04 Feb Bologna
Bologna is the lively, historic capital of the Emilia-Romagna region, in northern Italy. It’s Piazza Maggiore is famous for its arched colonnades and cafes as well as the City Hall, Fountain of Neptune and the Basilica di San Petronio.
Bologna is a city of two halves; one side is a hard-working, high-tech city located in the super-rich Po valley where suave opera-goers waltz out of regal theatres and into some of the nation’s finest restaurants. The other is a bolshie, politically edgy city that hosts the world’s oldest university and is famous for its graffiti-embellished piazzas filled with mildly inebriated students swapping Gothic fashion tips.
For a motor enthusiast, this is certainly the place to go, with the Lamborghini museum, Ferrari museum and Ducati factory all within a short distance from the city centre. All destinations offer guided tours of the museum with a chance to view the vehicles through the ages, as well as tours of the factories. The Ferrari museum even offers the chance to test drive!
A beautiful destination often overlooked, its one to remember and not get completely overrun by the tourist industry.