Not everyone knows that Bologna is a land of water. From lakes and waterfalls,rivers and fountains to the canals that have made the city great since Medieval times.
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It’s one of the largest lakes in the region, formed following the construction of a dam for the production of electricity used by Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane between 1928 and 1932.
Bagni di Mario was the name mistakenly given to the Valverde Conserva, a Renaissance Cave designed to feed the Neptune Fountain.
Fontana del Nettuno (Fountain of Neptune) was built between 1563 and 1566 by the Flemish sculptor Giambologna.
The current suspended bridge is the last of a series of constructions that are hypothetically date back to Roman times, as it is thought that the road connecting Rome to Florence and Bologna ran through here.
The Labante caves are considered the most significant example of travertine caves in Italy, and perhaps in all of Europe
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The Chiusa di Casalecchio is the oldest hydraulic work in Europe still working – in continuous and uninterrupted function.
Bologna and its territory are brimming with culture, experiences and food and wine delicacies. If you’re tired of walking and exploring, you can rest your mind and soul in the many spas scattered throughout the territory.