"Some facts" Bologna Favorite Tip by Gillianina
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Favorite thing: Bologna is called la dotta, la rossa and la grassa, which mean the learned, the red and the fat. The learned, beacuse of its very important and ancient university; the red for two reasons: for the colour of its roofs and for a political reason (traditionally the governments of Bologna were left-wing); and the fat because it´s the most famous Italian city for its gastronomy.
Bologna´s most famous characteristic are its 40 km of Porticos, which give a unique atmosphere to the city. They have been declared World Heritage by U.N.E.S.C.O.
Bologna was nominated European
City of Culture in 2000. The other cities of culture in Europe were: Avignon, Bergen, Bruxelles, Helsinky, Cracow, Prague, Reykjavik, Santiago de Compostela.
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