Bologna, bologna italy, bologna emilia romagna, tourist information bologna, visiting bologna, facts about bologna, information on bologna
Bologna, bologna italy, bologna emilia romagna, tourist information bologna, visiting bologna, facts about bologna, information on bologna
Bologna
City of Bologna, Emilia-Romagna

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Bologna is the capital and largest city of the region of Emilia-Romagna and is a stunning city, considered, by many Italians, to be second to Venice for its beauty. This prosperous city has a warm, energetic, lived in feel and life here is relaxed and stress free.

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Typical street with porticos - Photo: Franco Braso
This progressive and well administered city has one of the largest and best preserved historic centres to be found in Italy. The architecture in Bologna is superb and is characterised by miles of porticos which are the best preserved Europe. The brick buildings are topped with terracotta tiles and the palette of reds and oranges found here is astounding.

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Centro Storico, Bologna - Photo: Luca Volpi
The oldest university in Europe, dating back to the 11th century, is here in Bologna and a large percentage of the population is made up from university students living away from home. This fact contributes towards the lively atmosphere of the city and the excellent nightlife and theatres. Bologna is the Italian centre for rock and alternative music and there are nearly 100 concerts a year by well known international bands.

Often referred to as the 'food capital' of Italy, Bologna is famous for its cuisine . The wonderful Parma ham, balsamic vinegar, parmesan cheese, lasagne and spaghetti Bolognese all originate from here.

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Piazza Maggiore - Photo: Tango7174
As far as sightseeing is concerned, the list of places to see in this city is endless. A good place to start, and finish, is Piazza Maggiore which is a large pedestrian square right in the middle of the historical centre. From here you have easy access to the Basilica of San Petronio, the City Hall Building, the portico dei Banchi and the Palazzo del Podestà.

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Palazzo del Podestà - Photo: Georges Jansoone
Another popular meeting and strolling place is one of the main streets of Bologna, Via Rizzoli. This street leads into Piazza de Porta Ravegnana, where the you will find the famous landmark of the two 12th century towers. Torre degli Asinelli which is 97.20 metres high, has 498 steps and an incline of 1.3 metres and Torre dei Garisenda , 47 metres high and with an incline of 3 metres. The first is open to the public, the second is not.

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Palazzo del Podestà - Photo: Georges Jansoone
Another famous landmark of Bolgna is Fontana di Nettuno (Fountain of Neptune) which can be found in the Piazza del Nettuno. This fountain was constructed in 1563 bt Tommaso Laureti.

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Palazzo del Podestà - Photo: Georges Jansoone
No visit to Bologna would be complete without a stroll down the San Luca Walk which takes you through the historic 666 Porticos.

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Palazzo del Podestà - Photo: Georges Jansoone
The list of places to see could go on for ever, this city is large, full of beautiful buildings, gardens, shops and is rich in history. Unlike a lot of Italian cities there is no way that one or even two days would be enough to get your fill of history, architecture and culture. A guide book is a must, along with a map of the city and some comfortable walking shoes.

Other points of interest are:
  • The Santuario della Madonna di San Luca where you can see a wonderful panoramic view of the city.
  • Santa Maria della Vita, the church containing the life-size terracotta sculpture 'The Lamentation' by the Renaissance artist Niccolò Dell'Arca.
  • Basilica of San Petronio and the Basilica of San Domenico.
  • The University Quarter is also well worth a visit, it is full of bars and cafés and the joy of living.
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Palazzo del Podestà - Photo: Georges Jansoone
The list of museums, art galleries, modern art exhibitions, exhibition centres, gardens, parks and festivals could fill this whole site. Buy a guide book, do your homework, pack your camera and go to Bologna and enjoy!

Bologna
Population: 384,202
Male: 180,263
Female: 203,939
Population density: 2,730.1 per square km

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  • Regional Information

    • Area: 22,124 km²
      Population: 4.2m
      Density: 189/km²
      Capital: Bologna

      National Parks:
      Appennino Tosco-Emiliano
      Foreste Casentinesi, Monte Falterona, Campigna
Location of Emilia-Romagna
Provinces of Emilia-Romagna
  • Comunes of Emilia-Romagna
    • Bologna

      • Anzola dell’Emilia
        Argelato
        Baricella
        Bazzano
        Bentivoglio
        Bologna
        Borgo Tossignano
        Budrio
        Calderara di Reno
        Camugnano
        Casalecchio di Reno
        Casalfiumanese
        Castel d’Aiano
        Castel del Rio
        Castel di Casio
        Castel Guelfo di Bologna
        Castel Maggiore
        Castel San Pietro Terme
        Castello d’Argile
        Castello di Serravalle
        Castenaso
        Castiglione dei Pepoli
        Crespellano
        Crevalcore
        Dozza
        Fontanelice
        Gaggio Montano
        Galliera
        Granaglione
        Granarolo dell’Emilia
        Grizzana Morandi
        Imola
        Lizzano in Belvedere
        Loiano
        Malalbergo
        Marzabotto
        Medicina
        Minerbio
        Molinella
        Monghidoro
        Monte San Pietro
        Monterenzio
        Monteveglio
        Monzuno
        Mordano
        Ozzano dell’Emilia
        Pianoro
        Pieve di Cento
        Porretta Terme
        Sala Bolognese
        San Benedetto Val di Sambro
        San Giorgio di Piano
        San Giovanni in Persiceto
        San Lazzaro di Savena
        San Pietro in Casale
        Sant’Agata Bolognese
        Sasso Marconi
        Savigno
        Vergato
        Zola Predosa

    • Ferrara
      • Argenta
        Berra
        Bondeno
        Cento
        Codigoro
        Comacchio
        Copparo
        Ferrara
        Formignana
        Goro
        Jolanda di Savoia
        Lagosanto
        Masi Torello
        Massa Fiscaglia
        Mesola
        Migliarino
        Migliaro
        Mirabello
        Ostellato
        Poggio Renatico
        Portomaggiore
        Ro
        Sant’Agostino
        Tresigallo
        Vigarano Mainarda
        Voghiera

    • Forlì-Cesena
      • Bagno di Romagna
        Bertinoro
        Borghi
        Castrocaro Terme e Terra del Sole
        Cesena
        Cesenatico
        Civitella di Romagna
        Dovadola
        Forlì
        Forlimpopoli
        Galeata
        Gambettola
        Gatteo
        Longiano
        Meldola
        Mercato Saraceno
        Modigliana
        Montiano
        Portico e San Benedetto
        Predappio
        Premilcuore
        Rocca San Casciano
        Roncofreddo
        San Mauro Pascoli
        Santa Sofia
        Sarsina
        Savignano sul Rubicone
        Sogliano al Rubicone
        Tredozio
        Verghereto

    • Modena
      • Bastiglia
        Bomporto
        Campogalliano
        Camposanto
        Carpi
        Castelfranco Emilia
        Castelnuovo Rangone
        Castelvetro di Modena
        Cavezzo
        Concordia sulla Secchia
        Fanano
        Finale Emilia
        Fiorano Modenese
        Fiumalbo
        Formigine
        Frassinoro
        Guiglia
        Lama Mocogno
        Maranello
        Marano sul Panaro
        Medolla
        Mirandola
        Modena
        Montecreto
        Montefiorino
        Montese
        Nonantola
        Novi di Modena
        Palagano
        Pavullo nel Frignano
        Pievepelago
        Polinago
        Prignano sulla Secchia
        Ravarino
        Riolunato
        San Cesario sul Panaro
        San Felice sul Panaro
        San Possidonio
        San Prospero
        Sassuolo
        Savignano sul Panaro
        Serramazzoni
        Sestola
        Soliera
        Spilamberto
        Vignola
        Zocca

    • Parma
      • Albareto
        Bardi
        Bedonia
        Berceto
        Bore
        Borgo Val di Taro
        Busseto
        Calestano
        Collecchio
        Colorno
        Compiano
        Corniglio
        Felino
        Fidenza
        Fontanellato
        Fontevivo
        Fornovo di Taro
        Langhirano
        Lesignano de’ Bagni
        Medesano
        Mezzani
        Monchio delle Corti
        Montechiarugolo
        Neviano degli Arduini
        Noceto
        Palanzano
        Parma
        Pellegrino Parmense
        Polesine Parmense
        Roccabianca
        Sala Baganza
        Salsomaggiore Terme
        San Secondo Parmense
        Sissa
        Solignano
        Soragna
        Sorbolo
        Terenzo
        Tizzano Val Parma
        Tornolo
        Torrile
        Traversetolo
        Trecasali
        Valmozzola
        Varano de’ Melegari
        Varsi
        Zibello

    • Piacenza
      • Agazzano
        Alseno
        Besenzone
        Bettola
        Bobbio
        Borgonovo Val Tidone
        Cadeo
        Calendasco
        Caminata
        Caorso
        Carpaneto Piacentino
        Castel San Giovanni
        Castell’Arquato
        Castelvetro Piacentino
        Cerignale
        Coli
        Corte Brugnatella
        Cortemaggiore
        Farini
        Ferriere
        Fiorenzuola d’Arda
        Gazzola
        Gossolengo
        Gragnano Trebbiense
        Gropparello
        Lugagnano Val D’Arda
        Monticelli d’Ongina
        Morfasso
        Nibbiano
        Ottone
        Pecorara
        Piacenza
        Pianello Val Tidone
        Piozzano
        Podenzano
        Ponte dell’Olio
        Pontenure
        Rivergaro
        Rottofreno
        San Giorgio Piacentino
        San Pietro in Cerro
        Sarmato
        Travo
        Vernasca
        Vigolzone
        Villanova sull’Arda
        Zerba
        Ziano Piacentino

    • Ravenna
      • Alfonsine
        Bagnacavallo
        Bagnara di Romagna
        Brisighella
        Casola Valsenio
        Castel Bolognese
        Cervia
        Conselice
        Cotignola
        Faenza
        Fusignano
        Lugo
        Massa Lombarda
        Ravenna
        Riolo Terme
        Russi
        Sant’Agata sul Santerno
        Solarolo

    • Reggio Emilia
      • Albinea
        Bagnolo in Piano
        Baiso
        Bibbiano
        Boretto
        Brescello
        Busana
        Cadelbosco di Sopra
        Campagnola Emilia
        Campegine
        Canossa
        Carpineti
        Casalgrande
        Casina
        Castellarano
        Castelnovo di Sotto
        Castelnovo ne’ Monti
        Cavriago
        Collagna
        Correggio
        Fabbrico
        Gattatico
        Gualtieri
        Guastalla
        Ligonchio
        Luzzara
        Montecchio Emilia
        Novellara
        Poviglio
        Quattro Castella
        Ramiseto
        Reggio Emilia
        Reggiolo
        Rio Saliceto
        Rolo
        Rubiera
        San Martino in Rio
        San Polo d’Enza
        Sant’Ilario d’Enza
        Scandiano
        Toano
        Vetto
        Vezzano sul Crostolo
        Viano
        Villa Minozzo

    • Rimini
      • Bellaria-Igea Marina
        Casteldelci
        Cattolica
        Coriano
        Gemmano
        Maiolo
        Misano Adriatico
        Mondaino
        Monte Colombo
        Montefiore Conca
        Montegridolfo
        Montescudo
        Morciano di Romagna
        Novafeltria
        Pennabilli
        Poggio Berni
        Riccione
        Rimini
        Saludecio
        San Clemente
        San Giovanni in Marignano
        San Leo
        Sant’Agata Feltria
        Santarcangelo di Romagna
        Talamello
        Torriana
        Verucchio
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Emilia-RomagnaWEATHER
Emilia-Romagna Climate (Bologna)
  High Low Sun Rain
Jan 5 -2 3 43
Feb 8 1 3 45
Mar 13 4 5 60
Apr 18 8 6 67
May 23 12 7 65
Jun 27 16 9 53
Jul 30 18 9 43
Aug 29 18 8 58
Sep 25 15 7 61
Oct 19 10 5 72
Nov 11 4 3 81
Dec 6 0 2 61
Table Key:
High - Average monthly high temperatures
Low - Average monthly low temperatures
Sun - Average hours of sunshine per day
Rain - Average monthly rainfall in mm
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