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...more
The Cosmoprof Bologna is held each and every year in the spring. It is the largest trade show in the world featuring beauty and cosmetic companies. The different companies set up booths and exhibition marketing their products and services.
This is arguably, the finest restaurant in Bologna, and for me, the best pasta I have had in all of Italia. Everything is made fresh, while you're sitting at your table. While visiting Bologna, you must make an attempt to find this fantastic eating place, a block away from San Petronious...more
The Fountain of Neptune, located in the Piazza Maggiore (main square), was sculpted in 1566. It became so popular that the Bolognese authorities had to establish groundrules prohibiting "bathing." Anyone caught bathing in the fountain was subject to fifty lashes....more
Pope Gregory XIII was from Bologna, Italy. He is best remembered for introducing the Gregorian (named in his honor) Calendar which became the internationally accepted calendar. The statue was sculpted in 1580, just a few years before the death of Pope Gregory XIII....more