I have been in Bologna for about three months now and a few weeks back I did a story for Italy Segreta about a day well spent here.
So I decided to share it on my blog as well, in case you’ve missed their Instagram Stories (and mine).
It’s more like a photo reportage, with my recommendations of what to do (especially where to eat) if you are passing by.
Now that I think about it, this could be turned into a series of travel posts, but, anyway, let’s get going:
First stop for breakfast at Caffe Terzi. If you go the Italian way (and you should), a typical breakfasts consists of coffee (cappuccino or espresso) and a croissant (or some danish).
My pro-tip is that you shouldn’t be ordering cappuccino after 2PM – it’s frowned upon in these parts.
Walking around you’ll see this kind of scenery:
And even vintage cars:
Soon enough you’ll find yourself craving some Italian food: lunch time! Which is why restaurants like Da Cesari are around for. You can go for the traditional dishes (Tagliatelle alla Bolognese) or you can try something special like this green ravioli with rabbit and smoked ricotta goat cheese that I’ve had.
The wine is also on point!
If it’s weekend and the timing is good, you can check out the Flea Market in Piazza Stefano for the best souvenirs (on the second Saturday and the second Sunday of the month).
You should step inside some of the grand churches in Bologna – the interiors are really spectacular.
Back on the streets again, you’ll find old, stylish gentlemen riding their bicycle.
In order to burn off some calories and get ready for aperitivo, I suggest you buy a ticket to go up on the Asinelli Tower.
You’ll climb 498 stairs to get to the top (97.20 meters), but trust me, it’s worth it…
…for this panorama of Bologna.
You can then head to the institution that is Tamburini.
Try the charcuterie and cheese board and the Bologna Spritz… just to get ready for dinner (in case you’re not full).
On your way to the hotel, or to the train station, you can stop by Enoteca Italiana to grab a bottle of vino. Very professional selection.
That’s about it! This is my One day tour of Bologna. I hope you enjoy it. In case you have comments and remarks, you know where to find me.
Grazie @italysegreta for hosting my visual wanderings!
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