When you visit Asinelli Tower in the heart of the city, you won’t feel like you have stepped into a tourist trap.
Traditional balsamic vinegar can sell for €50-€100 a bottle. After learning about how it’s made and I can understand why.
Speaking of Cheese, Parma is just a short train ride away from Bologna and you must eat Parmesan cheese when visiting.
Bologna was a progressive town in the Middle Ages and it is home to the oldest university in the Western world founded in 1088.
Because Bologna was booming due to its thriving university, extra housing was needed for students.
The main plaza of Bologna is Piazza Maggiore and there is a lot to see here including the Basilica of San Petronio.
This beautiful church located in Piazza Maggiore is one of the largest in the world!
Carbigiani Gelato University offers courses for a €900 that you will get back after you buy their €21,000 machine.
Carpigiani Gelato not only offers courses to the people who buy them but there is also a Gelato Museum that runs visitors through the history of Ice Cream.
One of our favourite nightly events was finding a place to have aperitivo, an Italian Tradition.
In Bologna, everyone is friendly. It was common for us to get a hug or two while we shopped.
We ate until our heart’s content in Bologna, and the best way to get acquainted with Bologna cuisine is to take a food tour.
Ferrari is such a huge part of the culture that there are actually 2 ferrari museums. One in Modena and one in Marinello.
Once you’ve had your fill of seeing Ferraris, go to the Auto Dromo di Modena to drive a racing Ferrari around the track with a professional driver.
Vineyards are everywhere in Emilia Romagna, it’s natural for families to have their own fine wine on hand.