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Bologna Aerial In Bologna offers plenty of interesting places to discover, including sightseeing, gastronomic, cognitive and romantic destinations. If you're a big fan of hiking and an inquisitive tourist, you probably know that Bologna has several picturesque canals. They are very close to many popular sightseeing routes and reliably hidden from prying eyes behind picturesque facades of old buildings. Want to take some unforgettable pictures in the Venetian style? Head to the area of via Augusto Righi and find a small window in the city wall. It offers a gorgeous view of the canal, which is in no way inferior to the panoramic views of Venice.
In Bologna, vacation with children must be diversified by walking along local picturesque parks. One of the most beautiful in the city is Parco di Villa Ghigi. This old park with sprawling … Open
Tired of going on the tours during the daytime? It's time to change the good old tradition and go on an evening walk through Bologna. With the onset of darkness, its picturesque streets are illuminated by incredibly beautiful lighting. In the light of street lamps, the familiar historical monuments look quite different.
Cannot imagine your vacation without shopping? Take a walk along Via dell Indipendenza and find a modest gift shop with the name of La Coroncina . The choice of typical national-style souvenirs is really huge, while the prices are the most favorable in the city. Just for 3-5 Euros, you can buy excellent gifts for friends, from traditional pennants and plates to fashionable colorful T-shirts and exclusive decks of playing cards. Copyright
The opening of the pub Corto Maltese took place in 1998. Starting from that time the pub has become a favorite place of rest for both locals and tourists. Here visitors will find as many as … Open
Exploring fashion boutiques and souvenir shops, be sure to leave some energy and money for gastronomic discoveries. It's best to start them with something light, for example, tastings the best ice cream in town. Near the central square is unique Gelateria Gianni store, and it wouldn't be easy to find a similar place anywhere else in Italy. Here you can try dozens of types of ice cream with a wide variety of flavors and additives prepared according to author's recipes exclusively from local farm milk. In addition to eco-friendly ice cream, you can order delicious cakes and other sweet specialties.
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BOLOGNA After warming up the appetite with ice-cream, it's time to go to PizzAltero. Think that Italian pizza is always round and abundantly flavored with Parmesan cheese? In the historic pizzeria, these myths dispel in a few minutes. A huge rectangular pizza has been baked here since 1957. Slices of the popular Italian delicacy flaunt behind shining glass showcases. Its visitors only need is to determine the appropriate serving size. Sellers will gladly cut a slice from a huge pizza, so it's very convenient to take pizza away from PizzAltero. Several comfortable tables are installed for guests inside the pizzeria.
Arriving in Bologna, the first thing that tourists usually pay attention to is the kindness and responsiveness of local residents. Local people never refuse to help, if this is in their … Open
Bologna is known for its meat delicacies. Keep in mind that experienced gourmets prefer to try them not in fine restaurants but in ordinary urban markets. Early Saturday morning, go to the nearby grocery market and be sure to try "Mortadella" sausage, which is produced only in Bologna. Local sellers are sure to treat you with special ham and cheese, and in small street tents, you can buy a portion of hot "Tortelli" - local dumplings.
BOLOGNA Tourists can take with them a piece of unique gastronomic Bologna. In La Bottega specialized store, you can buy the most popular national delicacies. Wonderful olives and oil, meat delicacies and the best local wines, berry liquors prepared according to medieval recipes, and unique spices - all this culinary splendor is offered at the most attractive prices.
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Map of all Michelin restaurants
Michelin-starred restaurants in Bologna
♥   Restaurant 'I Portici' BOLOGNA. Type - Creative. 0.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Scaccomatto' BOLOGNA. Type - Creative. 0.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'All’Osteria Bottega' BOLOGNA. Type - Emilian. 1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Posta' BOLOGNA. Type - Tuscan. 1.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Fourghetti' Bologna. Type - Modern cuisine. 2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Bologna
♥   Castle 'Vignola Castle' Vignola, 26.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Rocca Sforzesca' Dozza, 27.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Rocca Sforzesca' Imola, 32.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castello di Galeazza' Crevalcore, 34.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Monte Battaglia' Casola Valsenio, 36.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Bologna and around
♥   Art museum 'Pinacoteca Nazionale di Bologna' Bologna, 0.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Bologna Museum of Modern Art' Bologna, 1.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all palaces
Public palaces near Bologna
♥   Palace 'Ducal Palace' Modena, 37.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Palazzo dei Diamanti' Ferrara, 44.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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