The ‘Dotta’, the ‘Grassa’, the ‘Rossa’. The city’s three nicknames exhaustively explain the city’s soul: ‘Dotta’ because it is a city rich in history and art. The reason for Grassa is simple: mortadella, tortellini, ragù, the food par excellence. To find out why ‘Rossa’, climb up the Asinelli Tower; the shades you can admire are all in the tone of red
When you hear about Bolognese cuisine, make a reverence, because it deserves it.
The Asinelli and Garisenda Towers
The Asinelli and Garisenda Towers, the two medieval towers that dominate the city’s landscape. Climb the 498 steps to the top at almost 100 metres to admire the awe-inspiring shades of red that characterise Bologna
The Basilica of San Petronio
The Basilica of San Petronio, Bologna’s largest church built entirely of brick in the Gothic style. Inside you will find the Cassini Meridian, the largest in the world at almost 67 metres long
A unique feature of Bologna’s urban architecture. There are more than 38 kilometres of street covered by porticoes in the historic centre of Bologna. Created from the need to expand the upper floors of houses, they have also become the city’s main vehicle for socialising and commerce, even in modern times. They have been a Unesco World Heritage Site since 2021
Tortellini have been made in Bologna for almost 1000 years: in broth, in white, with tomato sauce, with meat sauce or with other condiments, the result does not change. Tortellini in Bologna is art to the point that, since 1974, the recipe for the tasty filling has been certified. Try them!!!
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