Daily Travel Photos: Bologna
The apartment is located in the heart of the old city and when our taxi pulled up, Nicholas from Emilia Romagna tourism greeted us in true a Italian fashion, from the window of the second story apartment!
While the food was obviously number one, there is a lot more to Emilia Romagna that helped earn this delicious slice of Italy such a strong place in my heart.
It’s funny how Italian went from being a type of cuisine I could live without to now being one I can’t stop obsessing about.
In 1944 during the height of World War II, Italy’s Emilia Romagna region was home to the Gothic Line, the German forces’ last line of defense against the Allies along the summits of the Apennine mountain ranges.
Already two #blogville weeks behind, crazy to see how fast these 14 days were, but also crazy to see all what has been done by the bloggers in Emilia Romagna! Ready for week #3?
See what happened and what the local bloggers did and saw during the second week of the 2013 Blogville edition.
A Pagani tour had been a dream of mine since the first time I visited Italy, in May 2012.
Red poppies to the horizon in Emilia Romagna, Italy
I found Ravenna to be one of the most overlooked attractions in Italy. It doesn’t get the attention of a Venice or Florence, but is well worth a visit. It is only a 45 minute train ride from Bologna and can easily be visited on a day trip.
Bologna is so perfectly, iconically Italy. We only spent 4 days here but I fell head over heels.
I’m surprised that Ferrara and the Po Delta are combined into one world heritage site. They could each probably stand alone and Ferrara isn’t the only world heritage site in the Po Delta. Mantova is also in the Po Delta and the case could be just as easily be made for combining those two.
There aren’t that many romanesque cathedrals in Italy and this is one of the better ones. You can get a feel for the age of the building the moment you see the brickwork on the inside. The raised altar and what I assume is the crypt below it is also something you don’t see is most Italian cathedrals.
It turns out, not that surprisingly I guess, that making gelato is hard. We sat in the back of the classroom watching the teacher (a local gelato shop artisan) lecture on the science behind gelato making.
I’ve spent the last several days exploring the world heritage sites in the Emilia-Romagna region.
Curious to know who will the next bloggers taking part at blogville? Find out who will be there for week 2!
See what happened and what the local bloggers did and saw during the first week of the 2013 Blogville edition.
Bologna is the capital city of the Emilia-Romagna region in Italy and it’s by far my favorite city in Italy. Could this be the city that I’ll eventually move to once I become an Italian citizen?
The latest iambassador project, the second edition of #Blogville Emilia Romagna, dedicated to travel bloggers from all the world was launched in Bologna on Tuesday, 30th April 2013. Blogville Part 2 promises to be the largest travel blogging project in Italy… ever!
Il Consorzio, per accogliere e dare un “gustoso” benvenuto ai blogger partecipanti, ha fornito il Parmigiano Reggiano e alcuni simpatici gadget in omaggio. Non mancheranno visite guidate, tra cui la possibilità di vedere da vicino la produzione del Parmigiano Reggiano recandosi in caseificio.
A viagem era um sonho antigo do casal (e que casal não sonha com a Itália, vero?). Através da RBBV (Rede Brasileira de Blogueiros de Viagem), fui convidada a participar de um projeto do outro lado do oceano: o Blog Ville – “Coma, sinta e viva como um local na Itália”.
After Rimini, we will spend the week of June 3-10 in Bologna as part of the BlogVille project. The Emilia Romagna Tourist Board will be hosting us along with a few other bloggers, where we will have time to explore this region of Italy.
If there ever was a city made for people like me, it’s Bologna, Italy. Not just because of the food (although, oh man….), or the history or the plethora of bookstores. No, the reason I immediately knew Bologna was my kind of place was the porticos.
A sure sign of spring in Basel is the arrival of gelato vendors on street corners all over the center of town. This year, seeing them brings back memories of my visit to Carpigiani Gelato University near Bologna, Italy last December. It was a highlight of my trip through Emilia Romagna.
Acompanhe nossas aventuras, comilanças, furadas e todas as descobertas da viagem através da hashtag #blogville e #cafeviagemItaly.
Mind-blowing mosaics, signature food (think: Prosciutto, Parmigiano-Reggiano, Balsamic Vinegar, Tortellini), medieval castles and whitewater rafting, there’s a lot of reasons to go to the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy and we are going to indulge in each during the next week.
Bologna was the last stop on our journey and we were surprised by how much we loved this little city and the great things we discovered in 36 short hours. Here are 8 of our favorite things to do in Bologna.