Looking mighty from its panoramic position on the rolling hills of the Val Parma, 18 km south of the city of Parma, Torrechiara Castle is among the most significant and best preserved examples of Italian castle architecture.
San Michele in Bosco offers one of the best views over Bologna and is a site rich with history and spirituality.
Big news for Bologna! The porticoes will be nominated for inclusion on the coveted Unesco's World Heritage list. Here's the scoop.
Discover why walking along the Portico di San Luca is a quintessential Bologna experience! I also tell you about my guided walking tour of the portico and the Bologna hills.
For gorgeous views of Bologna, and a quintessential Bologna experience, climb the 97-meter-high Torre degli Asinelli!
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!
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.
What you need to know before you visit San Petronio Basilica, the Bolognesi's most beloved church.
Follow this itinerary to discover Bologna through one of its most distinctive features: "le torri" (medieval towers).
The Sanctuary of Santa Maria della Vita is the most important example of Baroque art in Bologna, with a scultptural masterpiece inside you shouldn't miss.
The museum for gelato lovers: Gelato Museum Carpigiani: 1,000 square meters dedicated to the history, culture, and technology of gelato. A must-visit!
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...