5 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT BOLOGNA
Bologna is located between the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines and the heart of the Po Valley. City of art, culture and commerce, called “The Learned” for its old University, and “The Fat” for its food tradition.
Bologna is also a “UNESCO creative City of Music” and has one of the largest and most well-preserved medieval historical centres
Home of many famous artists such as Giorgio Morandi, Guido Reni, the Carraccis, Guercino.
5 things to know about Bologna.
Bologna is famous for its colonnades that sweep through the historical centre for more than 38 km.
Their origin is in part attributable to the city’s large growth in the late Middle ages and to the willingness to make the most of the architectural space in order to increase the size of homes; they expanded the upper floors, developing commercial and artisan businesses on the ground floor.
Bologna is also known for its noble towers hailing from the Middle Ages: it is estimated that there were more than 90-100 in this period.
Bologna is also the city of underground canals and of an extremely old university.
Many religious buildings characterise the city with Basilicas, Churches and Sanctuaries, some dating back to the 12th century.
The city is also dotted with many palaces and villas that date mainly from the period between the 16th and the 18th centuries. The most significant amongst these is the Archiginnasio Palace.
Visitors can also get lost in the art housed here, in fact Bologna is home to a good 43 museums and galleries where many prestigious works are exhibited.