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The Most Interesting Historical Places in Bologna

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Historical Places in Bologna

The basilica of Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano encompasses a complex of churches. Explore the labyrinth, see buildings from different
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Piazza Maggiore , Bologna
Wander the historic heart of the Bologna city center in Piazza Maggiore. Constructed in the 15th century, the plaza maintains its medieval ch
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The 15th largest church in the world, Basilica di San Petronio is the main place of worship of Bologna. The basilica has been home to the sac
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Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
Explore three famous islands of the Venetian Lagoon – Murano, Torcello and Burano – on a half-day sightseeing excursion by motorboat. Accompanied by a local guide, you'll stop at a glass-blowing factory on Murano, visit Venice's first cathedral on the tranquil island of Torcello and shop for handcrafted lace on Burano. This morning or afternoon tour is a great introduction to the magical islands around the medieval city of Venice and its enclosed bay in the Adriatic Sea.Deaprtures every day from San Marco Giardinetti or Venezia Santa Lucia Railway Station (departure time is set 30 minutes before the indicated departure time)
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Just a small church when Saint Dominic, founder of the Order of the Preachers, came to Bologna in 1218, Basilica di San Domenico grew quickly
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Famous for its hospitality, Bologna boasts an impressive selection of hotels that range from old-fashioned establishments with top-hatted doormen, to boutique hotels and affordable hostels. For a sumptuous stay near the center of Bologna, explore one of the city's luxury B&Bs. Offering more than just a warm meal and a comfortable bed, these B&Bs offer spacious living areas spread over several levels, with private rooftop patios and shady terraces. More affordable yet equally convenient, family-run inns offer comfort and tranquility minutes from the city's main attractions.
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