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轻轻的一个蚊Piazza Maggiore is located in the center of Bologna. It was built in 1200. To the north of the square are two medieval palaces built in the early thirteenth century, and to the south is the Basilica of San Pietro, which was built in 1390. , Has not yet been completed. In the center of the square is an open-air cinema, where movies are shown every night (with commercials). Bologna is my favorite Italian city, with simple and elegant architecture, clean and tidy. Here is the first university in Europe-the University of Bologna. Bologna is a wealthy city, and famous car brands such as Ferrari and Maserati were born here.
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salvalasilvia “Al Żigànt”, the giant is the nickname in the bolognese dialect of Neptune’s Fountain, located in Piazza del Nettuno, Bologna.The statue was designed by Giambologna but the fountain, the statue and the hydraulic system were build by the great Palermitan architect Tommaso Laureti.In the centre of the tank of the fountain, there is a base where there are four Nereids holding their breasts, from which jets of water emerge. The base is decorated with pontifical emblems, ornaments that - connected to four cherubs - hold dolphins (which are allegorical representation of major rivers from the then-known corners of the world: the Ganges, the Nile, the Amazon River, and the Danube. In the centre of this base raises the majestic figure of the Neptune sculpted by Giambologna's; the statue is a typical expressions of the manneristic theatricality.The Neptune stretches his left hand in a lordly gesture, appearing to be aiming to placate the waves; this posture is interpreted as symbolic exaltation of the new power of the Pope Pius IV: just as Neptune was the master of the seas, the Pope was the master of Bologna and of the world.A local anecdote also tells of a particular expedient put in place by Giambologna, who intended to find a way to make Neptune with the larger genitalia, without being discovered and admonished by the Church originally made him censor the statue. The sculptor designed the statue in such a way that from a particular angle the thumb of the outstretched hand of Neptune seems to appear directly from the lower abdomen, suggesting an erect genital.As proof of it, in the pavement of the square there is a black stone, also called "of shame" placed in a very specific point (at the foot of the entrance staircase of the Salaborsa library). The fountain is an icon, reflected in symbols, commercials and logos.The trident inspired the Maserati’s logo.
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salvalasilvia Amazing! The best place to find a wide variety of great italian food products. Great quality, not expensive.
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_We***07Every car in this museum can’t be bought, so I can only come and visit to satisfy my vanity. The luxury cars inside are all classic models, and the colors are classic, giving people a sense of technology and classic Aftertaste.
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畅大婶This church should also be called St. Peter’s Church, and it is planned to be bigger than the Vatican church. What impressed me was this huge pipe organ. The pipes of the pipe organ are all embedded in the building. With the whole church as the resonance chamber, it can be said to be the most luxurious instrument in the world! You need to use both hands and feet when playing. Fortunately, someone in the church was playing, and the level is good! I listened here for free for half an hour.
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小鱼儿2015The landmark buildings of the city are the core areas of the city. During the tour, walking is the main area. The whole street retains the original things and state. The building itself is also very distinctive. I like the design inside.

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Bologna is an elegant town in the Emilia-Romagna region of Northern Italy. Home to some of the finest universities and basilicas, the city is a must on any ‘Things to do in Italy’ list. Heavily influenced during the Renaissance period, Bologna today is a centre of attraction for art lovers. It has retained its culture and history over time which is why many tourists are now ditching away cliché cities in Europe and heading to such hidden gems.
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Bologna Transportation

Flights :Bologna’s main airport, Aeroporto di Guglielmo Marconi, serves the domestic flights within Italy and direct flights from other European countries. From the airport, you can take the BLQ shuttle bus to Bologna and to the neighboring cities, Firenze and Rimini. Taking a cab from the airport to Bologna city would costs 15-18 euros, baggage charges are excluded.

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Bologna is the home town of Giorgio Morandi, and you could see his creativity in many high end greyish buildings in the city, absolutely exquisite artworks. One of Europe’s oldest universities, Bologna University is located here; within its walls, you could feel yourself being transported back to the 5th century and its way of life. There is also the 5th century twin towers (Torre Garisenda & Torre degli Asinelli), the landmark of Bologna. From the top of the towers, you could have the full view of the beauty of this antiquated city. The areas around the twin towers are the best places to sample the local way of life. Even today, the city of Bologna still retains its Roman era architectural styles as reflected from the shops, restaurants, and cafeterias and of course the Fountain of Neptune, Palazzo del Podesta and the Basilica di San Petronio.

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Helpful Information about Bologna
Time Zone
UTC +1
Peak Season
April - June, September-November
Emergency Phone Numbers
Police:113 , Fire:115 , Ambulance:118

Bologna Weather

Sep 25, 2021
17 ~ 27
Sep 26, 2021
Partly Clear with Thunder and Rain
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Sep 27, 2021
Partly Clear with Thunder and Rain
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Sep 28, 2021
Intermittent Clouds
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Sep 29, 2021
Partly Clear with Thunder and Rain
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Sep 30, 2021
Intermittent Clouds
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Weather Forecast and Travel Tips for Bologna
Sep 25, 2021 Bologna Weather: Clear, Northeasterly Wind: 0–10 kph, Humidity: 82%, Sunrise/Sunset: 07:05/19:07
Bologna Driving: Suitable, Running: Suitable, Cycling: Suitable
March to May springtime in Bologna is warm and humid and is suitable for visiting. Its summer from June to August is hot and dry and the afternoon’s UV onslaught is especially strong and therefore it is suggested that you bring along some sunscreen lotion for protection. The climate from September to November is the same as in spring. Winter from November to February is also the raining season in Bologna and it is advisable to come prepared for it.

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