Bologna is a city rich in history and culture. The city serves as the capital of the region of Emilia-Romagna and is given the status of European Capital of Culture. The historic center of the city is well-preserved and is the largest in Italy. The student population in the city adds to its lively nature. There are several architectural wonders in the city that are worth seeing. From the Renaissance palaces to medieval towers, there are a number of places that visitors would love to see.
There are a number of museums in the city that illustrate the rich past and art work. The Archaeological Museum has a wonderful antique collection. The Gallery of Modern Art of Bologna houses a good collection of modern art. The National Picture Gallery and the University Museums are also good to visit. Spend time at the Piazza Maggiore, which is the main square in the city. The Torre degli Asinelli and Torre dei Garisenda ate the main landmarks in the city. Bologna also boasts of several gardens and parks that have been beautifully designed.
Bologna is also a great place for shopping lovers. Handmade leather shoes, designer clothes and antiques are some of the things that visitors can buy in Bologna. The best streets for shopping include Via dell'Indipendenza, Via Rizzoli, Via Ugo Bassiand Via D'Azeglio. There are also a few shopping centers in the outskirts of Bologna like Centro Bergo, Centro Nova, Centro Lame, and Parco Commerciale Meraville.
The nearest airport to Bologna is the Guglielmo Marconi (Bologna) International Airport. The airport is served by a taxi and also a special bus service the Aerobus. A one-way trip by taxi from the airport to the city center costs 15 Euros. An Aerobus ticket costs 6 Euros per passenger.
There are a few halal restaurants in Bologna where visitors can taste different types of cuisines. The best halal restaurant in Bologna is the Taj Mahal where visitors can relish delicious Indian cuisine. There is another halal food supplier in BolognaTre Alfieri Halal.
There are a few mosques in Bologna. Some prominent mosques in the city include Center of Islamic Culture, Moschea Abu Bakr and Moschea Umma Culturale Bengalese.