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Bologna: travel guide

Fascinating, rich in history, art and culture, bustling and welcoming. Just some of the adjectives that can be used to describe the thousand faces of Bologna. Capital of Emilia Romagna, it was one of the largest Italian cities in medieval times, the era that gave the city its walls, gates, towers and numerous buildings of great architectural interest.

History blends seamlessly with modern life and the cultural fervour of a city which is home to one of the most prestigious Universities in Italy, Alma Mater Studiorum. Each year, Bologna attracts Italian and overseas students who do their part to maintaining its very active role as a cultural hub open to new creative and cultural ideas.

The vibrant heart of the city is the historic centre within walls encircling a labyrinth of porticos and piazzas. A welcoming city, pleasant by day with all of its marvellous architecture waiting to be explored, and bustling by night, thanks to the city's lively nightlife and artistic and cultural attractions.

Bolognese cuisine is renowned worldwide and is capable of conquering even the choosiest of gourmets. The pasta specialities fully deserve to be tried and savoured just as the city's cultural attractions deserve to be explored and enjoyed.