Bologna is a city famous for its university,
its rich cultural and social life, its well-preserved city centre,
its cusine, the hospitality of its people; and yet it is off the
traditional tourist track: this is why it is the ideal place for
learning about genuine Italian life in a truly authentic setting.
Bologna, Italy, is the most important junction in Italy both for
highway and for railway, owing its geographic location.
It's by train
from Florence, 1.45 hour from Venice or Milan and 2.40 hour from Rome; furthermore, it has an
international airport with daily flights to all major european
capitals and New York.
Bologna is also known as La Dotta (The
Learned - it has Europe's oldest University) La Rossa (The Red - for its colours), La Grassa (The Plentiful
or Fat or Fertile).
Some say that food itself is a principal subject of study here!
Bologna is nationally known for its good quality of life.
It is easy to get to know and has instant appeal.
It is also fast to get into the centre - just twenty five
minutes from the airport - making it a wise choice for a short
A chief source of pleasure is simply strolling "within the walls"
of this elegant city.
There are many fine piazza, churches and palazzi, fine art and contemporary
art galleries, and fascinating museums.
Bologna has the cultural life of a much larger city and there is
always a full programme of cultural events and exhibitions.
Given the local love of the good life - in fact another nickname
for the city is "La Godereccia" or the city that likes
to enjoy itself - and the presence of 250, 000 University students,
Bologna also has a lively night life.