Bologna, the capital of the Emilia-Romagna province of northern Italy , is the oldest college town in the western world. The University of Bologna was founded in 1088 and is a state-supported academic institution.
Today, Bologna is a canter for Italian trade, industry and communications. It is also home to Bologna Centrale railway, one of the busiest stations in Italy, as well as a significant tourism economy.
Bologna has many historical buildings to visit. Palazzo dei Banchi, the Basilica di San Francesco and the Fountain of Neptune are popular tourist attractions in the city.
The Ducati Museum, the University Museums and the Old Portico are musts for the first time visitor.
Trains in and out of Bologna Centrale railway travel to Florence, Milan, Rome, and most north Italian cities. Major motorways, including Motorways A13 and A14 as well as S64, connect Bologna to the same cities, and if air travel is easier, the airport is less than four miles outside of the city centre.
Bologna Airport, also called Guglielmo Marconi airport (airport code BLQ) is less than four miles for the centre of Bologna and serves almost forty airlines that fly to essentially every major western European city, including Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Munich, Copenhagen, Lisbon, Dublin, Rome, Vienna, Prague, and Brussels, as well as some eastern cities such as Istanbul .