Set in the region of Emilia Romagna, thanks to careful conservation, Bologna is often voted as one of the top Italian cities to reside in and boasts a rich historical centre with Medievel towers and old buildings including works of period art. Have your fill of original Bolognese sauce before following my tried and tested itinerary; The University of Bologna, the oldest university in the world which still operates; “due torri” – slightly leaning towers which are symbolic of the city, and Piazza Maggiore where the San Petronio Basilica and town hall are found. Soak up some sunshine in Piazza Santo Stefano where antique markets are held and elegant porticoes – covered porches with pillars – lend elegance.
[Photo credits: Luca Volpi under c.c 3.0 Licence]