Bologna is a beautiful place that many people pass through but very few actually explore. Instead, they take the train through the sprawling city, heading forth towards Rome and Milan, the key tourist locations. Travelers hardly ever take the time to explore the beautiful red architecture, the tantalising food delicacies inside restaurants on every street corner and the cultural cuisine from shops to atmospheric bars.
Bologna is widely known by Italians as La Dotta, La Rossa, and La Grassa. Loosely translated, this means the educated, the red and the fat. Each little description tells you a tad more about this stunning city. The educated quite clearly refers to the rich history of education in the city. Bologna is actually home to the oldest university in Europe. Once you arrive, there are no prizes for guessing why it’s referred to as the red. Almost of the city’s buildings are a