La Dotta, Rossa, la Grassa: this is how Bologna is defined, the capital of the rich Emilia Romagna. La Dotta for the presence of one of the oldest universities in Italy that still continues to attract Italian and foreign students and to maintain its active role as a cultural center. This tour starting from Piazza Nettuno, in front of the fountain, will proceed through Piazza Maggiore by visiting the Basilica of San Petronio and its sundial, the largest in the world. The Basilica of San Petronio is the most important and imposing church in Bologna as well as being the fifth largest church in the world. The construction work on the Basilica began in 1390 but went on for century. The guided tour continues to the Sala Borsa and the Archiginnasio library, up to the Due Torri.
The two most important towers are the Asinelli and the Garisenda towers. The Torre degli Asinelli was built between 1109 and 1119 by the family of the same name who, in addition to receiving social prestige, used it for military defense and sighting purposes. Continue to Piazza Santo Stefano and finally, inside the ancient market of the Quadrilatero to discover the local products.
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