Bologna doesn't look very green at first sight.
But like our best food, parks and gardens are not exhibited.
They're hidden behind old gates or they look at Bologna's skyline from the hills outside the city walls.
Don't be lazy, wear you jogging shoes and go look for them.
You landed in the Italian food capital but you have only one day to spend there?
Don’t panic. It’s possible to get the best from Bologna in one day if you know how to mastermind distances, sightseeing and - of course - carbs.
Here’s my recipe to have the perfect day in Bologna: amazing food, a bit of culture and something unexpected.
Find an open restaurant in August in Bologna seems a jigsaw to solve.
Most of the places are closed for the summer holidays, but I won't leave you without good food.
Here's a list of quality restaurants open in August.
Summer in Bologna is like a chocolate box, sorry Forrest. Rich and tasty, but ends always too soon.
Here's my guide for the best places to enjoy and never miss any crumb of it.
Why Alvar Aalto, one of the most important architect and designer of the XX century, would create a church in a tiny village of 300 people on the hills of Bologna?
The story is long and complex. Let's start from the beginning.
If I say Michelin starred restaurant near Bologna your first thought will go to Massimo Bottura's Osteria Francescana.
And I can say you're right because #1 restaurant in the world is a worth-a-plane place.
But it's not the only Michelin star that you should check out if you are in Bologna.
It took me some time (and money) but here are 3 very different places that have more than a star in common.