A city that speaks of history
When you think of Italy, you probably think of the Colosseum in Rome, the bustling streets of Naples or the iconic gondolas of Venice. With its medieval cityscapes and lovely architecture, Bologna deserves to be named in the same breath. Visit attractions such as Piazza Maggiore, Bologna’s most important city square. The square is packed with houses and monuments that reveal the history of the city, from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance. One thing you definitely can’t miss? The two leaning towers of Bologna. These are relics of the Middle Ages, when it is estimated there were nearly one hundred such towers in the city. The funny thing is that each tower is threatening to fall in a different direction. Why the towers are leaning remains a mystery. It might be due to the construction methods of the time, or it could be that the towers are slowly subsiding into the soft mud beneath them.