Cheap flights to Bologna
Bologna is Italy’s secret gem. It might not be as visited as the likes of Rome, Venice or Florence, but this medieval city is every bit as enticing, and with a reputation for having the best food in Italy, is well worth a visit.
A Roman street plan complete with perfectly preserved red brick medieval buildings and more than 35 kilometres of arcades make this city one of the most atmospheric in Europe. And when you’re not gawping at the Old Town you’ll be straining your neck to get a glimpse of the 13th century tower blocks that still stand.
Fifty years since he first appeared in print, get under the skin of Italy's favourite comic strip character, iconic sailor and adventurer Corto Maltese, at an exhibition dedicated to him and other work by his creator, Italian cartoonist Hugo Pratt. (Palazzo Pepoli, 8 Via Castiglione; until 19 March). NB Image caption to include:
Corto Maltese. Fable of Venice. Cover
© 1979 Cong SA, Switzerland. All rights reserved
Hop on a train and spend a day exploring Florence, just half an hour away. The splendours of the Tuscan city will take your breath away, but you'll be glad to leave the hordes of tourists behind and return to quieter, more authentic Bologna at the end of the day.
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