Boasting one of the country’s great medieval cityscapes – an eye- The Via Indipendenza is the heart of Bologna, with some catching ensemble of red-brick palazzi, Renaissance towers and restaurants decorated by the beautiful frescoes of the Carracci 25mls of arcaded porticoes – Bologna is a wonderful alternative brothers. to the north’s more famous cities.
In the evening the city comes alive in the streets around the grand Italy’s culinary capital, it’s an attractive, animated place; and a Piazza Maggiore, full of bars, pastry shops, ice cream parlours and large student population (Bologna boasts the oldest university restaurants. Night life thrives with theatre, opera and nightclubs in Europe) ensure a vitality that’s so often missing in many of and many of the shops open late too. It’s a wonder the students Romagna’s smaller towns. find time to study!