Category Archives: Italy, Bologna

Bologna … Basilica di San Petronio: the stalwart Christian House of God that appears to celebrate polytheism and doubles as a huge sundial

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Neptune, the Roman God of the Sea has been proudly exposing his buttocks et al. to the people of Bologna for over four hundred years. The Bolognese have never seemed concerned by his presence on top of the city’s Fontana del … Continue reading

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Bologna … the Manhattan Island of the Middle Ages, and arguably the more impressive equivalent to Pisa with its fine array of leaning towers

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Poor Bologna. When it thought it had something truly iconic to give it world recognition, a fellow Italian city would steal the idea for themselves, leaving Bologna stuck with the erroneous distinction of being the home of a certain pasta … Continue reading

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Bologna … discovering the city’s medieval canals, so hidden even the locals seem unaware that they exist

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Although not famed for being so, Bologna is actually one of several cities in Italy that has a large network of canals running through the heart of it. Yet, ask a Bolognian as to whether their city resembles Venice in … Continue reading

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Bologna … the delights and disappointments along the longest portico in the world, and where exactly is arch 666?

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Every year thousands of tourists make the pilgrimage to Bologna’s Basilica Santuario della Beata Vergine di San Luca (also known as the Santuario della Madonna di San Luca in some guidebooks) more for the experience endured getting there rather than for religious … Continue reading

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