats, is high in sodium and fat with plenty of protein. While it can be a filling snack, there are healthier alternatives available to consider.

University of Bologna

The University of Bologna, known as Universitas in Italian, is the oldest continuously operating university in existence and one of Italy and Europe's premier academic institutions.

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Bologna University, situated in northern Italy, consists of 11 faculties. With its distinguished reputation and distinguished research centre status in Europe, this university excels across numerous scientific fields.

The university's core values are freedom, merit, excellence and internationalization. Its research, teaching and study programs strive to foster personal growth as well as cultural enrichment.

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Piazza Maggiore

Piazza Maggiore is Bologna's main square, situated right at its heart. Surrounded by elegant medieval and Renaissance palaces, you can take in stunning views of Basilica di San Petronio and Fountain of Neptune from cafe tables beneath their porticoes.

It's a popular spot for taking a leisurely walk, particularly during the late afternoon when it's often bustling with activity. Notable buildings include the Palace of Podesta (XIII century), Town Hall, Banks, Communal Palace and Notaries' Palaces.

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Torre degli Asinelli, Bologna's remaining medieval tower at 97 meters tall, offers breathtaking views over its historic centre when climbed to its summit.

Piazza del Popolo

Piazza del Popolo is the heart of Rome and serves as a gathering spot for both citizens and visitors. Surrounded by historic palazzi and buildings, this square offers plenty to discover.

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Visit these churches, basilicas and sanctuaries for an unforgettable experience. Furthermore, there's an excellent art gallery in this part of town that boasts collections ranging from Paleochristian and Byzantine mosaics to Raphael and Guido Reno paintings.

Only a short walk east from the center of town lies Quadrilatero, an old market district filled with stalls selling produce like fruits and vegetables. It makes for a fun destination to browse or grab something to eat at one of many cafes or delis.

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Piazza dei Signori

Bologna is renowned for its stunning architecture, as well as for its food and culture. On a tour of the city you'll discover why.

Guided by a local who loves their city and wants you to get acquainted with it through their eyes, you'll explore sights that may not be covered in guidebooks or on the web but are beloved among those living here. They'll take you off the beaten track and show you sights that aren't typically featured in guidebooks or websites but are beloved by those who live here.

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Experience Bologna's iconic landmarks, including the Fountain of Neptune and Palazzo del Podesta. Additionally, visit Salaborsa - Bologna's cultural heart with one of Italy's top libraries - on your tour.

Piazza del Duomo

Bologna's vibrant university life can be seen on its piazza. Dating back to 1088, this institution of higher learning is the oldest university in Western Europe and a beacon for culture throughout the city. Students are an integral part of everyday life at this university.

The Palazzo dell'Archiginnasio was the original campus of Bologna University and features its historic Teatro Anatomico (Anatomic Theatre), where anatomy lessons were once conducted.

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The Archiginnasio is an iconic building and must-visit during your trip to Bologna!