Bologna

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Bologna

Bologna is an Italian municipality with 390,380 inhabitants, the capital of the homonymous metropolitan city, and in turn the regional capital of Emilia-Romagna. Seventh most populated town in Italy, it is home to the oldest university in the western world and continues, year after year, to host thousands of Italian and foreign students. Well-known for its towers and long arcades, it has a well-preserved historic centre, one of the largest in Italy. Northern capital of the Papal States from the sixteenth century onwards, it played a very important role during the Risorgimento and, during the Second World War, was a daring centre of the Resistance. Today, Bologna is a fundamental junction for road and rail communications in northern Italy, in an area where large mechanical, electronic and food industries are based.

WALKING AROUND

Bologna

After walking under the characteristic arcades, it is wonderful to get lost among its fascinating views of courtyards, staircases and frescoed palaces that tell of the magnificence of past times. A must-do is a visit to the two imposing towers, the Torre degli Asinelli and the Torre della Garisenda, which have become the symbol of the city all over the world, to then enjoy the countless museums that make it a culturally dynamic and lively place. Festivals, concerts and performances animate Bologna throughout the year, to the point of making it one of the favourite destinations for young people.

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Bologna

Bologna

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Piazza XX Settembre, 6

40121 Bologna BO

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