Bologna Bucket List

by - 28 January

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Today I'm going to be talking about my Bologna Bucket List of things I'd like to do when I go there. Bologna is the capital and the biggest city of the Emilia-Romagna region and is located in Northern Italy. It is home to the oldest University in the world and is a well-preserved historical centre. There is many a thing to do and see in Bologna.

Go Shopping At La Piazzolla Market

First off I'd love to go shopping at the La Piazzolla Market. The market has been held for hundreds of years and there are over 400 stalls full of items from clothes, shoes, flowers, jewellery and even more. Whenever I travel I always love to attend the local markets to see what the local shopping is like and find a unique piece that I can't find anywhere else. The market is located in the Piazza Dell Agosto that is North of the city centre. 

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Visit The Leaning Towers Of Bologna 

Another thing I'd love to do in Bologna is to go and see the Leaning Towers. They are called Garisenda and Asinelli which are named after two important Italian families. There are numerous towers in Bologna but these are two of the most legendary ones. They stand in the Piazza Di Porta Ravegnana. You can climb the Asinelli Tower to see the amazing landscapes around it too.

 Go On A Food Tour

No bucket list is complete without some food involved, which is why I'm including 'go on a food tour'. I love seeing how famous food is made and this is no exception. With tours available from Emilia Delizia that range from; visiting a parmesan cheese production factory to discovering how balsamic vinegar is traditionally produced and even learning how Mortadella, parma ham and San Daniele's ham are produced. There is a food tour for everyone available.

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See The Ancient Roman Road

For the fourth thing on my bucket list, I have to go see the Ancient Roman Road. Bologna was part of the Roman Empire which means you are able to see the ruins of the ancient Roman road along with conserved Roman ruins which are located at the Sala Borsa Library. You can also still see the track marks from ancient Roman Carts.

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Visit Bologna National Gallery

Last but certainly not least on my Bologna bucket list is to visit the National Gallery. The gallery is located in the confines of the old university complex and features art from the 13th to the 18th century of the history of Bologna. 

Have you been to Bologna? If so, what would you recommend to visit and if not what would you like to see the most? Let me know in the comments below and while you are here why not check out more of my travel-related posts?

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  1. I went back in 2010 with an art history study abroad program. We checked out San Petronio and the university which was fascinating. I would love to do a food tour next visit!

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  3. I have never been to Bologna, but I would love to visit and it looks so beautiful xo

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