About Bologna

Located in Northern Italy, Bologna (about 389,000 inhabitants) plays a key role in communications due to its strategic geographic position. The center of Bologna develops around the main square Piazza Maggiore and the major streets Via Rizzoli and Via Indipendenza. The main tourist attractions and historical monuments are within walking distance from  them.


Bologna is known to be the seat of the oldest university in the Western world: the University of Bologna was founded in 1088 and it is a keystone and a point of reference for the European culture (1988: Signing of the Magna Charta Universitatum Europaeum; 1999: Declaration of Bologna and setting up of a European Higher Education Area). The University of Bologna counts 84,724 students (as of a.y. 2015/16); 5,856 people (teaching and services staff); 11,000 research products (average per year); 210 degree programs (2016-17).

Bologna is also renowned for the excellent food.

Further, Bologna offers plenty of possibilities for relaxing shopping...

... or an outdoor trip.


A walk to San Luca

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