Bologna was named "UNESCO creative city of Music" in 2006 - and perhaps this promenade will show you why. Bologna offers a wealth of concerts and opera, a wide variety of jazz and contemporary music events, as well as a high level of nightclubs where the music of tomorrow is played today. In the background, you can just hear the voices of Dalla, Carboni, Cremonini, to cite but a few among the most famous Italian pop singers.
As for history - why not try out the thrill of feeling like Farinelli, Rossini, or Mozart as a young student? They all stayed here from the 1600s to 1800s.
Music has always had a central role in Bologna. Institutions like the G.B. Martini Conservatory, the International museum and library of music and the 18th century Teatro Comunale (City Theatre) are proof of the city's extraordinary musical history.
What's more, the region also has a deep tradition in the construction of musical instruments: string instruments and ocarinas are crafted in Budrio but are known world-wide thanks to the museum that is named after them.
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