BOLOGNA
*During the Contemporary art fair “Bologna Arte Fiera”

Bologna
(pronounced [bolo…≤a], from Latin Bononia, Bulåggna in Bolognese dialect) is the capital city of Emilia-Romagna in northern Italy, in the Po Valley (Pianura Padana in Italian), between the Po River and the Apennines, exactly between the Reno River and the Sàvena River. Home of the oldest university in the Western world, "Alma Mater Studiorum", founded in 1088, Bologna is one of the most developed cities in Italy. Bologna often ranks as one of the top cities related to quality of life in Italy, being ranked 5th in 2006 and 12th in 2007 out of 103 Italian cities. This is due to its strong industrial tradition and physical position--located at the crossing of the most important highways and railways in the country--as well as its wide range of highly-developed social services. Until the early nineteenth century, when a large-scale urban reconstruction project was undertaken, Bologna remained one of the best-preserved medieval cities in Europe; to this day it remains unique in its historic value. Despite having suffered considerable bombing damage in 1944, Bologna's historic centre, Europe's second largest (after Venice), contains a wealth of important Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque artistic monuments.


Official website of Bologna
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  • Something about the region of Bologna: Emilia Romagna

    Capital:
    Bologna
    President: Vasco Errani (PD, Italian Democratic Party)
    Area: 22,446 km2 (8,666.4 sq mi)
    Population (2010-11-30)
    • Total: 4,429,766
    • Density: 197.4/km2 (511.1/sq mi)
    Time zone: CET (UTC+1)
    Summer (DST)/CEST (UTC+2)
    GDP/Nominal: € 128.8 billion (2006)
    Website: www.regione.emilia-romagna.it