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Besides the great cultural towns, such as Venice, Florence and Rome, Italy is home to gorgeous cities often avoided by tourists. Bologna is one of them. The town is famous for being a university hub and for its amazing nightlife, but there are also plenty of places to see. Let’s read our 20 must-visit attractions to visit when in Bologna.
The best thing you can do in Bologna is stroll under its famous 666 portici, which are beautiful covered red terracotta arcades. Remember to take some excellent pictures here: the red of terracotta is simply amazing.
Another must-see spot for the food-enthusiast is Quadrilatero, the medieval market where visitors can find all sort of Bolognese delicacies. Prepare yourself to be amazed by tortellini, tagliatelle, parmigiana reggiano, ragù (Bolognese sauce) and local wines. Then, remember also to buy a new pair of jeans!
For a quick lunch, there is no better place to dine than via Augusto Righi in the student quarter, where visitors can eat the best and most famous Bolgonese fast food: piadina. This flatbread filled with cheese and prosciutto is sold everywhere, but the best and cheapest piadine are on this street.
The last thing you have to do in Bologna is to explore the surrounding hills around the town to have magnificent views of the city and spend some relaxing time surrounded by nature. You won’t regret it.