Italian curiosities: Bologna and her seven secrets

Oct 20, 2020 181

Bologna: la dotta, la grassa, la rossa: “dotta,” the learned, because home to the oldest university in Europe. “La grassa,” the fat, because of her rich, decadent food. “La rossa,” the red, because of the terracotta hue of her buildings and, Italians know it, because of the historically leftist views of her people. 

This charming, friendly and heartwarming town,  famous for her towers, good food and university, has also some secrets to disclose, especially if you like urban exploring, history and learning to know a place the way a local knows it. 

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