Travelers planning their first trip to Italy often decide to see one (or more) of the country's major tourist destinations: Rome, Venice, Florence...perhaps the Amalfi Coast. But if you're a repeat visitor looking for something new, or perhaps a traveler looking to spend a few days away from the tourist crowds? Then consider spending at least 2 or 3 days in Bologna. This northern Italian city is easy to reach and offers a unique view on Italian history, art, industry and culture.
Whether you enjoy museums, beautiful churches, stunning art or delicious Italian food, this city has something to offer to delight you. It's also relatively affordable compared to some of those other more popular destinations!
Here I'll share some of my recommendations for getting a taste of Bologna, should you choose to spend some time here on your next—or perhaps first?—trip to Italy.