La Rossa, La Dotta, and La Grassa are the common nicknames of Bologna.
The first thing in Bologna that visitors notice is the number of terracotta buildings.
They dominate most of the city center and are all adorned by matching porticoes.
Bologna and the surrounding region boast a rich food legacy, with many delicious dishes.
Bologna is the birthplace of tagliatelle al ragù – flat ribbon pasta smothered in a delectable meat sauce. It has become the inspiration for spaghetti bolognese.
Other specialties of the region are Parma prosciutto, balsamic vinegar, and Parmesan.
Bologna houses Europe's oldest university, the University of Bologna founded in 1088.
This institute was the first place of study in the continent to use the term universitas for the corporations of students and masters.
The symbolic twin towers of Bologna in the University District.
The Nicknames of Bologna