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Discover the Etruscans

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Discover the Etruscans

To discover these roots of ancient Bologna, the Etruscan city in the Po Valley, you need to search deeply, especially in the museums of the city and of the province.

Bologna towers tour

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Bologna towers tour

Bologna the turreted city. This route will immerse you into medieval Bologna as you pass the Two Towers, as described by Dante. Of the approximately 100 towers built in Bologna around the twelfth century now there are 24, which have an unmistakable presence in the city.

Villas, historical residences and theatres

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Villas, historical residences and theatres

Bologna is more than a façade... With its rich patrimony of palaces, historical residences and villas, as well as the manifold still existing towers, the city contains many fascinating hidden corners such as courtyards, stairs and beautiful detailed rooms.

Archaeology

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Archaeology

A representation of Bologna’s archaeological sites from the early Villanovian settlements, to the Etruscan "Felsina", or to the Roman "Bononia"...Though sometimes they are not accessible to visitors, many traces of the ancient Bologna speak of the city's history through the centuries.

City gates

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City gates

Parts of the “third wall”, which was built at the beginning of the 13th century and demolished at the beginning of the 20th century, is visible through the ten gates. 

The former Jewish ghetto

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The former Jewish ghetto

The layout of Bologna's 16th century ghetto can still be precisely traced amid the narrow streets in the medieval heart of the city. Here, a maze of alleys, covered bridges and small windows tell the story of a whole community forced to live in a specific area of the town by order of the Papal State beginning from 1556.

Walking in the "T" area: Via Indipendenza

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Walking in the "T" area: Via Indipendenza

The T Days are a unique chance to rediscover and appreciate for the first time the specificity of an important part of the historical center of Bologna, the streets of the "T" area totally restricted to the traffic on the weekends and on public holidays.

Walking in the "T" area: Via Ugo Bassi

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Walking in the "T" area: Via Ugo Bassi

The T Days are a unique chance to rediscover and appreciate for the first time the specificity of an important part of the historical center of Bologna, the streets of the "T" area totally restricted to the traffic on the weekends and on public holidays.

Walking in the "T" area: Via Rizzoli

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Walking in the "T" area: Via Rizzoli

The T Days are a unique chance to rediscover an important part of the historical centre of Bologna. The streets of the "T" area are closed to traffic on weekends and public holidays.

The porticoes of Bologna

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The porticoes of Bologna

The porticoes, nominated as Unesco “world heritage site”, make the city of Bologna unique in the world. 

Bologna City of Music

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Bologna City of Music

Bologna has such a rich musical tradition that it was named Unesco creative city of music, both for its past excellence and for the great variety of today’s proposals.

Bononia the Roman city

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Bononia the Roman city

Best known for its past connected to the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, Bologna still shows, in the old town, some remains dating back to the Roman age.