From: #flymeto | Oct 05, 2015
Bologna is the capital of Emilia Romagna, Bologna Province. We know it primarily as a university city. It was founded here in 1088.
Bologna is known for its tradition in gastronomy. The local cuisine is dominated by meat, cheese, prosciutto and mortadelly. The historic center is located east of Piazza Maggiore, where you can find the Quadrilatero district. There are many grocery stores and local specialties. You can buy quality Parma ham, balsamic vinegar or parmesan.
Red brick buildings and many arcades are very typical for this town and especially its historical part. You’ll appreciate them in rainy weather. The city center is Piazza Maggiore, where you will find the Gothic Basilica of San Petronio. The Palazzo dei Notai is right next to it. Previously, notaries worked here. In the western part of the town hall. On the square you can see the Fontana del Nettuno.
Palazzo dell’Archiginnasio is another landmark to visit. In 1561 it was built by Pope Pius IV. From 1563 to 1805 it was the seat of the university and today it houses the municipal library and also the anatomical theater.
The Museo di Palazzo Poggi is sure to thrill you. Here you can see both anatomical models in the field of obstetrics or anatomy, as well as an eye-catching boat exhibition, which you will find in the Marine Science and Geography exposition. Throughout the palace are magnificent murals, ornate ceilings and a magnificent library from 1724.
Bologna can be reached by air from Prague in a short while. You need to travel to Milan where you will transfer to the next plane to Bologna. you buy at a very competitive price. You can also go to Bologna for shopping in the Via Rizolli shopping area. There are many boutiques and luxury shops and restaurants on the square, as well as grocery stores and bazaars and secondhand shops.