Historic landmarks in Bologna, which I visited in the spring of 2017. Bologna is a small and very beautiful city. At least so I felt it, a city very calm and cozy, with friendly and smiling people. A city arranged and clean, waiting to be seen by millions of tourists.
The rich history of Bologna and the very well-preserved historical monuments of different ages are proof of these words. We start the walk from the Roman aqueduct, which is next to Bologna Bus Station. Very well preserved given that it is almost 2000 years old.
We have never understood where the water of this Roman aqueduct actually passed. Next to it is a very small and friendly park Montagnola. This park has an elliptical shape, and in the middle there are four mythical statues, with some biblical scenes that were unknown to me.
Continue on Via Indipendenza. There are many shops on both sides if you want to buy a garment or eat an Italian delicacy. The prices are quite high and I missed this moment deliberately.
On this same street is the Garibaldi Monument. The interesting thing about this monument is that the architect has been involved in building such historic buildings in our homeland and including my hometown.
Shortly before we reach Bologna's main square, the San Pietro cathedral towers to the left. Frankly speaking, I did not pay much attention to this Catholic monument, except I took some pictures. As I mentioned, at this street Via Indipendenza is at the end of Piazza Maggiore.
This is a huge square surrounded by the San Petronio Basilica, which has an unfinished marble facade, a clock tower building and the statue of Pope Gregory XIII, and several other medieval buildings that I did not remember the names. We were only able to enter the San Petronio Basilica.
I was impressed by the large dimensions of this temple, and the large original paintings of famous artists. Entrance is free, but it is forbidden to take a picture at the San Petronio Basilica (I secretly took a few pictures).
Behind the ball is Piazza Galvani. A small square named Giovanni Galvani, the founder of modern electricity. At one end of the square is the University of Bologna. It's now turned into a museum. I made a good impression on the painted ceilings and the well preserved sculptures and frescoes.
In Bologna I saw several rather tall medieval towers that were a bit sloping. Of course the slope of the towers is much smaller than the tower in Pisa. An interesting impression made me also how people sit and lie down in Piazza Maggiore. Something like this happened to me in the city of Siena, but for this I will write in a next article.
Maybe because there are no benches or because the tiles are clean. I finish this short travel to the city of Bologna with the statue of Neptune, which I could not see because it was being restored. Be sure to visit the city of Bologna. There is even a direct bus and train at a fairly affordable price.