Tourist information on Bologna
General information on Bologna
Bologna is one of the nation’s cultural capitals, world-renowned for its characteristic urban layout, marked by almost 37 kms of arches. The city is home to the oldest University of the western world and still attracts students from many countries, which contributes towards making it a center of excellence in cultural formation. The city is also one of the capitals of Italian cuisine, which is why it is best known by the nickname “La Grassa” - The Fat City.
STROLLING THROUGH BOLOGNA
The city center still maintains unaltered its medieval features, with its main streets that radiate from the central axis to the outskirts, crossing the 14th century walls and twelve gates of the city. The stop at the Piazza XX Settembre station will allow you to start the city tour from the heart of the city, and in just a few minutes, you can reach Piazza Maggiore and the Basilica of San Petronio, as well as the famous Asinelli Tower.