Travel Blogs from Bologna, Italy

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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 ...

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 ...

Bologna, Bologna, Italy travel blog

Bologna

A travel blog entry by mjoeroy

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... were originally planning our trip, several years ago, we were planning to spend a few nights in BolognaBologna is apparently the food capital of Italy.  As we were planning we decided that it would be too much moving around so ...

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 ...

Food glorious food (seafood), Bologna, Italy travel blog

Food glorious food (seafood)

A travel blog entry by jfm13

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We caught the train from Bologna to Rimini for the day. We were met by Federica Farnetti, from the University of Bologna, who John had met on a work trip to the area in 2013. Federica was looking very pregnant and is due to have a baby daughter, Carlotta, ...

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 ...

Bloody hot in Bologna, Bologna, Italy travel blog

Bloody hot in Bologna

A travel blog entry by jfm13

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... of them in Bologna, more than any other city in the world. We dropped into Cattedrale di San Pietro, the cathedral of Bologna. The current version dates from about the 17th Century after earlier versions were destroyed by earthquake and fire. It was nice ...

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 ...

Relaxed day in Bologna, Bologna, Italy travel blog

Relaxed day in Bologna

A travel blog entry by jfm13

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... on the platform waiting to get on. Strange train system in Italy. In the afternoon Anita had a rest in the hotel in Bologna while I went hunting for a dry cleaners as the hotel laundry didn't work over the weekend. I found three dry cleaners but two were ...

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 ...

Finally Enjoying the City, Bologna, Italy travel blog

Finally Enjoying the City

A travel blog entry by avangilder

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... next to the old medieval wall everyday on my way to school.  Some of things I've been able to do so far in Bologna include the Medieval Museum, walking around the center, and walking into an Italian pop star concert.  I have to say the one ...

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 ...

This better make a good story one day, Bologna, Italy travel blog

This better make a good story one day

A travel blog entry by avangilder

... been looking forward to visiting for the past 6 months. My stressful beginning aside, I do have some initial first impressions of Italy and Bologna: The city: Bologna is the quintessential European mesh between the old and the new. The city is an ...

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 ...

New Years Eve, Bologna, Italy travel blog

New Years Eve

A travel blog entry by avangilder

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Although leaving Karlsruhe and going back to reality was sad, experiencing New Years Eve in Bologna was really cool. In Bologna, it is tradition to burn down a 30ft Vecchione, or puppet, symbolizing the end of the previous year in Piazza Maggiore. After ...

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 ...

Bologna, Bologna, Italy travel blog

Bologna

A travel blog entry by d_j_browning

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... to make sure someone else can have a table. It's like clockwork. The French may have the cuisine down pat, but they can't touch the Italians for service.  So Bologna. Excellent. Just what we needed to restore our fondness for this part of the ...

Herbstferien - Italy, Bologna, Italy travel blog

Herbstferien - Italy

A travel blog entry by beckygooch

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... looking around Bologna instead, which was lots of fun! We went shopping and bought new clothes, and then found the tallest tower in Bologna called Torre Asinello and decided to climb to the top - TERRIFYING doesn't cover it! But it was all worth it when ...

Spag Bol, Bologna, Italy travel blog

Spag Bol

A travel blog entry by lauraandmikey

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... at Eataly – very nice, but not a patch on Rome’s Eataly! We enjoyed several days walking around Bologna’s arcaded streets, piazzas and university buildings. The main Piazza Maggiore is very impressive with the stock exchange, several ...

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