Bologna

Bologna the Scholar, Bologna the Fat, Bologna the Red, Bologna the Turreted. The capital of Emilia Romagna does not have one face, it has at least four.

 

Scholar because the oldest university in the western world was born within its walls, the Alma Mater Studiorum. The date of its foundation was conventionally set in the year 1088.

 

Fat because, everyone knows, in Bologna you eat well (tortellini, ragù and mortadella have now entered the world culinary imagination)

 

Red for the color that the roofs and houses have given the city since medieval times, but also because it was administered for half a century by communist mayors.

 

Finally, Turreted, an ancient name that refers to when one hundred towers stood over the city. Two have become its symbol and to find the other twenty survivors, it is necessary to look carefully, perhaps by sticking one's head out of one of the arcades (38 km long) that embrace and intersect the entire historic center.

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Enrich your experience in Bologna with a private tour of the highlights as well as out-of-town excursions in delightful locations.

 

A twin-city break holiday including Bologna. Bologna is at the heart of the Italian rail system meaning you can combine countless towns and cities with just a short train ride.

 

Getting an overview of the Italian sport cars with a planned excursion to Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati and Pagani factories.

OUR HOLIDAYS

A Twin-Centre Holiday Between Bologna And Ravenna

A twin-centre into the heart of Italian beauty, among mosaics, historic buildings and medieval abbeys.

£ 795 per person - 7 nights

A Twin-Centre Holiday Between Bologna And Ravenna

A twin-centre into the heart of Italian beauty, among mosaics, historic buildings and medieval abbeys.

051 Room And Breakfast

An elegant bolthole for not much lucre in central Bologna.

£ 325 per person - 3 nights

051 Room And Breakfast

An elegant bolthole for not much lucre in central Bologna.

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