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Bologna Travel Information

Bologna in the Po Valley, in northern Italy, is the capital of the Emilia-Romagna region. Bologna has a sizeable student population, and is home to the oldest university in the world, University of Bologna, founded in 1088. The old town of Bologna has been carefully restored, and is now protected with a strict conservation policy, resulting in a city famous for its towers, arcades and porticoes, with important examples of Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque buildings. Much of central Bologna is pedestrianised, and the Roman grid pattern is clearly visible in the streets.

As well as great historical interest, Bologna is also an important centre of arts and culture. In 2000 Bologna was European Capital of Culture, and in 2006 was designated a UNESCO city of music.

Bologna is served by Guglielmo Marconi International Airport, just 6km from Bologna city centre.