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Travel Itinerary: A Day in Bologna (Piazza de Maggiore - Italy).

Travel Itinerary: A Day in Bologna

I was in Bologna for two full days and nights. However, I only spent a day in Bologna because I spent the second day in Ravenna, a small city which is an hour and 15 minutes by train. Ravenna is a city known for its amazing mosaics, history and architecture. It’s also the final resting […]

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Basilica de San Petronio in Bologna Was Instrumental in the Creation of the Leap Year (Italy).

Basilica de San Petronio in Bologna Was Instrumental in the Creation of the Leap Year

It’s a fact that Basilica de San Petronio in Bologna was instrumental in the creation of the leap year (366 days) in our modern-day calendar. Why? Read below. How the leap year came into existence. Inside the Basilica, you’ll find a large sundial, measuring 67.7 meters. This is the world’s longest indoor meridian line designed […]

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This Leaning Tower of Bologna Leans More Than the Leaning Tower of Pisa (Italy).

This Leaning Tower of Bologna Leans More Than the Leaning Tower of Pisa

This leaning of Bologna leans more than the leaning tower of Pisa. The former leans 4 degrees and the latter at 3.97 degrees. Yep, it’s just a tiny difference, really, right? However, the fame of the leaning tower of Bologna is eclipsed by the leaning tower of Pisa. Maybe, it’s because the Bologna tower doesn’t […]

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Basilica de San Vitale / A Day Trip to the City of Ravenna Where Dante is Laid to Rest (Italy).

From Bologna – A Day Trip to the City of Ravenna Where Dante is Laid to Rest

Tired of exploring the big Italian cities including Rome, Bologna, Florence, and Venice? Take a day tour of Ravenna and enjoy magnificence at its best. Located on the eastern coast of Italy, the city once served as the seat of King Theodoric the Great during the 6th century and the seat of a Byzantine Governor. […]

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Bologna's Portico di San Luca - The Road to Sanctuary of the Madonna (Italy)

Portico di San Luca – The Road to Sanctuary of the Madonna

Bologna’s Portico di San Luca is the road to Sanctuary of the Madonna. It’s actually not a road but a 3.7-kilometer covered pathway that goes to a Catholic Sanctuary on a hill. Whether it’s a sunny or a rainy day; snowy or windy, visitors can always shelter themselves against extreme weather conditions. Locals, young and […]

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View from the top of San Pietro Tower in Bologna (Italy).

View from the Top: Bologna is a City That Still Looks Medieval

Bologna is a city that still looks medieval from the streets to the rooftops. And thank goodness, it’s one of the off-beaten paths that tourists skip when visiting Italy. I’m glad I did stop here for two nights without expecting much on what to do and see. After two weeks of backpacking in Italy, I […]

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