Travel Blogs from Bologna, Italy

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"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, ...

The ill-tempered Klavier (Bologna music museum), Bologna, Italy travel blog

The ill-tempered Klavier (Bologna music museum)

A travel blog entry by kennedylb

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... is a special blog entry for the musically minded of our readers.   In the early 1700s in Bologna a Conventual Franciscan friar, Giovanni Battista Martini started collecting instruments and music and, later, portraits of famous musicians. ...

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 ...

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, ...

Quiet spots in Bologna - spaces for reflection, Bologna, Italy travel blog

Quiet spots in Bologna - spaces for reflection

A travel blog entry by kennedylb

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   Bologna has a population approaching 400,000, with 1 million living in the greater Bologna area. As such, it is an unusual and endearing feature of the city that there are numerous quiet spaces where the traffic does not roar and the people ...

Bologna - first impressions - Italy's M.L.C?, Bologna, Italy travel blog

Bologna - first impressions - Italy's M.L.C?

A travel blog entry by kennedylb

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Bologna is, in fact, a serious contender for Italy's Most Livable City award. We had been here less than 24 hours before we were captured by its renaissance grace, its friendly people and its food. We had heard this was the food capital of Italy and we ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Treasures of Italy, Città Metropolitana di Bologna, Italy travel blog

Treasures of Italy

A travel blog entry by camrankin

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... treasure of Italy with its kilometers of loggias which are covered corridors, and its reputation as the food capital of Italy. We used Bologna as a base to visit Ravenna and Mantua, which has the largest palace in Europe with 500 rooms in interconnected ...

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 ...

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