City Guide: Bologna

     Bologna is known as La Grassa meaning ''The Fat''.

     A nickname, the city earned for its good appetite and passion for yummy cuisine. The first that comes to mind about foods in Bologna is the world famous spaghetti Bolognese. In fact, locals usually miss it for such dishes as mortadella and tortellini served in local restaurants with sweet local wines.

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City Guide: Bologna

     Bologna is known as La Grassa meaning ''The Fat''.

     A nickname, the city earned for its good appetite and passion for yummy cuisine. The first that comes to mind about foods in Bologna is the world famous spaghetti Bolognese. In fact, locals usually miss it for such dishes as mortadella and tortellini served in local restaurants with sweet local wines.

     A cuisine in Bologna goes even far beyond these, but to taste it you need a stay there. Be it a room in cheap hotel in Bologna or in luxury hotel all available at Booked.net. You can check them out with maps, photos and secure forms.

     After you finish with your dining in Bologna, you should get involved with this city deeper to discover there more than tasty cuisine. For example, its medieval cityscape with Renaissance buildings and tiny cobbled streets lined with ornate arcades.

Other attractions include;

- Archaeological Museum, a location for antiquities including relics of Egyptian civilization

- Piazza Maggiore, a pedestrian-only square surrounded by the Basilica of San Petronio, the City Hall Building, the portico dei Banchi and the Palazzo del Podestà

- Via Rizzoli, the main streets of Bologna, but excellent for strolls

- Palazzo Comunale, a city hall with a collection of Renaissance paintings

- Torre degli Asinelli, a main symbol of Bologna

     The origins of Bologna date back to first Etruscans in the area in the 6th century B.C. and later they were replaced by the Romans. In 1088, the university was established in Bologna that makes of the city the oldest University City in Europe. By the 13th century, Bologna exploded with numerous medieval structures and became the second most important city after Rome in the 16th century.

     This is Bologna, a city detained in its past that is still reflected in the cityscape influenced by the famous painters like the Carracci brothers and Guido Reni. Anyway, Bologna is not as reluctant to any change as it is expected to be. For example, the works by Giorgio Morandi, famous painter of the 20th century are exhibited at the Giorgio Morandi Museum in the Town Hall.

     Bologna also wasn't long resistant to a plenty of nightclubs, discos and live music venues which sprang throughout the natty city to reshape it toward youth-oriented metropolis.

     Bologna is up to you whether a frozen in medieval time city or energetic destination, but one point is constant – the city fits best with Booked.net.

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    Piazza XX Settembre, 2, Bologna, Italy, 40121 (Map)
    Average rating: 3.9Excellent

    Nh De La Gare Hotel Bologna is a 4-star traditional... More details

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    Palmiro Togliatti 92, Bologna, Italy, 40132 (Map)
    Average rating: 4.1Excellent

    The four-star My One Hotel Bologna is conveniently... More details

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    Starhotels Excelsior

    4 star hotel
    Via Pietramellera, 51, Bologna, Italy, 40121 (Map)
    Average rating: 4.3Exceptional

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    Grand Hotel Majestic

    5 star hotel
    Via Dell' Indipendenza 8, Bologna, Italy, 40121 (Map)
    Average rating: 4.1Excellent

    Grand Hotel Majestic Gia Baglioni is a prestigious... More details

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    Touring Hotel Bologna

    3 star hotel
    Via Dei Mattuian 1/2, Bologna, Italy, 40124 (Map)
    Average rating: 4.1Excellent

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    Zanhotel Tre Vecchi

    4 star hotel
    Via Independenza 47, Bologna, Italy, 40121 (Map)
    Average rating: 3.9Excellent

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    Grand Hotel Elite

    4 star hotel
    Via Saffi, 36, Bologna, Italy, 40131 (Map)
    Average rating: 4.0Excellent

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    Nh Bologna Villanova

    4 star hotel
    Via Villanova 29/8, Bologna, Italy, 40055 (Map)
    Average rating: 3.6Very good

    The comfortable 4-star Nh Bologna Villanova offers... More details

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    Via Luigi Serra, 7, Bologna, Italy, 40129 (Map)
    Average rating: 4.1Excellent

    IL Guercino, Bologna, is a non-smoking hotel built in... More details

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    Via Del Commercio Associato 3, Bologna, Italy, 40127 (Map)
    Average rating: 3.9Excellent

    Holiday Inn Express Bologna Fiera is located in the... More details

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    Royal Carlton

    4 star hotel
    Via Montebello 8, Bologna, 40121, Bologna, Italy, 40121 (Map)
    Average rating: 4.2Exceptional

    The Royal Hotel Carlton is a modern and luxurious hotel... More details

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    Metropolitan

    3 star hotel
    Via Dell'Orso 6, Bologna, Italy, 40121 (Map)
    Average rating: 4.2Exceptional

    The comfortable 3-star Metropolitan offers tasteful... More details

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    Best Western Maggiore

    3 star hotel
    Via Emilia Ponente 62/3, Bologna, Italy, I-40133 (Map)
    Average rating: 3.9Excellent

    The welcoming Best Western Maggiore is a 3-star... More details

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    Top Hotel Park Bologna

    3 star hotel
    Via Nazionale, 67 Bologna, Bologna, Italy, 40065 (Map)
    Average rating: 2.4Average

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    Ac Bologna By Marriott

    4 star hotel
    Via Sebastiano Serlio, 28, Bologna, Italy, 40128 (Map)
    Average rating: 4.2Exceptional

    Located in the center of Bologna, the four-star AC... More details

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    Art Hotel Orologio

    3 star hotel
    Via IV Novembre 10, Bologna, Italy, 40123 (Map)
    Average rating: 4.3Exceptional

    Art Hotel Orologio located close to the main square of... More details

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    Michelio 75, Bologna, Italy (Map)
    Average rating: 4.1Excellent

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    Altura 11/Bis, Bologna, Italy, 40139 (Map)
    Average rating: 4.2Exceptional

    Perfectly situated near the Bologna city centre, the... More details

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    Eurogarden

    4 star hotel
    Dei Billi 2(Ozzano Emilia), Bologna, Italy, 40064 (Map)
    Average rating: 3.7Very good

    The exclusive Eurogarden offers panoramic views of... More details

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    Alla Rocca

    4 star hotel
    Via Matteotti , 76, Ano, Bologna, Italy, 40053 (Map)
    Average rating: 4.1Excellent

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    Piazza Della Costituzione 1, Bologna, Italy, 40128 (Map)
    Average rating: 3.5Very good

    The Unaway Bologna Fiera offers comfortable... More details

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    Internazionale Hotel

    4 star hotel
    Via Independenza 60, Bologna, Italy, NONE (Map)
    Average rating: 4.2Exceptional

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    Meeting

    4 star hotel
    Via Giuseppe Garibaldi, 4, Bologna, Italy, I-40012 (Map)
    Average rating: 3.3Good

    The historical Meeting offers 95 large guest rooms as... More details

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    Zanhotel Europa Hotel

    4 star hotel
    Via Cesare Boldrini, Bologna, Italy, 40121 (Map)
    Average rating: 4.0Excellent

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    Art Commercianti

    4 star hotel
    Via De' Pignattari, 11, Bologna, Italy, 40124 (Map)
    Average rating: 4.1Excellent

    Art Hotel Commercianti is a charming hotel with the... More details

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