10 things to do in Bologna Italy

This is a place that deserved to be mentioned. Here in fact are buried some of the characters who have shaped the history of football in the city of Bologna. Then artists, poets – among all Giosuè Carducci – and the unforgettable Bolognese musical icon Lucio Dalla.

Along the arcades close to the Stadium which hosts the home matches of Bologna F.C.  after a long uphill walk  – even by car – it appears the Sanctuary of the Madonna of San Luca that overlooks the entire city. In the evening when the sun falls and it gets dark, the lights of the arcades illuminate all the tortuous and fascinating path that leads up to the top of the Sanctuary. This place, situated on a few km away from the town center, is an oasis of peace for lovers of silence and meditation. Walks are allowed in the district and there is also the Ristorante Da Vito for a meal or a drink that represents a moment to get restored.

Bologna is the hometown of the Tortellini, Lasagna and Mortadella. Home made pasta and pork stuff. Worldwide known products to which it is impossible to resist or desist from tasting or buying them. Tamburini is an highly recommended bistrot that offers simple and easy-to-get salami, meats and cheeses accompanied by local wines with seating both inside and outside, and La Vecchia Malga that in addition to the products already listed above offers cheese and high quality dairy products – See more at: https://tripedia.info/attraction/culinary-art-tortellini-lasagna-mortadella/#sthash.Jngxu3te.dpuf

Let’s get the eyes off of its artistic, cultural and culinary side while getting focused on sports in town. The city boasts a football team and the Stadium Renato Dall’Ara. Bologna Football Club founded in 1909 and playing in the italian Serie A along with the prestigious Inter, Milan, Juventus and Roma. Two basketball teams Virtus and Fortitudo. For the lucky ones who want to participate at a sport event between Saturday and Sunday … it is an event not to be missed!

Hanging around in the area of the historic center delicious smells and flavors of this capital are always about to blossom. Pescherie Vecchie’s street is the main one that offers such delicacies. Fruit stands, fresh fish and shops selling local products are a must in town and it’s easy to satisfy the palate even of the most demanding person on earth.

Salaborsa’s Library overlooking Piazza Maggiore was once an ancient place dedicated to the public life and to business negotiations and trade. Nowadays this 3floors building is a proper library where students and visitors can hop in to study by consulting computers, read magazines, papers, getting books, Cd’s and Video for lend. There s also an area dedicated to students for doing university research and another one on which urban city projects already completed and others on the way are presented

In the premises is S. Petronio’s Church that dominates the square. This gothic church was built and dedicated to Petronio an old bishop who became the saint and the patron of the city. Every year on october the 4th shops, offices and schools are closed as the day is celebrated as a holiday. Fully renovated inside and outside it offers tourists the chance to admire a real masterpiece.

Once you set your feet on the ground, the city centre is the first thing that’s worth a visit. Whether you came by bus, train, car or plane, the heart of the city, always crowded and full of life, shows its magnificent Piazza Maggiore surrounded by old buildings and the close-by Neptune sculpture. As tradition in winter a big Christmas tree, set up nearby the square, celebrates the event and in summertime the the whole area hosts cinemas events for free and allows people, either locals or tourists, to enjoy and to breath a nice atmosphere.

Commonly recognized symbol of Bologna, the two towers stand at the strategic entry point into the city of the ancient Via Emilia. Walking along Rizzoli’s street these beautiful masterpieces appear and dominate the centre. Asinelli’s tower is 97,20 high and gives the ones who love to climb up narrows and wooden stairs to join the top of the building for admiring the wonderful view of the town from up there

A few minutes walk from the sites mentioned above, whether you choose to get there through the typical narrow streets of the city or walking under the arcades we find the luxurious part of the city that is Galleria Cavour that in addition to hosting notaries and lawyers it collects stores of the most prestigious Italian fashion brands such as Gucci, Armani, Bulgari, Prada, Louis Vuitton and so on. Inside the gallery there s bars where you can have aperitive or just a coffee while seating.