Bologna is the capital city of Emilia Romagna. It is located in the centre of the Region, between the Appennines and the Po Plain, and thanks to its strategic position it is well connected by train or airplane to all Europe.
It was born in the pre-Roman Age and it owes the current aspect of its city centre to the Middle Ages. Many of Bologna’s towers were built at that time, some of them still exist today and have become the symbol of the city.
Its 40 km of arcades are another peculiar feature that leads many tourists to some of the most beautiful noble palaces, museums and churches of the city, among which are the complex of Santo Stefano, the Basilica of San Domenico and San Petronio or the San Luca Sanctuary.
Bologna is a city of art, culture and fun and it is home to one of the oldest Universities that attracts students from all parts of the world, who contribute to making it a young and lively city.
Bologna is also renowned for its culinary tradition, that has given birth to dishes like lasagne and tortellini that are known all over the world. You can try them in one of the many restaurants in the city centre or in FICO, the new food park.
You can also find magical places in the province of Bologna. For example, Rocchetta Mattei located near Riola di Vergato, with its peculiar architectural style or Dozza Imolese, with its murals that were painted by various artists over the years.