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Academya Lingue
#1 of 211 Sights & Landmarks in Bologna
I really recommend this school as it is becoming a landmark in central Bologna where you can combine learning Italian with great professors with enjoying the Italian lifestyle at its best.
After a pretty intense search through language learning sites in southern Italy (we really wanted some warm weather!), we gave up the search, packed some sweaters and headed north all because of this school.
Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano
#2 of 211 Sights & Landmarks in Bologna
This church is somewhat unusual in that it is actually a complex of four churches on one site (was originally seven); Church of the Holy Crucifix (8th Century), Church of the Holy Sepulchre (the oldest building, 5...
This beautiful church is on the hills to the south of Bologna and has stunning views of the city and surrounding countryside.
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Archiginnasio di Bologna
#3 of 211 Sights & Landmarks in Bologna
The grand portico and courtyard attract your attention and are great sites for pictures that capture a sense of the architectural beauty of Bologna.
This region of Italy has many beautiful sights from museums, fountains, and churches.
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Portico di San Luca
#4 of 211 Sights & Landmarks in Bologna
... San Lorenzo , we sat and took a breather and took in the workmanship of this splendid church , the view up here is amazing worth the climb and they do have a toilet up here and a vending machine to get a drink
The first day was a beautifully sunny day and the views back on to the city centre were lovely whilst also seeing the rolling hills around.
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Piazza Santo Stefano
#5 of 211 Sights & Landmarks in Bologna
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Compianto sul Cristo Morto
#6 of 211 Sights & Landmarks in Bologna
Entrance to the Chiesa di Santa Maria della Vita is free but there is a few Euros charge to view the seven sculptures in terracotta of life size.
Regardless of your religious views, you will be moved.
Quadrilatero
#7 of 211 Sights & Landmarks in Bologna
Clean and colorful with a wealth of sights and smells coupled with fantastic people watching.
We preferred the sights of Ravenna but the streets of Bologna, and this quarter is the nicest part of that.
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Piazza Maggiore
#8 of 211 Sights & Landmarks in Bologna
Major sights such as the Gymnasium library of the University; elegant caffes where you can sit all day (caffe de Duca di Malta is a favoriate) Most weekends, there is music or chocolate festivals or dancing -- and...
The Piazza is absolutely full of historical sites, such as the Basillica, the whispering walls, Neptune’s fountain, the Roman road under the library, the Quadrilateral where all the market is and lots of delicious...
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Basilica di San Domenico
#9 of 211 Sights & Landmarks in Bologna
Bologna , is truly beautiful and although there aren't as many sites to see the city has gems like the wonderful Basillica di San Domenico , make sure to visit when in Bologna
We also bought the €2 wrist band to allow to take photos and the €3 pp entrance to the Chapel of the Magi, This allowed us to take photos of the meridian unimpeded by rows of people trying to get a good view.
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Mast
#10 of 211 Sights & Landmarks in Bologna
The Mast is a 20-minute bus ride away from Piazza Maggiore in the heart of Bologna and the trip offers a view of the modern livable non-tourist parts of the city which is also a plus.
Complesso Monumentale San Michele In Bosco
#11 of 211 Sights & Landmarks in Bologna
We took the bus 30 from Ugo Bassi up to San Michele in Bosca for €1 50 and as well as an enjoyable journey throught the city of Bologna the view from the church is truly amazing.
Although everyone speaks of the walk to San Luca (which is beautiful in it's own right!), the views of Bologna from San Michele in Bosco are far, far better.
Certosa di Bologna
#12 of 211 Sights & Landmarks in Bologna
Many of the tombs and monuments in the cemetery date from the 19th Century, and the romantic view of death, spiritualism, and the like is obvious in the sculptures.
Teatro Anatomico
#13 of 211 Sights & Landmarks in Bologna
Of course Italy has beautiful gothic cathedrals and plenty of religious art, but it was so cool to see monuments to science and mathematics in the old university site.
Entrance fee also allows you into Stabat Mater Hall and you can have a view of the library through the gated door.
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Santuario di Madonna di San Luca
#14 of 211 Sights & Landmarks in Bologna
Thrilling ascent and wonderful views as the pink-hued San Luca soars majestically, surrounded by green Apennine foothills with valleys and mountains in the distance and Bologna on the other side.
But so has been the history and today you can find an amazing site that is St Luke’s cathedral Surrounded by greenery on a hilltop overlooking Bologna- a must see if you are on Bologna Try a Sunday so you can comb...
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Chiesa di Santa Maria della Vita
#15 of 211 Sights & Landmarks in Bologna
If, as often happens, our holiday is a last-minute thing, then I may have little idea of what activities and sights may have a place in our outline schedule.
The group of life sized terracotta statues is a truly impressive site.
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Torri degli Asinelli e Garisenda
#16 of 211 Sights & Landmarks in Bologna
The view from the top is fantastic and makes for wonderful photos, also great to see all the terracotta roof tiles that contribute to the distinctive red of the city.. Well worth the climb.
If you've got a head for heights, this is worth the money and exercise, to see the city of Bologna from high! Nice weather will give you stretching views over the hills outside of the city, although we visited in...
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Torre Prendiparte
#17 of 211 Sights & Landmarks in Bologna
I could write for hours about beauty of Torre Prendiparte.. I’ll sum it up quickly.... It’s Beautiful, Enchanting, Magical, Wonderful, Perfect.. That’s just the tower... Onto the view... Well... all I can say is t...
Amazing view from the top and lots of panoramic views of city and surrounding houses with roof top gardens.A must do when in Bologna
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Basilica di San Petronio
#18 of 211 Sights & Landmarks in Bologna
The huge interior of the church is worth seeing but the 3 Euro for going up to the top of the basilica gives excellent views of the other towers in Bologna and the surrounding hills, as well as a beautiful birds’...
There are many wonderful landmarks in Bologna; after all, being one of Italy's largest cities in terms of surface area and the Hub of Central Italy, it stands as one of oldest and most-important cities in Italy.
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Cattedrale di San Pietro
#19 of 211 Sights & Landmarks in Bologna
He was so interesting, showing us the roman foundations, early medieval and late medieval structures and had produced digital versions of the buildings on the site at each period.
Perfect location in the old town to see all the beautiful sights in Bologna from above!
Palazzo Re Enzo
#20 of 211 Sights & Landmarks in Bologna
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Basilica di Santa Maria dei Servi Bologna
#21 of 211 Sights & Landmarks in Bologna
I have visited many historic religious sites in Bologna but this was one which Inshall remember for its simplicity and sense of quietude.
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Basilica San Francesco
#22 of 211 Sights & Landmarks in Bologna
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Fontana del Nettuno
#23 of 211 Sights & Landmarks in Bologna
Absolutely stunning views and the plaza is to be appreciated at day or night time!!! Great attractions near by and they all are easily reach by walking short distances!!! Definitely going back to Bologna again!!!
We had a one hour informative tour which took us inside the scaffolding where they have stairs winding up the fountain so you can see pretty much view each part of it.
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Palazzo Comunale
#24 of 211 Sights & Landmarks in Bologna
Like a tardis the art gallery you pay for is large - a lot of rooms and great views over the piazza.
3.30 onwards you can view the roman and medieval remains of the city.
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Palazzo della Mercanzia
#25 of 211 Sights & Landmarks in Bologna
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Palazzo del Podesta
#26 of 211 Sights & Landmarks in Bologna
Great views of the city.
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Casa Isolani
#27 of 211 Sights & Landmarks in Bologna
The building is stunning from the huge front door, the staircase and the view across the Piazza.
The views from the tower room are incredible.
Chiesa di San Giacomo Maggiore
#28 of 211 Sights & Landmarks in Bologna
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Madrelingua Scuola di Italiano
#29 of 211 Sights & Landmarks in Bologna
Coffee breaks are good opportunity to chat with other students, and there is a great programme of inexpensive excursions around town and to nearby sites which you can join as you wish.
Plus, Bologna is a great city ... friendly people, great places to eat at all levels, many historic sites, I have attended classes for about four weeks each time.
Via dell'Indipendenza
#30 of 211 Sights & Landmarks in Bologna
What distinguishes it from alike streets in other towns is its beauty: old stone streets under the Bologna's landmark - the archways or Porticos, many of them all the way beneath which famous brand's stores are se...
Today, it is also the main shopping street with many clothing stores, outdoor cafes, restaurants, cultural sights and more.
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