Bologna is the capital of the Emilia-Romagna region in Italy. The province is very beautiful and it consists of 60 comuni which are spread along the Po River Valley. Two other rivers pass through this region, the Reno River and the Panaro River, but mountains and hills are also characteristic for the Province of Bologna. There are many nature sites to be visited here, especially nature and regional parks, but cultural tourism is also something characteristic for Bologna. Main sites of Bologna include the Piazza Maggiore, with San Petronio Basilica and the City Hall, the famous Due Torri, the Sanctuary of the Madonna di San Luca and many more.
Bologna is situated in a lovely area, right on the edge of the Po valley and right at the foot of the Apennines. The climate here is subtropical and a bit humid too. Winters are cold, summers are hot, but that doesn't stop tourists from visiting the city and it's lovely museums, monuments and other important landmarks.
For instance, did you know that the oldest University in Europe is the University of Bologna? It was founded in 1088 and was the place where many personalities have studied. Among them is Nobel prize winner Guglielmo Marconi, the Engineering Director of the Mercedes Formula One team, Aldo Costa and Popes Innocent IX, Alexander VI and Gregory XV, a few hundred years ago.
One of Bologna's main landmarks is the Sanctuary of the Madonna di San Luca, situated on a small hill south-west of the city centre. It is...