Bologna, one of the most beautiful italian towns

Bologna is a lively and cosmopolitan city, with a rich history, art, music, culture and gastronomy.
Home of the most ancient university of the world, has a well-preserved historic city center among the largest in Italy with over 38 km of arcades; you can find the arcades in almost all the streets of the city center.

Piazza Maggiore is the main square where you can see the Gothic Basilica of San Petronio, built between 1390 and 1659. In the left corridor, on the floor, you can see the largest sundial in the world, designed by the mathematician Giovanni Cassini and built in 1655.
Overlooking Piazza Maggiore are the Palazzo Comunale d'Accursio (XIII-XV century); the Palazzo del Podesta of 1485, the old town hall of the medieval town; and the thirteenth-century Palazzo Re Enzo.

The noble towers of Bologna are one of the most characteristic aspects of the city, in the Middle Ages would have been about a hundred. Seventeen of them still exist, including the Tower Azzoguidi (61 meters high), the Tower Prendiparte (59 meters), the Tower of the Asinelli (97 meters, the highest leaning tower of Italy) and the Tower of the Garisenda ( 48 meters) built by the noble Ghibellines in the twelfth century.

Bologna had three historical circles of walls: the oldest was built in blocks of selenite before the eleventh century. The second ring is the middle of the twelfth century; the third largest city walls dating from the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries.

On 2000 Bologna was chosen as the European Capital of Culture, and on 2006 was given the city the recognition of Unesco Creative City of Music; the arcades of Bologna have been proposed to the Unesco’ s inclusion in the list of World Heritage Sites of humanity.