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As the capital of the Emilia Romagna region, Bologna is an art city, a university centre and a place renowned for its excellent cuisine. It hosts important international trade fairs and is one of the world’s greatest motor cities. Ducati, Lamborghini and Maserati were all born in Bologna and Ferrari’s headquarters can be found in nearby Modena.

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Certosa di Bologna

This cemetery, dated to be one of the oldest in Europe, is known for its unique sculptures, architecture and Etruscan tombs. Just beside the graveyard you can find the area where the non-Catholic persons were buried, a Jewish cemetery, and a crematory area.

National Gallery

The National Gallery, Pinacoteca Nazionale, is the most important art gallery in Bologna and boasts one of the richest collections in Northern Italy. Art from major Italian artists, including local artists are housed here. Here you will find works of art, dating back from the 14th and 15th century (Vitale da Bologna etc.), to the Renaissance period (Raffaello, Perugino, Tintoretto etc. ) and art from the 16th-century.

The Lamborghini Museum

Since the museum opened in 2001, visitors have had the possibility to see where the world famous and coveted Lamborghini cars are being made. The factory and museum is situated 35 kilometres from Bologna in an area known as “Terra dei Motori” (Motor Valley).

Basilica of San Domenico

Built in 1238, this is the birthplace of the Dominican order and the resting place of the remains of its founder. It is one of the richest churches in Bologna when it comes to history and art. The small museum houses art and precious relics like the relic of Louis IX of France. Also, come and see the beautiful Romanesque façade and Gothic chapels.

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