Likes & Dislikes

Opinions

“Not for nothing do they call Bologna ‘the Red City’ – everything is in shades of red, yellow, orange and terracotta. Without a doubt, the most famous sights in the city are the Two Towers (one of which leans, so Pisa doesn’t have a monopoly on leaning towers). It’s possible to walk to the top of the towers.

You could walk around the city center in a few hours, but I still had the feeling that we were just scratching the surface. We were able to see some sights, and get a sense of the atmosphere, but we didn’t find out much about it.”


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“There are a huge number of arcaded walkways in the city – it’s the characteristic Bologna solution to excessive heat. Apparently there are 38km of them altogether, so it really is possible to walk almost everywhere in the city without getting sunburned (or getting wet in the rain).

I think it’s a very charming, beautiful city, and I loved the atmosphere. After about the eighth photo I realized I’d be at this all day if I tried to photograph every beautiful thing, but I still couldn’t resist some of the more spectacular sights.

A few dirty, smelly streets bring you back to earth, but most of the city is clean and tidy – especially the areas where the shops, restaurants and cafes are.” (2018)


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“Several people asked me “why Bologna? Is there anything to see there?”  Well, there certainly is. The city has a very pleasant atmosphere, with wide, charming streets and a lot – and I mean a lot – of arcades, which help shield you from the summer heat.” (2018)


Bologna - h.a.

Bologna - street scene - ata photo

Practicals

Transport

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Bologna - cars in a narrow street - i.k. photo

Bologna - small land train - a.f. photo

Food

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Bologna - Mortadella sandwich - b.f. photo

Bologna - cafe - h.a. photo

Shopping

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Bologna - shoes - ata photo

Bologna - fish - h.a. photo

Fun

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Bologna - the towers seen in the night - a.f. photo

Bologna - e.k. photo

Bologna - cafe bars - k.t. photo

Public safety

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Bologna - providing information on suspicious figures - there were three of them and they went in that direction together

Others

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Bologna - street art - b.s. photo

Background

Bologna - view - ata photo

Bologna - e.k. photo

Destination in brief

Population (in 2020): 806,000

Average net monthly salary (in 2020): 1450 Euro 

Climate

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Bologna - snow in January - v.c. photo

History

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Bologna - a shop founded in 1694 - g.a. photo

Nowadays

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Bologna - square with statues

Attractions

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Bologna - two towers - ata photo

Bologna - Neptune fountain in the Piazza Maggiore - ata photo

Bologna - The Basilica of Saint Francis - a.f. photo

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