Bologna “until the fat lady sings”

Bologna The Fat And finally why is Bologna called the “fat?” Of course because that is where they make tortellini, and tagliatelle, and ragù alla bolognese, and lots of other delicious stuff, together with the fact that in the city the commercial activities related to food proliferate, they often led the press to define Bologna […]

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Bologna the Learned

Bologna is called “The Learned” because it was in Bologna that the very first University was founded way back in 1088; that’s 930 years ago! It was the first place of study to use the term universitas for the corporations of students and masters, which came to define the institution located in Bologna, Italy. The University’s crest carries the motto Alma mater studiorumand the […]

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Bologna the Red, the Learned, the Fat 

Most cities in Italy have nick names. Bologna has three of them. The Red, the Learned, and the Fat. Why the “Red”? Because of the bricks with which, since the Middle Ages, the city was built. The two towers, the palaces, the porticos, all have a distinctive red color. They also say that in Bologna one […]

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