Bologna Uncovered is a website dedicated to Bologna and the Emilia-Romagna region, of which Bologna is the capital. Located in north-central Italy, Bologna and its surroundings are rich in history, art, excellent food and travel opportunities. This is the land where the fascinating Etruscan civilization once prospered, and was then chased away by the Barbarians and the Romans, who both left their imprint on the territory; it is the proud homeland of tortellini and tagliatelle, Parmigiano Reggiano and mortadella, Lambrusco and Pignoletto; a varied region dotted with medieval towns and castles, and significant works of art, but also beautiful natural landscapes of valleys and mountains, sea and rivers; an area that has long been a crossroads of people and cultures thanks to the University of Bologna, the oldest university in the Western world, founded in 1088. Want to know more? You can find out all about it on Bologna Uncovered!
About the Author
Hello, my name is Silvia Donati, I am a freelance journalist, a contributing editor at ITALY Magazine, and a native Bolognese. I was raised in Bologna, where I lived until I graduated from the University of Bologna. I then decided to temporarily leave my – by then – way too familiar surroundings for the sunny shores of Los Angeles, California, where I spent five happy years doing many different things, among them: working in the travel industry and organizing trips to Italy for American travelers, getting a specialization in Print and Broadcast Journalism at UCLA and reporting for a local news agency on Southern California news. The time away from home has given me a new appreciation of my origins and surroundings. Through this website, I want to make my hometown and region better known among lovers of Italy. Despite being often overlooked in favor of more popular Italian destinations, this area offers a lot in terms of sightseeing, art, history, cuisine, natural landscapes, and fun times. Please feel free to comment, ask questions, and point out topics you would like to read about through the comment box under each post or by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org.