Unsure whether to visit and/or stay in Bologna or Florence? In this post, I give you some points to ponder.
As promised, here are the answers to the questions published in my blog post from last week, where I asked about some important elements of Bologna’s history and culture, which will help you to familiarize with the city as you plan a visit, or just for the fun of it.
Test your knowledge of Bologna! Answer ten questions to get an overview of Bologna’s history and other elements that give the city its character. Quiz results will be published next week!
When is the best time to visit Bologna? Any season really is good if you know how to make the most of it. Here's my advice.
Being stuck at home is no fun, but you can still travel virtually. Here are five great videos and documentaries I've picked about Bologna and Emilia-Romagna. Enjoy!
San Michele in Bosco offers one of the best views over Bologna and is a site rich with history and spirituality.
Here's a concise guide to FICO Eataly World to help you understand if it may be a fit for you or not and plan your visit accordingly.
Must-have info for first-timers and anyone who needs guidance about Bologna’s transport, where to stay/be, when to visit, stores and restaurants opening hours, and all those practical details needed when traveling to a new city, plus lots of useful links for planning your visit, all compiled in one place!
An itinerary to guide you through the history and variety of Bologna's porticoes.
For gorgeous views of Bologna, and a quintessential Bologna experience, climb the 97-meter-high Torre degli Asinelli!
A handy guide on how to plan one, two or three days in and around Bologna!
The best lookouts over Bologna, all in this handy list!
The Museum of the History of Bologna gives a great overview of 3,000 years of Bologna history and could be the starting point of a visit to the city. Plus, there's a really cool temporary exhibit which you shouldn't miss!
In honor of upcoming International Women’s Day, learn about three remarkable Bolognese women who made a name for themselves as talented artists at a time when it was very difficult for a woman to emerge.
Valentine’s Day is coming up, so in the spirit of romance, here's a list of some of my favorite romantic places in Bologna and Emilia-Romagna...
Here's what to look out for when visiting Palazzo D'Accursio, the seat and symbol of Bologna's political power since medieval times.
Bologna's Fountain of Neptune is a must-see. Learn about its history and why the Bolognesi love it so much.
If you're in town for the holidays, don't miss 'la Fiera di Santa Lucia', Bologna's Christmas market.
What you need to know before you visit San Petronio Basilica, the Bolognesi's most beloved church.
A Local’s Guide to Bologna - my tips on the best sights/food/attractions for Ryanair magazine.
Dig deeper into Bologna's history with these intriguing little-known facts.
Follow this itinerary to discover Bologna through one of its most distinctive features: "le torri" (medieval towers).
“I appreciate that Bologna still allows me to imagine the world as it was then [in the Middle Ages, ed.], even if it is a somewhat romantic view. For me, this is magical and seductive”...
Visit a 17th century mill in the hills south-west of Bologna still in use to make all-natural delicious bread and pastry.
If you've never been to Bologna, use this handy guide to make sure you don't miss some of its top attractions!
Your exploration of Bologna should begin from Piazza Maggiore, the main square and heart of town. Make sure you linger to take in the atmosphere...