The lives of many women are interwoven with the history of the city. All of their lives are linked by a common thread: passion. Passion for art, for knowledge, for fame, for a man, for justice or freedom. Here are some of their stories
The most mysterious side of Bologna unveils along its alleys through the secret stories of alchemists, astrologers, witches and heretics who are the custodians of an ancient and forgotten culture
The film which launches Bologna as an architectural set at a national level is Hanno rubato un tram (They stole a tram) (1954)
Bologna has such a rich musical tradition that it was named Unesco creative city of music
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.
The city contains many fascinating hidden corners such as courtyards, stairs and beautiful detailed rooms
Many traces of the ancient Bologna speak of the city's history through the centuries
The respectful dialogue between Ancient and New can be perceived throughout the entire urban fabric of Bologna, as it is enriched by important works of contemporary architecture
Sites and places related to the Bolognese scientist Guglielmo Marconi, the inventor of wireless communication in 1895 and the winner of the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1909
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
This itinerary winds through a fascinating portion of the Apennines along the dividing line between Emilia Romagna and Tuscany: sacred and secular architecture, natural beauty, charming villages adorned with the handiwork of Comacine master stonemasons
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
“La creta, la selenite e l'arenaria / Di qui nasce il colore di Bologna / Nei tramonti brucia torri e aria […]” “Clay, selenite and sandstone / The colour of Bologna comes from that / Towers and the air burn in the sunset […]” Roberto Roversi
Attracted by the antique charm, the English have come to Italy since the crusades. Bologna, a university and music town, continued to have visitors even during the XVIth century, after the split between the Catholic and the Anglican church. In the XVIIIth and XIXth century they are fascinated by the artistic and natural beauties and by the cuisine of the city
A trekking routes of three hours from the city center the most picturesque places in the city of Bologna
Avidly visited by the Romantic writers and celebrated for the arts and culinary excellence, Bologna is animated by a cosmopolitan culture that is enriched by the presence of the University
Etruscan necropolis, Carthusian monastery, cemetery: more than two thousand years of history and art tell the story of the city.
Of the approximately 100 towers built in Bologna around the twelfth century now there are 24, which have an unmistakable presence in the city
The porticoes, nominated as Unesco “world heritage site”, make the city of Bologna unique in the world
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
Like the chapters of a math handbook, the buildings of the historic city centre trace geometrical shapes, hide calculations and tell stories of special characters
Most of this itinerary runs along the Reno River. This waterway starts in the foothills of the Apennines and rolls through the valley before reaching Bologna
Discovering the University of Bologna through its places and streets
A walk through children’s favourite museums and new corners, to be discovered. A city that knows how to involve also children, protagonists of events and initiatives like the world-famous Zecchino d’Oro music contest
Looking for ideas of how to treat that special person in your life? Look no further. Bologna has plenty of offers and ideas for making your holiday extra special.
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In its century-old history Bologna has recorded a series of records which depict it as a city extraordinarily advanced, innovative and rich in culture, societal development, law, economics and politics.
Squares have always been places for meetings and clashes, a natural stage for events, extremely versatile and ever changing over time, always in the heart of the city life.