Hotels in Bologna
Bologna is a province in the northern Italian region of Emilia-Romagna; it is surrounded by extensive hills and impressive geological features. The province boasts twenty one protected sites, among which five Regional Parks, five Provincial Parks, one Natural Reserve and thirteen areas dedicated to ecological equilibrium. The capital of the province, also called Bologna, is one of the most ancient university cities; indeed, the first university built here dates to around 1088. The city is rich in historical monuments; especially known for the abundant number of medieval porticoes found on almost every street, youll find ancient towers, churches and buildings dating from almost every period in history. To continue the cultural experience, head out to the other cities and towns of the province, such as Imola. This town was founded around 82 AD and has been ruled by Romans, Visigoths, Byzantines and Papal representatives; walk through its streets and admire the footprint each culture has left. If youre in the region of Emilia-Romagna for a weekend, Bologna is a great place to visit.