We were in Florence. My husband’s first college roommate lives in Vicenza. While it hadn’t worked for us to get all the way east to visit him, he and his wife offered to meet us halfway in Bologna.
So we hopped a train to meet them for dinner. Bologna is a fascinating city. I love that each city in Italy is fascinating and unique.
I loved the architecture. And oh! I especially loved the Roman ruins interspersed with the more modern buildings. (Yes, you’ve heard me say that before. Get used to it, I’ll say it again. I’ll never get over it.)
This is just the beginning. Bologna is full of Roman ruins.
Do you like fountains? We travel to Rome next. Neptune is the appetizer.
Do you like medieval castles? Bologna’s got you covered.
Do you like medieval towers? Bologna’s got you covered.
Like Turin, Bologna also has an extensive network of porticos. However being different cities they have different vibes. This one was special, though. After dinner the crowds had waned and we had this entire portico to ourselves.
Bologna is an amazing city and we didn’t even scratch the surface of exploration. It was originally an Eutruscan outpost even before the Romans. Bologna is home to the first university. It is vibrant and modern while maintaining it’s ancient heritage. I could definitely live here and devote a lifetime to learning.
I will return.