Bologna in one day
Book written by Enrico Massetti with 167 color images.
She was called "La Grassa" - the fat for its love of food.
She was called "La Dotta" - for its first university site.
The present guide introduces you to its beautiful sites and monuments, its cuisine, and the ways of reaching it from Milan, Florence, Venice, and Rome.
Color photos complement and illustrate the book.
The book includes a chapter on Parma.
Piazza Maggiore is the ancient heart of Bologna. Its medieval buildings, witnesses of its vibrant public life and intense economic activity, combined with the latest functional places while retaining their charm. A network of unique porticoed streets makes the city branch out from here. The porticos of Bologna, candidates for UNESCO world heritage, stretch out from the city center over 40 kilometers.
This is a guide to Bologna, one hour away from Milan and Florence, two hours from Rome, and one hour 15 minutes from Venice by high-speed train.
There are extensive descriptions and color photos of the attractions.
The book includes a chapter on Parma, the city of Giuseppe Verdi; you can visit it on a short and inexpensive train ride.
It also has a listing of many reviews for the best-recommended restaurants that are within walking distance from the train station.