Bologna is considered one of the most marvellous and singular italian cities, famous for its uninterrupted roads, endless colonnades (about 40 km!), tall medieval towers, dynamic cultural life and great cuisine. City of red brick, architectures, artistic maesterpieces by famous Italian artists, it seems a big open-air museum.
It enjoys a privileged geographical position in the heart of Italy between Florence, Venice, Milan and Rome, at a natural crossroads within both Italy and Europe.
Bologna has acquired many nicknames: the Learned, the Red, the Fat. Bologna “la dotta,” (the Learned), because hosts the oldest Western world university, founded in 1088. “La rossa”, (the Red), due to the terracotta red colour of the roofs of ancient medieval buildings. “La grassa”, (the Fat), is a reference to its delicious gastronomic tradition represented with mortadella, tortellini, tagliatelle, lasagna and ragù (or Bolognese sauce).
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