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Bologna

Bologna

Among the most creative European cities, Bologna will captivate you by offering emotions and genuineness.

Dottor Balanzone

Dottor Balanzone

Ancient mask that dates back to comedy in 1600, was one of "the old" and was a recurring character, together with Pantalone. He is the typical mask of Bologna and speaks in a strong Bolognese accent.

Ospedale di Santa Maria della Morte

Ospedale di Santa Maria della Morte

Just in front of Santa Maria della Vita church, some stairs lead to the majestic portico belonging to the ancient Hospital of Death, which was very popular among medicine students who used the corpses of executed men to make anatomy studies in the nearby university, Palazzo dell'Archiginnasio.

Università di Bologna

Università di Bologna

The University of Bologna  was probably the first University in the western world. Its history is one of great thinkers in science and the humanities, making it an indispensable point of reference in the panorama of European culture.