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Bologna and surrounding area


The city of Bologna is the capital of the Emilia-Romagna region. Rich in art and culture, renowned as an ancient university town, thanks to The University of Bologna (Università di Bologna), founded in 1088, is certainly full of things to see, to do and to taste.

From enjoying the region’s excellent cuisine in local Osterie, to exploring its wonderful monuments, such as the leaning tower of Bologna (it’s not just in Pisa!) named the Garisenda, one of The Two Towers of Bologna (while the tallest one is called Asinelli tower), the majestic Palazzo Comunale and the ancient library in the Palace of Archiginnasio, the Basilica of Santo Stefano and the unfinished Basilica di San Petronio (which was supposed to be bigger than St. Peter’s in Rome).

But apart from its traditions and historical heritage, which can be visited with an exciting guided tour from Florence and its gastronomic heritage, which can be experienced on our original food tour, or cooked by yourself with our cooking class, this city offers also some great opportunities for excursions to visit its surroundings, both with and without a car.

The region of Emilia-Romagna is rich in wonderful destinations around Bologna that you can discover with one of our day trips departing from Bologna. In order to help you making your trip in Emilia Romagna unforgettable, we have selected the top 5 (+1) to give you some inspirations for your next voyage to Italy!

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