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From art and culture up to gastronomic excellence. Bologna, chief town of the Italian Region Emilia-Romagna, is known worldwide as "La Dotta" ("The Learned" because it was home to the first university in Europe founded in 1088, even Dante and Petrarch can be numbered among its former students and the 100, 000 students enrolled nowadays make it a lively and cosmopolitan place), "La Grassa" ("The Fat" thanks to reputedly the best cuisine in Italy), "La Rossa" ("The Red" referring to both the colour of its brick buildings and its politics) and "La Turrita" ("The Towered" for the presence of 24 towers of the 100 built in the city around the XII century). The tour will show you the reason why Bologna is known in Italy and abroad as dotta, rossa, turrita and … grassa. The best way to explore the city is on foot, taking time to admire the architecture and see the wonderful food that you're sure to find.The tour starts at Piazza Maggiore with its main buildings: the City Hall, the Podestà Palace, the Neptune's Fountain, the King Enzo's Palace, the Sala Borsa (closed on Sundays), the Basilica of Saint Petronio (visit inside according to opening hours and services), one of the biggest churches in the world and the only one with the longest sundial in Europe. The tour continues with the Archiginnasio, the first seat of the University of Bologna. Walk through the historical Mercato di Mezzo (Food Market) up to the two leaning towers and the Seven Churches Complex (visit inside according to opening hours and services).
Tickets for Anatomic Theatre in Archiginnasio € 3,50/each
Cappella Bolognini in Saint Petronio € 0,50/each