Bologna Travel Guide
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- 98%History Buffs
- 98%Local Culture
- 51%Budget Travelers
- 51%Green Travelers
- 51%Business Travelers
- 51%Luxury Travelers
- 51%Outdoor Enthusiasts
Member Reviews (68)
- BolognaMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers+ 4Sep 27, 2013
In terms of history, cuisine, culture, and the Bolognese themselves,. I gave Bologna a five star rating. However, it is important to keep in mind that it is a communist city, in that it is run by communists, for the benefit of communists. The decay in the city is readily apparent, and it reminds me so much of my experience in post-communist Russia, right after the communists were thrown out of power in the early nineties.
- BolognaMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 7Sep 19, 2013
Home to the world's oldest university, Bologna is an ancient city in the Po Valley. Very hot in summer, but staggeringly beautiful old city and vibrant university quarter. Unfortunately, it's a bit rougher than Milan.
- BolognaMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget TravelersWellness+ 3Jul 15, 2013
The land of the hand signal! Wow. Really. There is a well documented language happening here behind the wheel. Fascinating. And just another reason why I enjoy this comfortable town. The scholarly, university vibe and chill central market make it a great place to roam...on foot or by bike. In a car, you might just discover a whole other world!Recommended for:Students
- BolognaMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodiesLuxury Travelers+ 1Mar 12, 2013
This charming city renowned for its towers and porticoes and boasting Europe's second largest historical centre seems to mysteriously elude many visitors to Italy. But that's no bad thing for preserving its strong sense of identity: from its history and culture to the food - oh, the food... quite marvellous. There's also a thriving student population - the city is, after all, home to the world's oldest university founded in 1088 - which makes for a lively social scene.
- BolognaMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness Travelers+ 3Dec 05, 2012
I studied for a year in Bologna, the very heart of Italy's gastronomic capital of Emilia Romagna. Come to Bologna to eat, to learn, to shop, and to explore this ancient town while protected by beautiful portici characteristic of this town. A must see for lovers of Italian food, history, and culture, though not overrun by tourists.
- BolognaAug 31, 2012
Best cooking school in Italy for hands-on cooking classes. Culinary Institute of Bologna CIBO website: http://www.cookingclassesinbologna.com. Best variety of half day and full day cooking lessons. I went on a week culinary cookery Foodie vacation with them . Great
- BolognaCommunity ManagerMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesBackpackers+ 4Aug 17, 2012
One of the grander cities in Emilia-Romagna, Bologna is affordable, historic and very (very) beautiful. Filled with students attending the local university, it's got a great youth culture, evident when visiting the main piazza on a busy day. And since it's in the heart of Emilia-Romagna, you can be assured that the food here is very good.
- BolognaJul 05, 2012
I lived in Bologna for a year, and it was the most amazing year of my life. You will most likely gain 10 lbs from devouring all of the delicious tagliatelle, ragu alla bolognese, and mortadella. It's known as one of the eating capitals of the world, and it's no wonder why.
- BolognaMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 7Jan 04, 2014
Bologna is home to a very old university, the students of which still spill into the streets at night. The covered sidewalks make umbrellas largely unnecessary. Climb up the two leaning towers in the center for a rickety experience and great view. If you can escape into the hills for a meal, do, as the emilia-romagnan cuisine is arguably some of Italy's best, and it's always at its most authentic and abundant outside of the city walls.
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