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Call the town red for the color of th...

Call the town red for the color of their facades and roofs, and capital of Emilia-Romagna, is located between the river and the river Reno SAVENA, near the Apennines. It is one of the best preserved historical cities in Italy, and has the second largest medieval old town in Europe, after that of Venice. It has variety of attractions, from the Pinacoteca Nazionale, with a magnificent collection of artistic masterpieces of the School of Bologna, from the Renaissance to the Counter-Reformation, the Church of Santo Stefano (The Seven Churches), San Domenico, San Giacomo Maggiore , Teatro Comunale, San Petronio, Piazza Maggiore, the Royal College of Spain, the tombs of the commentators, the spectacular Archiginnasio and countless churches scattered throughout the city. And above all, its 37 km of arcades in the old town (about 50 km across the city), with the Portico of San Luca, the longest in the world (3,500 m long and 666 arcades), and besides, why not? Variety of shops with the famous Italian clothing and quality restaurants to sample the tasty food of Emilia. It is also a point where access to wonderful places like Parma, Ferrara, Ravenna, Modena or many other places of great historical and artistic interest.

Llamada la ciudad roja por el color de sus fachadas y tejados, y capital de Emilia-Romaña ,está situada entre el río Reno y el río Sávena, cerca de los Apeninos. Es una de las ciudades históricas mejor conservadas de Italia, y tiene el segundo casco antiguo medieval más grande de Europa, después del de Venecia. Posee variedad de lugares de interés, desde la Pinacoteca Nazionale, con una magnífica colección de obras maestras artísticas de la Escuela de Bolonia, desde el Renacimiento hasta la Contrarreforma; la Iglesia de Santo Stefano (Las Siete Iglesias), San Domenico, San Giacomo Maggiore, el Teatro Comunale, San Petronio, la Piazza Maggiore, el Real Colegio de España, las tumbas de los glosadores, el espectacular Archiginnasio y una infinidad de iglesias repartidas por toda la ciudad. Y, sobre todo, sus 37 km de pórticos en el casco antiguo (unos 50 km en toda la ciudad), con el Pórtico de San Luca, el más largo del mundo (3.500 m de longitud y 666 arcadas), y además, ¿por que no? Variedad de tiendas con la famosa ropa italiana de calidad y de restaurantes donde degustar la sabrosa comida de la Emilia. También es un punto desde donde acceder a maravillosos sitios como Parma,Ferrara, Ravenna, Módena u otros muchos lugares de gran interés histórico y artístico.
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The towers hidden

During the Middle Ages in the center of Bologna you could see numerous towers. Today the urban landscape of the regional capital has changed and towers that attract the most attention of the tourists are those of donkeys, the Torre, dating from the twelfth century. However, armed with curiosity and desire to walk, visitors will discover other towers in the historic center of the city, which also preserve memories and traces of the past in Bologna made up of great events and interesting anecdotes. Unfortunately, most of them can not be visited. Others can be visited (such as the Tower Prendiparte, has now become a bed and breakfast, also hosts events). To bring them to know also another tower "hidden", located in the historic center, the Association has included Vitruvius, in December 2010, on a visit-show "Give me the shot from the Tower", designed to learn about curiosity and anecdotes popular in the city. The task of bringing visitors around the old town and then on top of the tower "hidden" has been entrusted to a theatrical character which is increasingly well-known in Bologna: the zdàura Onorina Pirazzoli. She is the personification of the "Bolognese", is the mother of every housewife and every woman I've ever idle in Bologna. The idea is to convey the interest in the hidden beauties, of which Bologna is full. Its towers are a valuable asset and preserve stories that often blend fantasy and reality, myth and historical truth. You just need to "rispolverarle."

Le torri nascoste

Durante il Medioevo nel centro di Bologna si potevano vedere numerose torri. Oggi il panorama urbano del capoluogo emiliano è mutato e le torri che attirano maggiormente l'attenzione dei turisti sono quelle degli Asinelli e della Garisenda, risalenti al XII secolo.
Però, muniti di curiosità e voglia di passeggiare, i visitatori potranno scoprire altre torri nel centro storico della città, che conservano anch'esse ricordi e tracce del passato di Bologna fatto di grandi eventi e piccoli aneddoti interessanti. Purtroppo la maggior parte di esse non è visitabile. Altre possono essere visitate (come la Torre Prendiparte, diventata oggi un bed & breakfast, ospita anche eventi).
Per portare a conoscere anche un'altra torre "nascosta", sita in pieno centro storico, l'Associazione Vitruvio l'ha inserita, nel dicembre 2010, nella visita-spettacolo "Dammi il tiro dalla Torre", ideata per conoscere curiosità ed aneddoti popolari della città.
Il compito di portare i visitatori in giro per il centro storico e poi su in cima alla torre "celata" è stato affidato ad un personaggio teatrale che è sempre più conosciuto a Bologna: la zdàura Onorina Pirazzoli. Lei è la personificazione della "bolognesità", è la madre di ogni massaia e di ogni donna che abbia mai sfaccendato a Bologna.

L'idea è di trasmettere l'interesse nei confronti delle bellezze nascoste, di cui Bologna è piena. Le sue torri sono un bene prezioso e conservano storie che spesso fondono fantasia e realtà, mito e verità storica. Bisogna soltanto "rispolverarle".
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The city with the oldest university in the western world

Bologna is a great Italian city of 380000 inhabitants full of Art and Cultura.Enclavada between Reno and SAVENA Rivers, was founded by the Etruscans, after Roman was going to be called the Renaissance Bononia.En became an important center of Culture also also became one of the most important trade centers Italia.Su is the Oldest University of the Western World, founded in 1088 had students Historic fame as Dante, Erasmus and Copérnico.Recientemente has been with other Capital Cities European Cultural Year 2000.Entre its many monuments quote only some of them: The National Gallery, the Churches of San Stefano, San Domenico, San Giacomo, the Teatro Comunale, Piazza Maggiore, the Royal College of Spain, the Portico of San Luca the longest World 3500 meters long and 666 arcades, San Francisco, The Two Towers and numerous palaces including the quote D'Accursio Palace, the Banchi, Isolani, Fava, Baciocchi and Grassi, also Duse Theatre Comunale, the Museo Casa Carducci, the Medieval Civic and City of San Giuseppe.Una of the most beautiful in Italy that deserves note that by visiting histótico Country full of art and culture.

La ciudad con la universidad mas antigua del mundo occidental

Bolonia es una gran Ciudad Italiana de 380000 habitantes llena de Arte y de Cultura.Enclavada entre los Ríos Reno y Sávena,fué fundada por Los Etruscos,después fué Romana pasando a llamarse Bononia.En el Renacimiento se convirtió en un importante centro de Cultura ademas también llegó a ser uno de los mas importantes centros de Comercio de Italia.Su Universidad es la mas Antigua del Mundo Occidental,fundada en el año 1088 tuvo Alumnos de fama Histórica como Dante,Erasmo y Copérnico.Recientemente ha sido junto a otras Ciudades Capital Europea de la Cultura en el año 2000.Entre sus muchos Monumentos cito solo alguno de ellos:La Pinacoteca Nacional,las Iglesias de San Stéfano,San Doménico,San Giacomo,el Teatro Comunale,la Piazza Maggiore,el Real Colegio de España,el Pórtico de San Luca el mas largo del Mundo con 3500 metros de longitud y 666 arcadas,San Francisco,Las Dos Torres y numerosos Palacios entre los que cito al Palacio D´Accursio,los de Banchi,Isolani,Fava,Baciocchi y Grassi,ademas del Teatro Duse Comunale,el Museo Casa Carducci,el Cívico Medieval y el de San Giuseppe.Una Ciudad de las mas bellas de Italia que merece tener en cuenta al visitar aquel Histótico País lleno de Arte y de Cultura.
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I was in bologna in july 2007, i foun...

I was in Bologna in July 2007, I found a very nice town but with little atmosphere, perhaps you should go to Bologna for the academic year because there must be a good college environment. They draw attention to their houses with red roofs and facades that's why the Red City, its famous Two Towers (Garisenda and Asinelli). They also make a great market in the vicinity of the train station. It has a nice medieval architecture. For lunch there are very many local, almost all Mediterranean diet, ahh, and many Turks, Turks bologna is fucked. For lunch I recommend the Ristorantino Antichi Sapori di Bologna Viale Pietramellana (near the train station and the park of San Stefano (I think it was). Recommend the lasagna or the Bolognese togliatelle. Otherwise say it was good, but I expected nothing. For evening, in Bologna there is a great atmosphere, there was the occasional concert in a centric plaza and some places but nothing interesting. Another night we decided to go to Rimini, 50 min train. already had been by afternoon at his beach. has a huge beach and full of Italians with money who summer there.'s night was not bad and repeat to the next.

Estuve en Bolonia en julio de 2007, me pareció una ciudad muy bonita pero con poco ambiente, quizás a bolonia hay que ir durante el curso académico porque debe de haber un buen ambiente universitario.

Llaman la atención sus casas con tejados y fachadas rojas por eso es la Ciudad Roja, sus famosas dos torres( Garisenda y Asinelli). Hacen también un gran mercado en los aledaños de la estación de tren. Tiene una bonita arquitectura medieval.

Para comer hay muchisimos locales, casi todos de dieta mediterranea, ahh, y muchos turcos, bolonia esta petada de turcos. Para comer recomiendo el Ristorantino Antichi Sapori di Bologna en la Viale Pietramellana( cerca de la estación de tren y del parque de San Stefano( creo que era). Recomiendo la lasagna o los togliatelle a la bolognesa.

Por lo demás decir que estuvo bien, pero me esperaba otra cosa.

Para la noche, en Bologna no hay un gran ambiente, había algún que otro concierto en una centrica plaza y algunos locales pero nada interesante.

Otra noche decidimos ir a Rimini, a 50 min tren . Ya habíamos estado por la tarde en su playa. Tiene una playa enorme y esta llena de italianos con dinero que veranean por allí.
La noche no estuvo nada mal y repetimos a la siguiente.
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The city is full of prticos

I recommend City, Bologna the Learned for his college. Has a sanctuary in the surrounding mountains, Santuario della Madonna di San Luca. To which can be accessed from a portico of 5 km long (The largest in the world). Additionally, the city is full of Portals with more than 70 km (the city with the porticos of the world). Cradle of the first Western universities. It shows the large number of students that are in all places. Have the airport 20 minutes leaves you at the Railway Station (5 euros each way). From this city you can scroll through TRENITALIA (Bologna is one of the most important railway links from italy) by the nearest cities as Florence (forty minutes), Venice (an hour and twenty minutes).

La ciudad está llena de pórticos

Ciudad que te recomiendo, Bolonia la Docta por su universidad. Tiene un santuario en las montañas de alrededor, Santuario della Madonna di San Luca. A la que puede acceder desde un pórtico de 5 km de largo (El mayor del mundo).Además la ciudad está llena de Pórticos con sus más de 70 Km. (la ciudad con más pórticos del mundo). Cuna de las primeras Universidades occidentales. Se nota la gran cantidad de estudiantes que hay en todos los lugares. Tienes el aeropuerto a 20 minutos y te deja en la estación de Trenes (5 euros trayecto). Desde esta ciudad puedes desplazarte a través del TRENITALIA (Bolonia es uno de los enlaces de ferrocarriles más importante de italia) por las ciudades más cercanas como FLORENCIA (a cuarenta minutos), VENECIA ( a hora y veinte minutos).
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The historic center of bologna is, wi...

The historic center of Bologna is, without doubt, a perfect place to walk and get lost, for something is one of the best preserved and largest medievo.Las squares, the color, the arcades ... And that young city environment that put students make the red a place you love. You can not stop going to visit: The Cathedral, which was left half built because someone decided it would be too big and ostentatious (inside find a solar calendar and a Foucault pendulum) Archiginasio library, the tower Asinelli wines take on any terrace or stroll through its streets because surely you stumble upon something interesting. Never thought I'd like both, it was a huge surprise today and repeat.

El casco antiguo de Bolonia es, sin duda, un lugar perfecto para pasear y perderse, por algo es uno de los mejor conservados y más grandes del medievo.Las plazas, el color,los soportales... Y ese ambiente de ciudad joven que le ponen los estudiantes, hacen de la roja un lugar que te encantará. No puedes dejar de ir a visitar: La catedral, que se quedó a medio construir porque alguien decidió que iba a ser demasiado grande y ostentosa (en su interior encontraras un calendario solar y un péndulo de Foucault), la biblioteca del Archiginasio, la torre Asinelli, tomarte unos vinos en cualquier terraza y pasear por sus calles porque seguro que te tropiezas con algo interesante.
Nunca pensé que me gustaría tanto, fue una sopresa enorme y a día de hoy repetiría.
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A city for strolling

This wonderful city is often overlooked among so many Italian gem, but well worth a visit. For its people, its superb cuisine, its heritage, its shops, its parks and its unique hills, is a city for living. But what makes it special is its endless arcades full of charm, which cover the whole city. It is said that in Bologna, although more torrential rain falls, will not get wet. But all is tradition in Bologna, is also a leading city in innovation, where many world famous enterprises with a powerful industry and specialized in automatic machines. The Bologna Motorshow is known not only in Italy but also beyond its borders. As you can see, is a very complete.

Una ciudad para callejear

Esta ciudad maravillosa suele pasar desapercibida entre tanta joya italiana, pero bien vale una visita. Por su gente, su magnífica cocina, su patrimonio histórico, sus tiendas, sus parques y sus colinas únicas, es una ciudad para vivirla.

Pero lo que la hace especial son sus interminables pórticos llenos de encanto, que recorren toda la ciudad. Se dice que en Bolonia, aunque caiga la llovía más torrencial, no te mojarás.

Pero no todo es tradición en Bolonia, también es una ciudad puntera en innovación, sede de numerosas empresas de fama mundial y con una potente industria especializada en máquinas automáticas. El Motorshow de Bolonia no solo es conocido en Italia, sino también fuera de sus fronteras.

Como ven, es una ciudad muy completa.
Judith Guzmán Pérez
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Hidden corners of bologna

Bologna is a city full of arcades and streets clidos orange tones, worth the stroll aimlessly as you can find places that Sern pleasantly surprised.

Rincones escondidos de bolonia

Bolonia es una ciudad llena de soportales y calles de tonos cálidos anaranjados, por la que merece la pena ir paseando sin rumbo ya que puedes encontrar rincones que serán una grata sorpresa.
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