Bologna Uncovered

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 bolognauncovered@gmail.com.

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5 thoughts on “About”

  1. Wow… Da umile aspirante ad avere un blog su Bologna, i Paesi di provincia (da dove vengo) e possibilmente qualcosa del resto d’Italia, che parli di cucina, cultura e qualsiasi altra cosa verrà… Ecco… Mi sento un po’ piccolo davanti all’enormità e qualità del Suo lavoro!
    Complimenti vivissimi da Vergato (BO)!

  2. Hi Silvia!I have just booked my tickets for Bologna and your site it’s the second best thing I have found for Bologna (the first was the super cheap tickets that I have booked)!I am a foodblogger and coming to Bologna was a dream coming true!Thank you for all the info that you provide here!

      1. No need to thank me 😊 I will be at Bologna from 2nd of April until 6th of April, ready to meet all the delicacies 😋

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