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Colors of Bologna - traditions, festivals, mentality and lifestyle

Un giro sulla Torre! 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 power. They always treat one another with understanding, being known for the ability to keep any conversation. Don't be surprised by the fact that everybody talks to you here, even strangers. It is also customary to greet everyone - this is a simple courtesy. Local people are known for their emotionality, but at the same time prefer a measured rhythm of life, appreciating every moment spent.
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The most important value for the residents of Bologna is the family; relatives and friends are in a special relationship with each other here. They treat their own children with deep respect. However, the attitude towards parents is the same: Italians take great care of their parents, grandmothers, and grandfathers until old age. Italian men treat women in a special way - no matter what gender a woman has, what is her height, weight or age - she is beautiful in any case. By the way, to come out of the depression, women suffering from it are often advised to visit Italy — that's where they can hear so many compliments that melancholy moods just go away. And Bologna is not an exception in this regard.
Gourmets are also encouraged to visit it because the locals have a special attitude to food. In general, Bologna is often called the culinary capital of Italy due to the variety of dishes offered by the region. The city has become home to such specialties as spaghetti Bolognese, tagliatelle, tortellini, passatelli, lasagna verdi alla bolognese, mortadella di bologna, bollito, friggione, certosino. The list of local dishes seems to be endless, that's how diverse the local cuisine is. Be sure to try all these dishes while in Bologna. As well as it is necessary to taste traditional wines served in the region - Pignoletto, Pino Bianco, Cagnina di Romagna. Copyright
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The fact that Bologna is the true culinary capital of Italy is confirmed by the number of gastronomic festivals taking place here. The most famous, perhaps, is Gran Festival Internazionale della Zuppa, locally known as "Soup In The Street". The event is of competitive nature: each participant should cook about 10 liters of any soup and treat everyone on the street with it. The winner receives the "Audience Award" through the popular vote. The award is a ladle made of gold, silver, and bronze respectively, depending on the rank. The main city streets serve as the venue for the festival and the most spectacular actions take place on via Salgari. The date is the end of April.
Bologna Aerial In mid-September, Bologna gathers all the sweet tooth. It's time for Cioccoshow di Bologna when there is a traditional chocolate fair, which is sure to please those who can not imagine their life without chocolate. The venue of the fair is Piazza Maggiore, XX Settembre, and Galvani. Besides tasting all sorts of delicious chocolate desserts, the festival is accompanied by live music. Another important gastronomic event in the calendar life of Bologna is MortadellaBO', a festival dedicated to the "Queen of Sausages". It takes place in mid-September in a city near Bologna - Zola Predosa.
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The event under the simple name of Bologna Festival is held between the middle of March and mid-May. The event is dedicated to classical music and is regularly attended by renowned and talented orchestras, conductors and musicians from all over the world as participants. Manzoni Theatre serves as a permanent venue for the festival. Within the framework of the event, there is a festival of young talents, during which young talents awarded at prestigious international competitions demonstrate all their skills. A special children's program is also organized.
BOLOGNA Beginning in late October and ending in mid-November, the city hosts Bologna Jazz Festival. However, you can listen not only to this particular genre - electronic and even hip-hop music programs are prepared for visitors. Among the festival headliners are always eminent performers. In addition to the music program, master classes and greet-and-meets are also organized as part of the festival. Concerts take place on various stages of Bologna - Teatro Duse, Teatro Il Celebrazioni, Teatro Auditorium Manzoni, and Unipol Auditorium.
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Another worthy event taking place in the homeland of Giovanni Colonna is called Artrockmuseum. The festival lasts two months, starting in mid-February and ending in mid-April. The venue is Palazzo Repolli Museum where famous musicians play jazz, rock, indie, and blues. In early April, Teatro Auditorium Manzoni becomes the venue for Orchestra Mozart Festival. In addition to the main program that includes chamber music performed by orchestras, meet-and-greets are also organized for visitors.
BOLOGNA Danza Urbana is another interesting festival, which is certainly worth a visit for all fans of dance art. This is an event dedicated to street dancing that is held on Via Marsala 6. It is an unimaginable mix of dance and architecture — exactly what you need for getting vivid impressions from watching such a beauty. The festival takes two weeks in early September. If you want to get a truly unforgettable experience, this event is just what you need, so do not deny yourself the pleasure of visiting it.
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The birthplace of Guglielmo Marconi hosts two festivals dedicated to the cinema. The first one is held in April and is called Future Film Festival. As you could guess from the name, the event is focused on animation movies and new technologies. The second one is Il Cinema Ritrovato taking place in the middle of July where you can watch rare and little-known films. At this time, you can watch movies you like for free (the festival is held in the open air).
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Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Bologna
♥   Basilica di S. Petronio, Bologna, 0.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cattedrale Metroplitana di S. Pietro Apostolo, Bologna, 0.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica di Ss. Bartolomeo e Gaetano, Bologna, 0.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica di S. Martino, Bologna, 0.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica di S. Stefano, Bologna, 0.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica di S. Domenico, Bologna, 0.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica di S. Francesco, Bologna, 0.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Bologna
♥   Castle 'Rocca' Cento, 26 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   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
♥   Castle 'Rocchetta Mattei' Grizzana Morandi, 37.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Traditions and festivals in cities around Bologna

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