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Things to Do in Bologna

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  • kandalama18
    London, UK120 contributions
    What a beautiful church in the hills of Bologna! I would highly recommend a visit here even if you only have a day in Bologna! I took the San Luca Express from the Piazza Maggiore in town one way, which took about 20 mins or so. The views from the church are just stunning. There’s a lovely courtyard where you can have lunch in the sunshine surrounded by sky & the beautiful rolling hills of Bologna! You can get the train back, but I decided to walk down the Portico di San Luca which connects the church to the city centre (666 arches in total). This took about an hour but definitely worth it & less strenuous than the walk up (which many locals do as part of a pilgrimage)!
    Written May 6, 2022
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  • Thomas
    Athens, Greece7 contributions
    Really nice, with old buildings and fountains. There were musicians playing really nice songs. The only problem is parking, but if you find a spot to park it is really nice with a lot of cafes and restaurants nearby
    Written April 25, 2022
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  • minnesotans4
    Saint Paul, MN2,612 contributions
    In the Piazza di Porta Ravegnana stands the two 11th century leaning towers. Torte Gariesnda tilts 10 feet and was shortened to 165 feet in the 1300s so it wouldn’t eventually topple over. The Torre Asinelli is 320 feet and leans 7.5 feet which is larger than the Leaning Tower of Pisa. The tower’s owners were very wealthy and built these towers as defensive fortifications.
    Written April 24, 2022
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  • Haebee
    Singapore, Singapore755 contributions
    This externally unassuming Basilica is a must visit! Once you enter with a guide, your understanding of the history is enhanced. There is much to see, many sections to cover. Known as a complex of 7 churches, it even has a Courtyard of Pilate and a stone rooster. We were so glad we made the attempt to visit this Basilica. To have an in depth appreciation, one may need to revisit a few times- even the external brick design is fascinating.
    Written April 23, 2022
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  • Cymro
    Coimbra, Portugal3,344 contributions
    Archiginnasio di Bologna is where you'll find the Anatomical Theatre and the Archiginnasio Municipal Library. It was once the centre of the University of Bologna. It's stairways and corridors are a joy to see and a visit here must be near the top of your 'to do' list in Bologna. Entrance is very cheap. €3 if I remember correctly.
    Written March 9, 2022
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  • mtvgb
    London172 contributions
    We really loved our visit here. We had previously been given some background information on our walking tour about the coats of arms and the history, and it was fascinating to explore it more closely . Both interesting and beautiful and a must see.
    Written March 13, 2022
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  • JurreSilbi
    Krakow, Poland70 contributions
    A very important place in Bologna. Worth seeing: stained glass windows; Cassini meridian, one of the longest in Europe, pendulum showing that our globe is moving!! Located in a very centre of Bologna, in vicinity to other interesting historic sites, such as towers, one of which is not vertical.
    Free of charge but watch opening hours.
    Written May 11, 2022
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  • Teresa Silva
    49 contributions
    Huge Portico from the city up to the San Luca hill and church, around 4Km climbing. Anyway there is a small train departing from Piazza Maggiori that thakes you there easily. Wonderfull viwes from the top.
    Written April 27, 2022
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  • mixers
    london england137 contributions
    If you eating, buying or just gazing at amazing food then you have to spend some time wandering the narrow streets of this area.

    There are plenty of cafes and restaurants to enjoy a coffee, snack or meal and loads of places to buy food for taking away and eating in one of the many piazzas or parks nearby. A bit touristy of course but mainly supported by locals
    Written May 1, 2022
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  • Beto79
    Lille, France661 contributions
    Probably my favorite church in Bologna from the ones I visited. They have a beautiful chapelle where the remains of San Dominico are located. The nearby area is beautiful as well. One of the highlights of my recent trip to Bologna.
    Written April 21, 2022
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  • Briansky
    Toronto, Canada2 contributions
    It absoultely takes your breath away! After a seemingly endless climb, you will get the best view on the city. We visited this site on a tour, and I must say it was one of the highlights for us!
    Written November 9, 2020
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  • Marcus G
    53 contributions
    Very interesting. A collection of odd things in beutiful halls. Would have liked to have some more information in english.
    Written May 8, 2022
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  • Adrian P.
    Craiova, Romania6 contributions
    dive in a medieval age, walking on the streets , learning the habits and occupations from that time , virtually flying over the town, etc
    Written October 28, 2019
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  • Ieva K
    Vilnius, Lithuania4 contributions
    The church is very small, you need to buy a ticket to see the ” Lamentation over the dead Christ” terracotta figures, but with the same ticket you can visit the Oratory upstairs where impressive sculpture ”Transit of the Virgin” by Alfonso Lombardi is based.
    Written February 11, 2020
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  • Demy Delfi
    Corfu Town, Greece84 contributions
    We visited the exhibition Foto Industria which was organized in Bologna between October and November 2019. The exhibitions was all around the city, in many buildings of Bologna. We got some free pass cards, and we could visit all the exhibitions of the various artists for free. We also got the album collection of the exhibition, mentioning each photographer and it was given in a beautiful tote bag. We would never forget that. An amazing exhibition which can be an artistic example for many cities in the world.
    Written September 24, 2021
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