About Elisa Z
Lives in London, United Kingdom
Since Jul 2012
35-49 year old female
I love traveling! Experience other cultures, learn new languages, taste exotic food and see the world from different perspectives.
Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites
Sacred & Religious Sites, Churches & Cathedrals
Start the day at this cute cafe in Via Santo Stefano, just a few steps away from the seven churches. Colazione da Bianca serves excellent coffee, French croissants and muffins. Alternatively, come back at 5pm for the afternoon tea—complete with delicious homemade cakes, biscuits and gingerbread!
Under the gallery that crosses the Palazzo del Podestà, directly below the Torre dell'Arengo, lies the most unusual spot in Bologna. Il Magico Voltone del Palazzo Re Enzo provides a fun and fascinating way to 'whisper sweet nothings'—you and your beloved can stand in opposite corners and hear each other perfectly thanks to this fascinating sound transmission system, which has been used for centuries!
Fresh and genuine ingredients, simple yet unforgettable food and an interesting menu that changes along with the earth's rhythm... All of this and more you can expect at the cosy Ristorante Casa Monica. The premises used to be an old carpenter's shop, and its red bricks and retro charm make this place an excellent choice for any romantic occasion.
Watching a performance at one of the most important Opera Houses in Italy is a special and moving experience. Teatro Comunale di Bologna was the first Italian theater to perform Wagner's works, and today its interesting and varied program includes opera, ballet and symphonic music.
Located in the hills just outside Bologna, the Acquapark della Salute Più has a spa, a wellness center, a water park and a restaurant serving traditional and biological food—everything you need to enjoy the breathtaking landscape that surrounds it in style.
For a romantic sunset, the terrace at Hotel Touring is hard to beat. Watch the sun going down over Bologna's rooftops while plunged cosily in a Jacuzzi, then enjoy a candlelit dinner to round off a truly unforgettable night.
For a special treat, don't miss the old-fashioned Antica Osteria Romagnola. It offers a varied and appealing menu, which changes according to the seasonal products available, and the delicious Italian dishes are presented with careful attention to every last detail.
This square is probably the most magical place to be in Bologna at night, when it is not very busy and you can admire its beauty in peace. I would recommend starting your romantic stroll at the Due Torri and walking down Via Santo Stefano in order to enjoy the view of Casa Pasi and Torre Alberici, until you end up at Basilica di Santo Stefano and its terrific triangular square, artfully lit at night.
A must-see for music lovers, this historic wine bar has hosted the best jazz concerts in town for the last 25 years. To listen to some good live jazz while sipping a glass of wine with your partner, there is simply nowhere better!