Hello, bologna

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.

To Do & To See

Plenty of things to do and see

Torre Garisenda and Degli Asinelli Tower in Bologna Emilia Romagna Italy

Torre Degli Asinelli and Torre Della Garisenda

These two leaning towers, built in the 12th century, are together one of the main symbols of Bologna. The tallest tower is the Torre degli Asinelli, with its 98 metres. It is worth making an effort to climb this tower because of the magnificent views from the top.

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Palazzo d'Accursio or Palazzo Comunale is an palace once formulated to house major administrative offices of city of Bologna

Bologna’s town hall

The Palazzo Comunale is Bologna’s town hall. The upper level of the palace is the home of the civic museum Collezioni Comunali d'Arte (Municipal Art Collections) where a large collection of Renaissance paintings and other pieces of art can be enjoyed.

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San Petronio church on the main square in Bologna city. It is the largest church built in bricks in the world.

Basilica of San Petronio

Stands on Bologna’s main square, (Piazza Maggiore), Basilica of San Petronio is one of the largest medieval churches in Italy and an important symbol of the city. The inside is full of Gothic archways, stained glass windows and doors from the 15th and 16th centuries.

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Santo Stefano square holds a complex of ancient temples Sette Chiese ("Seven Churches") in Bologna, Italy

Basilica di Santo Stefano

This extraordinary religious site consists of four medieval churches, originally there were seven churches, and therefore it is known by the name of Sette Chiese (Seven Churches). Beside churches, this peaceful complex contains of cloisters, tombs and courtyards, a great place to browse religious art and artifacts too. The most interesting is the church of the Sepolcro, which preserves a representation of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem.

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iew of Basilica of San Domenico, Bologna, Italy

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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Portico in Bologna, Italy.

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.

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