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Yolla Travel Destinations. Bologna. Part 4

La Cucina Bolognese + Aperitivo Traditions

Telling about Italian gastronomical capital, I can not mention the cuisine. But first of all, I have to reveal a big Italian secret: all the dishes you know and think are Italian, are probably something extremely not Italian. The fact is, Italian cuisine differs A LOT from city to city – imagine how do recipes change on the way to other countries and cultures! Each place has it’s particular, uncommon recipes and local specialties. For example, Bologna is famous for its meat dishes, while Ferrara – 30 km away – welcomes you with pumpkin treats. You can hardly find anything with fish or seafood in Bologna, while Rimini is all about it. Another thing is the name. Take Spaghetti Bolognese: they don’t exist in Bologna! You will never find anything called like that on any menu, and if you ask a waiter for that, be ready to get the most indignant look ever (worse is only when your order cappuccio after 12 a.m., but that’s a different story). Tortellini, tagliatelle, lasagna, everything al ragù: La Grassa nickname is well-deserved. Let’s take a deeper look.

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Yolla Travel Destinations. Bologna. Part 3

Off The Beaten Track

I’d say, that was the short list of must-visit and must-see places in Bologna. It’s quite short – bear in mind to study some other places of interest on your own. I can’t name all the back streets, lanes and alleys – the experience of finding them by yourself is too precious. But there are some corners I insist on checking out – so that Bologna opens up its’ real face.

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Yolla Travel Destinations. Bologna. Part 2

Touristic Highlights

Thanks to the rich history of the city and the whole region, Bologna boasts many distinctive sights. Luckily, the perfectly preserved historical center is easy to discover on foot – all the must-visit spots are within walking distance from each other.

I strongly encourage to take a couple of days on sightseeing to explore all the magnificent places with no hurry. Besides, one can find all the historical data and useful information on all the sights online (see Useful links), and I’m going to share my own perfect path I would use to show around people coming to Bologna for the first time.

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Yolla Travel Destinations. Bologna. Part 1

As far as Yolla is a must-have app for international calls, it’s an essential addition to smartphones for many tourists and globe-trotters, which means our users do travel and travel a lot. That made us questioning: why not to put a light on some must-visits spots all over the world we adore? Hence, welcome to Yolla Travel Destination Guideposts on favorite places of the Yolla team worldwide with personal recommendations, hints, and hacks, and only God knows what else!

So, we’re starting the guide with our being-carried-away-with-Italy PR and marketing manager – Natalie. She’ll tell her story of one of the most underestimated by tourists cities (luckily) – Bologna.

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