Doctors give many rules, which I’m not always happy to follow. But when it comes to breakfast, I totally agree with them: in the morning it’s better to eat well.
Here in Bologna we usually treat ourselves with one or two buttery and creamy croissants and a great cappuccino, naturally. Here are the places where I usually go to start the day with a twist of taste.
In Bologna you can fall in love with many things: red porticoes, tasty tortellini, magical medieval atmosphere.
Sometimes you just fall in love: if it happens, take a deep breath and make sure you chose the right restaurant for the most romantic dinner under the towers.
Let's say it first: Emilia Romagna isn't Tuscany or Iceland.
Don't expect to find a blue lagoon, Byzantine hammams or wild hot springs between the hills.
But if you're looking for an intimate place to relax and escape from daily stressful routine, thermal baths are always a great option.
Can you skip Louvre in Paris, Prado in Madrid or MoMa in NYC? No, but sometimes I've found myself lost and looking for the exit.
These hidden museums around Emilia Romagna aren't landmarks, but deserve all your attention.
I've found my best food of 2018 in a Spanish taverna and in a Michelin star near Bologna.
It was served with a brioche in a tiny Sicilian bar and with a wasabi root in a old Slovenian buffet.
But to find the best I had to dig a hole in a volcano.
Happy students, curious tourists, tired workers: everybody wants to have aperitivo.
But what is exactly aperitivo? And which are the best places to have it in Bologna?