I’ve been living in bologna for almost six months. I agree with one of the other writers that there is alot of rain. especially in the winter. it’s just that kind of place. but that’s part of its charm…….
and now that spring is here, it’s all terracotta loveliness, sunshine and prosecco in piazzas. it doesn’t hurt my opinion of the city that I’ve fallen in love with a bolognese boy!
to see this amazing city through the eyes of someone who knows it inside and out is an enriching experience…..for anyone thinking of a trip to bologna, do it. but understand that it’s a subtle city, compared to rome, florence or venice. there’s no great michelangelo or labyrinth of canals to beat you over the head…..its a breathing, living place. full of bolognese instead of tourists.
I might never leave.
and for the person commenting on the rain being the reason for the porticos, that is just an added bonus. actually the porticos began being built once the university became a prominent feature. the population was exploding with no where to live. the streets were too narrow to build out from the first floor so they began building out from the second. the porticos support the second floors extra structure.
makes alot of sense if you think about it!over 6 years ago