There’s a new panoramic spot in town you don’t want to miss: the rooftop terrace of the Torre dell’Orologio (Clock Tower) on Piazza Maggiore. Read my latest post for all the info.
Category: Museums & Monuments
The museums and monuments not to miss in Bologna and Emilia-Romagna for art and history lovers.
In the Parma Hills, A Castle Built for Love: Torrechiara
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.
Why You Should See San Michele in Bosco in Bologna
San Michele in Bosco offers one of the best views over Bologna and is a site rich with history and spirituality.
Bologna’s Porticoes To Be Nominated For Inclusion On Unesco’s World Heritage List
Big news for Bologna! The porticoes will be nominated for inclusion on the coveted Unesco's World Heritage list. Here's the scoop.
Walking in Bologna: The Portico and the Sanctuary of San Luca
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.
Climbing Bologna’s Asinelli Tower
For gorgeous views of Bologna, and a quintessential Bologna experience, climb the 97-meter-high Torre degli Asinelli!
Visiting the Museum of the History of Bologna
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!
Politics and Power: Visiting Bologna’s Palazzo D’Accursio
Here's what to look out for when visiting Palazzo D'Accursio, the seat and symbol of Bologna's political power since medieval times.
The Story Behind Bologna’s Fountain of Neptune
Bologna's Fountain of Neptune is a must-see. Learn about its history and why the Bolognesi love it so much.
8 Things to Know about Bologna’s Basilica of San Petronio
What you need to know before you visit San Petronio Basilica, the Bolognesi's most beloved church.
“La Turrita”: Explore Bologna through its Ancient Towers
Follow this itinerary to discover Bologna through one of its most distinctive features: "le torri" (medieval towers).
Baroque in Bologna: The Sanctuary of Santa Maria della Vita
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.
Bologna’s Sweetest Museum: The Gelato Museum
The museum for gelato lovers: Gelato Museum Carpigiani: 1,000 square meters dedicated to the history, culture, and technology of gelato. A must-visit!
Piazza Maggiore, Bologna: the Heart of Town
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...