Welcome to beautiful Bologna. I think you will be very pleased with Bologna as your home base while you are in Italy. It has everything you’d hope for in an Italian city — delicious food, picturesque streets, quaint bars, lovely people – but without the throngs of tourists you’ll find in other cities. I can guarantee that you’ll have an authentic Italian experience in Bologna. And, if you are interested in visiting the big sites, you can get to Florence in 40 minutes, Venice in 1.5 hours, and Rome in 2.5 hours. There are other wonderful cities near Bologna, which although you’ve perhaps never heard of them, are definitely worth a visit– Modena, Ravenna, Parma, and Ferrara to name a few.
Since I won’t be there while you are visiting, I wanted to leave you with a few tips: Continue reading