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Bologna, Part II: a Contribution by a Travelogue Reader

In our previous post on Bologna we were not able to discuss the many important traits that make Bologna a truly great city to visit. Fortunately, one of our reader was kind enough to share his knowledge with us. Below you will find our translation. I’m a travel agent born and raised in Bologna. I now live near Parma, another wonderful city in the Emilia region, where I run a travel agency that deals with incoming tourism in our beautiful provinces of Emilia Romagna. Besides what it’s been written here in the travelogue about Bologna, my birthplace, I need to add that this town is not only the...
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Bologna Destination of the Month | March 2010

The city of Bologna, the capital city of the Emilia-Romagna region in northern Italy, may as well be considered as a secondary tourist destination in Italy if compared to Rome, Florence and Venice. Yet, Bologna is a truly magical city emanating a unique atmosphere with its plentiful arcades, charming squares, quaint churches and indeed because there are not masses of tourists all around. A cultural center since medieval times – the oldest existing University in the Western World was established here in 1088 – Bologna is also famous in Italy for its excellent culinary tradition: Bolognese sauce...
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