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Bologna

The old towers, symbol of Bologna: Garisenda and Asinelli (98m, the highest masonry construction in the Middle Ages).

Founded by the Etruscans who called it "Felsina", during the Roman period it was known as "Bononia"; it later became a free city and, subsequently, a papal one.

Bologna is the seat of the oldest University in Europe and is actually Italy's gastronomic capital, famous worldwide for the quality of life and the civic virtues of its inhabitants.

Bologna has one of the best preserved historical centers in Europe; a single monument consisting in squares, towers, churches and buildings interwoven in a network of connecting porticos (about 37Km).

Bologna historical center is dominated by the moles of the old towers and is rich in churches and beautiful buildings that reveal the economic and social importance of this city in the past.

Infact the urban layout of the historical center is still the Medieval one, with the defensive walls of the XIV century and its 12 gates.

Arcades are another typical element of this city: over 40Km of arcades, from the wooden ones of the Romanesque buildings to the Gothic ones (XIV-XV century), from those of the Renaissance and Baroque period to the most picturesque of the popular houses.

Bologna offers an architectural anthology of great effect! Bologna also has the largest portico in Italy, composed by 666 arches, climbing to the Guardia hill for about 3,5Km and reaching the Sanctuary of Madonna di San Luca.

Event, Festival, Museum, Market in Bologna<

Today in Bologna

Events from the Municipality of Bologna website
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Concerts and Shows in Bologna

From the website "In Agenda - idee per il tuo tempo libero"
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Events, Shows and Concerts in Bologna

From the website "Sfrombolone - di qua e di là in giro per la città"
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Tourist information in Bologna

From the website "Iperbole - Comune di Bologna"
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Free admission to the Civic Museums in Bologna

From the website "Iperbole - Comune di Bologna"
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Tourist information on the Province of Bologna

From the Province of Bologna website
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Museums in Bologna

From the Municipality of Bologna website
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Tour in Bologna

From the website of the tourist guide Anna Brini
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City tour with sightseeing bus

From Tram Bus Open
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Events in Bologna

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