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Neptune fountain: 5 things you don’t know about the giant

Commissioned by a Pope, designed by an architect, created by a Belgian artist, the fountain of Neptune is one of the symbols of Bologna.​Here are 5 curious stories that hard to find on your pocket Lonely Planet. 1. Why not in Piazza Maggiore? Originally Neptune fountain should have been set in the centre of Piazza Continua a leggere..

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Cocktails in Bologna: where to drink the best

Bologna is spoiled with new bars and great young bartenders eager to show their finest cocktails.​Whether you’re looking for somewhere to stop off for a pre-party cocktail, or wanting the perfect spot for an evening, here’s the list of the best cocktail bar in Bologna.  Bizarre In the heart of Bologna this cocktail boutique combines Continua a leggere..

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10 independent bookshops of Bologna you should visit

The quantity and quality of bookshops can tell a lot about a city and the people who live it.Vintage librerie like Nanni or new format that combine books and food, like Modo Infoshop: here’s my selection of the most unique bookshops of Bologna. Libreria Nanni A few steps away from Piazza Maggiore and Quadrilatero food market, Continua a leggere..

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From 12 to 90 months: how age change Parmigiano Reggiano

My hopeless cholesterol won’t like this post.​But Parmigiano Reggiano in Bologna is in every house, in every fridge and on the top of every serious pasta. Some people call it the king of cheese: the truth is that in one name you find very different kind of cheese with different usage. So take some time, Continua a leggere..

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Bologna with kids: 5 great things to do

When I was a kid Bologna was my city of dreams.​Dinosaurs in cinemas, dinosaurs in toy shops, real dinosaurs in a museum! My Jurassic age has gone, but if you’re planning a few days in Bologna with your children here are my suggestions to make them WOOOOW like I did. Passion for tortellini starts very Continua a leggere..

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Bologna with kids: 5 great things to do (and 1 dinosaur)

When I was a kid Bologna was my city of dreams.​Dinosaurs in cinemas, dinosaurs in toy shops, real dinosaurs in a museum! My Jurassic age has gone, but if you’re planning a few days in Bologna with your children here are my suggestions to make them WOOOOW like I did. Passion for tortellini starts very Continua a leggere..

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When Anthony Bourdain was in Bologna

He hated brunch and loved Negroni.Visited 120 countries and ate in best and worst places on the planet.He was a TV star, but he always said his truth about food. Anthony Bourdain visited Bologna and Emilia Romagna in 2012 for his show No reservations.He won’t come again but he left us a great document about Continua a leggere..

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Where to spend your summer nights in Bologna

Summer in Bologna is like a chocolate box, sorry Forrest. Rich and tasty, but ends always too soon.Here’s my guide for the best places to enjoy and never miss any crumb of it. Aperitivo at Le Serre dei Giardini Margherita. Live music between rosemary and thyme. With a spritz, between the trees: aperitivo places You’ve Continua a leggere..

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6 Things to know before visiting Bologna

It’s easy to fall in love with Bologna.It happens to me every day: under a portico, wandering at night in Piazza Maggiore or riding fast through my secrets streets. ​​To live Bologna without a hitch, however, there are a few helpful things to keep in mind. 1. Bologna is the perfect location to visit Northern Continua a leggere..

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How to eat tagliatelle like a Bolognese

It’s hard not to meet them in Bologna. They are around you in every corner, in every season.Loved by kids, perfect with ragù, but also great for vegetarians.It’s time to learn everything about tagliatelle. 8mm of perfection Like many Italian foods, a single detail could change everything.Tagliatelle must be 8mm thick. Not one more. The exact Continua a leggere..

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