Where To Eat In Bologna

Where To Eat In Bologna

When it comes to Bologna, I am sure many of you would think of the famous spaghetti Bolognese. We are going to tell you where to get the most authentic and good spaghetti Bolognese and many other specialties of Bologna.

1. Ristorante da Cesari

Run by the Cesari family since 1955, this charming little restaurant has a cozy ambiance and serves authentic Bolognese dishes. One of the highly raved dish is it's pumpkin ravioli. Their ravioli will simply melt in your mouth with butter and shaved Parmesan. In winter, they specialize in truffle and mushroom dishes.

2. Nu Lounge Bar

This is one of the famous and good Tiki bars in Bologna. Most fashionable and beautiful people from Bologna come to this bar to chill and have a good time. There is also an outdoor seating even during winter months when the weather gets cold all thanks to the heat lamps they have. So you don't have to worry about freezing your nose off during the winter. With one of the best cocktail list in the world, you can try their infused vodka and cachaca drinks.

3. Antica Trattoria della Gigina 

On the menu, there are antepastis such as the Mortadella mousse and balsamic jelly with brioche and main courses such as tortellini in bolognese sauce and gnocchi with spinach Parmasan fondue and truffles. Other items on their menu include traditional Bolognese dishes such an entre with rabbit meat, which is commonly used in Bolognese cuisines.

4. Ditta Paolo Atti & Figli

This place is have some of the best tortellini in Bologna. The reason for their good tortellini might be using one egg for every 100 grams of semolina flour, giving their tortellini the distinct yellow colour. If you are in the mood for something light, you can grab some pastries as your afternoon snack while touring Bologna. Their apricot cookies and spinach pies are highly raved.

5. Dining with the locals with BonAppetour

Fancy a really good hearty and authentic Bolognese meal with dishes such as Tagliatelle alla Bolognese or Toretellini with cheese? Join our hosts at Bonappetour for an amazing home dining experience. You can even learn how to make the famour Ragu Bolognese yourself or watch our skillfull hosts make a tortellini from scratch. It will be a night you wouldn't want to forget!

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Things to do in Bologna

Things to do in Bologna

Bologna may not be the most famous city in Italy but it is certainly one that feels authentically Italian. The city is also home to the oldest university in the western world and has a thriving student community, making it very much a university town at heart. 

But the University of Bologna is not all that the city has to offer. Its architecture and sights will impress you so when you are in Bologna, be sure to visit these attractions!

1. Palazzo Poggi

When you visit a university town, you must visit the campus too! The Palazzo Poggi is houses the University of Bologna as well as the university's rector. During the Middle Ages, Bologna was the centre of intellectual life in Europe and some of its students include notable figures like Dante, Petrarca and Copernicus. Even to this day, the intellectual atmosphere in Bologna continues to thrive. With several museums in the university celebrating the achievements of its illustrious alumni, as well as a library, picture gallery and botanical garden, there is plenty to see here!

2. Palazzo Pepoli

Discover the history and cultural heritage of Bologna at the Museum of the History of Bologna, which is housed at Palazzo Pepoli. You will learn about the city's history from the Etruscan period to the Medieval times and even to the present day. The museum also features interactive exhibits, a theatre where you can watch 3D movies and a host of artefacts. 

3. Torre Asinelli and Garisenda

Torre Asinelli is the symbol of Bologna, along with the leaning tower Garisenda adjacent to it. If you have been feasting on sumptious cuisine in Bologna and need to work off those calories or hope to get some sort of workout, climb to the top of Torre Asinelli! There are 498 steep and narrow steps to climb before you reach the peak but you will be reward to spectacular views of the city, its green hills and red roofs. Note that this climb is not for the faint-hearted!

4. Sanctuary of the Madonna of San Luca

This Basilica is a pilgrimage site that is situated at the top of the hill and you will need to walk under one of the world's longest Porticos to get there. The Portico is 3.8km long and features 666 arches so there is plenty of walking to do but it is bearable with breathtaking scenery along the way. At the Basilica, you will find a painting of Virgin Mary and child, which is said to be painted by St Luke. 

5. Piazza Maggiore

No trip to an Italian city is complete without going to one of its piazzas and the same can be said for Bologna. This is the main square of the city and some of Bologna's most important buildings are situated here. Some attractions located in the vicinity include the Basilica of San Petronio and Palazza d'Accursio and at the adjacent Piazza del Nettuno sites Neptune's Fountain. 

6. Quadrilatero

Discover Bologna's specialities at Quadrilatero! You will not only find plenty of food but also vintage clothing, second-hand items, crafts and antiques. This area is a haven for foodies and bargain hunters so be sure to drop by!

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