• Bologna

    Enjoy the full flavour of Italy by heading to some of the lesser-known cities.

    by  • January 17, 2018 • Bologna, City Breaks, Culture Breaks, Lucca, Ravenna

    Lucca, Ravenna and Bologna are all historic cities waiting to be discovered.   Many British travellers are now very familiar with the most popular Italian city break destinations of Venice, Florence and Rome.  These are certainly wonderful cities and I would be happy to re-visit them time and time again as each city has...

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    Bologna is One of Italy’s Hidden Gems

    by  • May 26, 2016 • Bologna, City Breaks, Food & Drink

    Bologna makes an ideal city break destination for foodies   The city of Bologna, capital of the Emilia Romagna region in northern Italy,  really is a gastronomic delight.  Having recently watched Rick Stein’s programme about the city in his “Long Weekends” series, I was reminded what a charming place Bologna is and how it...

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    Bologna – A Great Destination for Foodies!

    by  • April 12, 2015 • Bologna, Food & Drink

    The whole Emilia-Romagna region is a gastronome’s delight   Bologna, capital of Italy’s Emilia Romagna region,  is renowned for its cuisine, and for good reason. It is the home of tortellini and mortadella sausage, tagliatelle and ragù, among many other delicacies. In fact the city boasts one of the richest culinary traditions in Italy....

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    Bellissima Bologna

    by  • March 20, 2014 • Architecture, Art, Bologna, City Breaks, Culture Breaks, Food & Drink

    Capital of Italy’s Emilia Romagna region, 2000 European Capital of Culture, birthplace of the far-famed bolognaise sauce… Bologna lays claim to a wealth of titles on an administrative, cultural and epicurean scale. And yet it is the city’s abundance of affectionate nicknames that really capture the essence of Bologna at its multi-faceted best: La...

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    A Gastronome’s Delight – Part II

    by  • August 2, 2013 • Barcelona, Bologna, City Breaks, Copenhagen, Festivals, Food & Drink, Istanbul • 0 Comments

    A couple of weeks ago, we took a look at the cities of Paris, Lyon, Brussels and Rome, each enjoying a richly-deserved reputation as some of Europe’s most prominent culinary capitals. This week, we focus on a further four cities renowned for their gastronomic prowess: Barcelona, Istanbul, Copenhagen and Bologna. Barcelona Without doubt, Barcelona...

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