Bologna is one of Italy’s most populous cities, and has the culture to prove it. You can find both refined, elegant entertainment, as well as bohemian ideals – sometimes on the very same street. Bologna is a city for the senses and will keep you energized at every turn.
The Culinary Arts of Bologna
Prepare to bring a few more pounds home with you when you leave Bologna and not just from the souvenirs you add to your suitcase. As the birthplace of Ragu and Bolognaise sauces, this city is sure to increase your waistline in a million delicious ways. Between traditional Italian bakeries, gelato shops, cafes, gourmet chocolates, tortellini, tagliatelle, and tuffoli, you’ll be in foodie heaven.
Stop by famous eateries like La Sorbetteria Castiglione, visit the local wineries, or take a guided food tour through the city. Oh, and check out hotels in Bologna near the famous culinary arts school, La Vecchia Scuola Bolognese, because once you’re addicted to all this delicious food, you’ll want to make it back home, too!
Things to Do in Bologna, Italy
In between meals, burn off some calories with a walking tour around some of Bologna’s classic art and learn how the city got its three nicknames, La Dotta, La Rossa, and La Grassa. The towering Basilicas di San Petrino and Santuario Madonna di San Luca are must-see Catholic sites, and the Palazzo Comunale and Museo Civico Archeologico are great places to expand your mind. Don’t forget to check out Drogheria della Rosa, a medieval style apothecary with wooden shelves and jars full of mysterious remedies.
No matter how you choose to feed your body, mind, and soul, head over to Expedia.ca to book Bologna hotels near the Apennine Mountains today!