It’s no secret that Bologna, the capital of the Italian region of Emilia Romagna, is one of my favourite cities in Europe. There’s just something about this city that keeps drawing me back. Yes, there are the obvious reasons like the amazing food and historic architecture but I can’t deny that Bologna has a special brand of magic that never fails to weave a spell on me. On my last trip there, I sought to discover what that special something was. My ‘journey of discovery’ began as the plane approached the airport. I gazed over the city from my window seat and spotted many of the city’s famous landmarks and I just couldn’t stop smiling. During the next few days, I roamed aimlessly around the streets of Bologna, with nothing but my senses (and chance) to guide me. I stopped at a colourful scene or to admire an architectural masterpiece. I followed my nose into lovely restaurants and noisy markets and spoiled my taste buds silly with sublime cuisine. Follow me on my journey of discovery through my photos of Bologna. Here’s where I found the magic of Bologna:
The panoramic views from the Asinelli Tower
The stunning porticoes or arcades
The kaleidoscope of colours
Life in the streets
And last but not least… the food!
Needless to say, I love Bologna and it’s always a treat to return each time. If you’re touring Italy, I highly recommend adding Bologna to your itinerary. Bologna is also a featured destination in the Ultimate Euro Food Trip.
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Read other Velvet Escape posts on Bologna:
- Ten things to do in Bologna
- Sundays in Bologna
- Read about things you must do in Emilia Romagna
- Velvet Escape posts on Emilia Romagna