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“A central location to explore the sights of Italy”
Review of Bologna

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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42 reviews
42 helpful votes
“A central location to explore the sights of Italy”
Reviewed 14 January 2009

Bologna is an upscale city, Milan-esque, with the wonderful shops, and yet small enough to explore. You immediately hear of the best restaurants and they are at a distance to work off the gastronomic delights by walking back to your accommodations.
It is one of the few European cities we have visited that feels like home, whether at the Beatrice B & B, or a local restaurant, or just strolling past the shops.
We are returning to Bologna this year and looking forward to it.

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north carolina
1 review
2 helpful votes
“Bologna, a wonderful city”
Reviewed 4 April 2008

Bologna is a most delightful city. It is most lively given the fact that the oldest university is located right in the heart of the city. Museums are world class, expecially the national art gallery. Restaurants and shopping are wonderful. Local people are very nice and helpful. The main Piazza Maggiore is astounding. The Duomo is one of the finest we have experienced. The bus system is very easy to navigate. One must not miss the San Luca Santuary. However, if one goes there, it is a very long walk to the church. If you do it in the summer, make sure you bring along plenty of water!! Or better yet, take a cab to the top. Avoid the tourisy places like Florence and treat yourself to a real Italian experience.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
4 helpful votes
“A hidden northern Italian gem”
Reviewed 19 September 2007

Bologna is known as the city of the learned and the fat - as it has the oldest university and the best food in the entire of Italy. I stayed there many years ago as i went to the Grand Prix at Imola the year Senna died. It was a tragic weekend but i have very distinct memories of a noble and beautiful Northern italian city and the most incredible food. We flew to Milan and then caught a train - less than an hour i think. You then get to see the amazing train station in Milan - and have a good long think about Mussolini. A definite recommendation. Cannot for the life of me remember where we stayed.

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Northfield, Minnesota
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57 reviews
66 helpful votes
“Title”
Reviewed 18 September 2007

We spent a week in Bologna last June and used it as a base to travel to other cities, including Rome and Venice. Museums are free, lodging was inexpensive, sites were superb and the food outstanding. We agree that it is often under-rated and over-looked.

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Toronto, Canada
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30 reviews
45 helpful votes
“Visitors Not Welcome in Bologna”
Reviewed 31 August 2007

I have travelled all over the world and have never met people who are so rude to visitors. A group of us came to Bologna on vacation. 90% of the service people we have encountered are rude and not accommodating. Macdonalds at the train station, I ordered coffee - shouted to go next door. The train station - attendants not willing to provide information on destinations - the information centre - we have decided a different person will try their luck each time we need information - not one of us had a pleasant experience - there are 7 of us. My advice is if you want to visit Italy Bologna is not the place to be if you cannot speak Italian.

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