Recently, one of my close friends – Allie from The White Apartment – took an amazing two week trip around Northern Italy! I lusted after her photos on Instagram as she ate her way around the cutest of Italian villages and cities. One of which was Bologna, in the heart of Italy’s most famous food region! Of course I had to ask her to share her absolute favorite things about Bologna with us. And in this post she’s detailed all there is to do, eat and see in the city!
When my husband and I were planning our trip to Italy we knew we wanted to make a stop in Bologna because it’s where some of Italy’s most recognizable food comes from. We love to cook at home and have been making pasta from scratch for years (here and here are some examples).
Bologna is a bit less touristy than other Italian cities, but has so much history. The oldest University in the world is located there and as result the city has always had a strong connection to arts, sciences, and culture. It’s an interesting contrast to the largely religious cities that dominate most of Italy’s history. Because the university still operates, Bologna has a young, vibrant feel that’s rare among so many medieval towns. On top of all this it’s in the heart of Italy’s most famous food region.