Holidays in Emilia Romana (Bologna), Italy

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Home to the world’s oldest university, the gorgeous city of Bologna in Northern Italy may not be as much of a tourist hotspot as some other Italian cities, but it’s still bursting with character, culture and history. The medieval centre is packed full of palaces, colonnades and Renaissance basilicas, while the city’s impressive two towers climb high above the centre and provide stunning panoramic views.

Compared to some of Italy’s other historic cities, Bologna is suitably small meaning that it’s incredibly easy to explore on foot and in a relatively short amount of time. You can therefore allow yourself time to just wander about and get lost in the city’s vibrant streets.

Perhaps what Bologna is best known for however, is being the gastronomic centre of Italy. The larger region of Emilia Romagna is the birthplace of everything from Parma ham to parmesan cheese, while the city itself is of course home to the iconic Bolognese. You’ll be sure to find infinite variations of the classic dish in Bologna’s many trattorias.

Amazing food

Bologna is the undisputed culinary capital of Italy and home to the iconic Bolognaise.

Easily explored

The relatively compact city centre means you won’t need to hurry to see everything.

Magnificent buildings

The streets of Bologna are lined with a number of impressive monuments and medieval constructions.

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Painting Holiday in Emilia Romagna

Enjoy painting the beautiful landscapes and the fascinating artistic towns in Emilia Romagna

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Learn Italian in Emilia Romana (Bologna)

Discover the medieval beauty of Bologna and immerse yourself in local culture.

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Italian Cooking Holidays in Emilia Romana (Bologna)

Learn to cook authentic dishes like a local in Italy's food capital.

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