Bologna is a historical city and well known by Italians, it is less so among foreign visitors. Little English is spoken by it’s residents. Is the capital largest city of Emilia Romagna, a region in Northern Italy. Bologna is famous for the oldest university in the Western world, lively student population, exquisite food, brick terracotta roofed architecture, theatre and nightlife. Bologna is also known for it’s cuisine. The extensive town center, characterized by miles of attractive covered walkways, known as “porticos” is one of the best preserved in Europe. A significant portion of it’s population consists of away from home university students. In common with other Italian university towns, it is in parts marred by excessive graffiti on its historic palaces. Bologna is best to visit from March to October, when it is warm and there is much outdoor shopping and dining, or just sitting in squares such as Piazza maggiore and Piazza Santo Stefano. During summer can be particularly hot, this is the case of all Italy. Winters can be cold, but Bologna is beautiful before Christmas. In one word, Bologna is a great place to visit.
Bologna has a good transport system such as public buses, rail service, taxi, limousines, car hire and bicycle hire. Bologna is a major transport junction for Northern Italy and has frequent services to Florence, Rome and Milan. Buses leave from the main bus station, just south east of the train station. For more other regional destinations, the train is a better option. Bikes are most popular among the people in Bologna. You can hire them on a various location around the city. You can also use a taxi which is the most convenient way to get to your destination.