Travel Blogs from Bologna, Italy

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My first full day in Bologna, Bologna, Italy travel blog

My first full day in Bologna

A travel blog entry by judyf222

... told us that Bologna is known for its many portici (porticos) where people can walk in shade or be protected from the rain. Bologna is also known for its 2 towers that I will speak of later. We walked through the Piazza where they would later show a ...

"And I would walk 500 miles..."

A travel blog entry by moconnor

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... locate and get to "the church on the hill." It is easily visible from the train and is one of those places in Bologna that is not a tourist destination, per se. It is actually a pilgrimage destination (perhaps THE pilgrimage destination) in this area, ...

I can speak Italian!, Bologna, Italy travel blog

I can speak Italian!

A travel blog entry by pdioquino

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I can speak Italian!! Here is an essay I did for Italian class which is a shorter version of my previous Bologna travelogue. Cara amica, Ciao, come stai? Siamo qui a Bologna, una bella cittá del nord, da due settimane. A Josep piace molto ...

Bologna, Bologna, Italy travel blog

Bologna

A travel blog entry by paula_rod

Bologna ...

Bologna, Bologna, Italy travel blog

Bologna

A travel blog entry by jojomo

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Arrived in Bologna after a bumpy ride on the ferry from Croatia. Didnt expect much of the city..it was rainy and a bit empty when I got there. Staying in a budget hotel, I wasnt meeting anyone. So I did something a little crazy for me. I joined couch ...

Hot Bologna!, Bologna, Italy travel blog

Hot Bologna!

A travel blog entry by jdcotton

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Hot!! 39 C! I'm In Italy! Bologna...for work, but I have a day or so of free time to explore and practice my Italian. Gary and I arrived about 5pm. The flight was a few hours late, and when we arrived, the Bologna airport was packed. Even the men's room ...

bolonga, Bologna, Italy travel blog

bolonga

A travel blog entry by rimortour2009

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Sanctuary of the Madonna of San Luca, Bologna, Italy travel blog

Sanctuary of the Madonna of San Luca

A travel blog entry by jdcotton

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... Frullati drinks at a stand. Back at the hotel, we rested a bit, then walked again, this time to the University district. Bologna has the world's oldest university, nearly 1000 years. It was dark and eerily quiet in the old Jewish ghetto area. But, ...

Should we take the stairs?, Bologna, Italy travel blog

Should we take the stairs?

A travel blog entry by moconnor

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... (impressive church which Larry couldn't take his backpack of cameras into so we did it in shifts)is the place where Bologna commemorates the massacre of the resistance fighters in 1944, in Marzabotto. The memorial is a wall of photos of the people that ...

Cold but well-fed and clothed, Bologna, Italy travel blog

Cold but well-fed and clothed

A travel blog entry by pdioquino

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... Bassi; and of course gelato -- pistacchio and nocciola are my favorites. The big difference in experience between Bologna and other big cities we've been to in Italy is that here, when you go out to eat in a restaurant, the tourists don't outnumber the ...

Towers, Mosaics, Fast Cars and Great Cuisine, Bologna, Italy travel blog

Towers, Mosaics, Fast Cars and Great Cuisine

A travel blog entry by sntj

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... to be good little environmentalists by leaving only footprints and taking only photos.]   Like most other cities in Italy, Bologna clearly has its own identity.  This probably comes from the fact that before unification, Italy comprised a ...

Ruth's italy travelogue 1998 more ..., Venice and Bologna, Italy travel blog

Ruth's italy travelogue 1998 more ...

A travel blog entry by thera

... buildings are flanked by graceful arcades. Bologna has more arcades than any town in Italy, one stretches for 8 kilometers. This makes drizzly Bologna nonetheless almost rain-proof for the stroller under the protected arcades. The main piazza ...

Karim's Sister, Bologna, Italy travel blog

Karim's Sister

A travel blog entry by foolsgold

... incoherent nonsense at me as I walked past. Anyway. I arrived in Venice first thing in the morning, and took the next train to Bologna. After only an hour of trying to work out how to use Italian phone cards I was chatting to Karim's sister, and then ...

Bologna..bit like Crewe, except warm, Bologna, Italy travel blog

Bologna..bit like Crewe, except warm

A travel blog entry by englishanddrunk

Ran down the train with two Pakistani lads I met to get off the train on time...waited a while and then caught the free train to Rome...fucked you again Eurostar ...

Nice sausage, Bologna, Italy travel blog

Nice sausage

A travel blog entry by sarahimray

... is no better place than La Grassa (the fat one) - Bologna. Bologna is the centre of foodie orgasm in Italy. You have Bologna with it's Mortadella and Bolognese sauce, Parma with its prosciutto and Parmigiano Reggiano, and Modena with its aged Balsamic ...

Dear Oscar Mayer, Don't Make Me Eat It At All, Bologna, Italy travel blog

Dear Oscar Mayer, Don't Make Me Eat It At All

A travel blog entry by cadkinsca

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... that there were a few places open on Sunday, particularly in the student quarter.  Everything I read said that Bologna is renowned for its culinary tradition, and that so many restaurants cooked phenomenal renditions of classic Bolignese ...

A big Ferrari means a small cotechino sausage..., Bologna, Italy travel blog

A big Ferrari means a small cotechino sausage...

A travel blog entry by sarahimray

... they demand.  Except for anyone who has eaten cow rectum in japan with me (hat tip: Craig and Alastair). 2. Bologna got the first university in Italy. Which basically made it really rich. That's why it's such a nice city today. The students were ...

Bologna, Bologna, Italy travel blog

Bologna

A travel blog entry by sidandemily

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... the methods of finding "special" parking spots that Sid normally employs) and began to wander.  We saw the two towers of Bologna - both lean heavily.  One even more so than Pisa.  These crazy Italians were in such a rush to build towers ...

Basking in Bologna, Bologna, Italy travel blog

Basking in Bologna

A travel blog entry by ezandtreggas

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... paintings. We sampled some of the free ham they were handing out in the main square then explored more of the streets. Bologna is famous for it's vaulted walkways lining most streets. We stumbled upon more churches, an over-priced antique markets, ...

Day 309 - A la Bolognese in Bologna, Bologna, Italy travel blog

Day 309 - A la Bolognese in Bologna

A travel blog entry by craigadventure

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... UNEXPECTED: Another (so dramatically) leaning tower.  Spaghetti a la Bolognese (as meatsauce is generally known in Italy) is not called this in Bologna, rather referred to simply as a Spaghetti con "Ragu". ALSO: It was nice hanging out with a ...

Battling to Bologna, Bologna, Italy travel blog

Battling to Bologna

A travel blog entry by ezandtreggas

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... , checked in with a pleasant lady from BA. We were finally going to be on our way to the continent. We arrived in Bologna to discover Erin's sleeping bag spread across the baggage carousel. We caught the local bus into the central train station hoping to ...

Eating our way to good health, Bologna, Italy travel blog

Eating our way to good health

A travel blog entry by ourgrandtour

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... to recover from an English flu is to seek warmer climes.  So we decided that we would go to Italy - surely it's warmer there...  Bologna was chosen based on the Lonely Planet claim that it is the gastronomic capital of Italy, a hotel was booked ...

Alla bolognese!, Bologna, Italy travel blog

Alla bolognese!

A travel blog entry by wagonmaker

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... . Venice was an understandable adventure, we spent about four hours walking all over the whole city, it was incredible. Now we are in Bologna, and we are basically spending our time here relaxing, since there aren't really alot of sites to see. So, we are ...

Tomorrow...... diet, Bologna, Italy travel blog

Tomorrow...... diet

A travel blog entry by wouterb

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I have always loved Italian food....but a couple of days in Bologna has sealed the deal. Italian food is now officially the best food in the world (until i find something better :-) If you are ever in Bologna...you should try the lasagna and the ...

Friend #1, Bologna, Italy travel blog

Friend #1

A travel blog entry by bsuarez

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... first day Erik had to study so I just went around Bologna and saw the architecture. There's actually a quite of history in Bologna, especially in terms of university studies. It was interesting to see the early anatomy theatre and the old archives from a ...

Foodie Pilgrimage to Parma, Modena and Bologna, Bologna, Italy travel blog

Foodie Pilgrimage to Parma, Modena and Bologna

A travel blog entry by spo_rt

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... come from his shop in future! Last stop, Bologna. Our mission here is to try the original bolognaise sauce (ragu) and bologna sausage (Mortadella) and a lasagne. I really want to know how ours at home compares to the original stuff. While driving, we ...

Bologna......the fat one, Bologna, Italy travel blog

Bologna......the fat one

A travel blog entry by spo_rt

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... Garisenda. We moved on up the street to the Piazza Maggiore and parked the bikes. The piazza is the heart of Bologna, surrounded by medieval buildings. Apparently the town hall has inside a 16th century staircase that was designed to enable horse drawn ...

Dreaming of Bolognaise, Bologna, Italy travel blog

Dreaming of Bolognaise

A travel blog entry by allysonlewin

passing ...

Florence to Bologna via Vinci, Bologna, Italy travel blog

Florence to Bologna via Vinci

A travel blog entry by dadndean2012

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... edge off the trip and put us in Bologna at 5pm. Checked in to our hotel, showered and headed off to find a meal. Bologna is considered a university town and has in excess of 80,000 students as residents. Thus there was no shortage of cheap and cheerful ...

Ducati Day!!, Bologna, Italy travel blog

Ducati Day!!

A travel blog entry by turkey_to_tt

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Tuesday 19.04.2011 - Today we visited the Ducati Factory & Museum - yeah!! To arrange a tour of the Ducati Factory and Museum you are required to book on line, you can't just front up and buy a ticket. So we booked on line. The problem was, and it ...

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