Metropolitan City of Bologna
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Historical Site
轻轻的一个蚊Piazza Maggiore is located in the center of Bologna. It was built in 1200. To the north of the square are two medieval palaces built in the early thirteenth century, and to the south is the Basilica of San Pietro, which was built in 1390. , Has not yet been completed. In the center of the square is an open-air cinema, where movies are shown every night (with commercials). Bologna is my favorite Italian city, with simple and elegant architecture, clean and tidy. Here is the first university in Europe-the University of Bologna. Bologna is a wealthy city, and famous car brands such as Ferrari and Maserati were born here.
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Fountain
salvalasilvia “Al Żigànt”, the giant is the nickname in the bolognese dialect of Neptune’s Fountain, located in Piazza del Nettuno, Bologna.The statue was designed by Giambologna but the fountain, the statue and the hydraulic system were build by the great Palermitan architect Tommaso Laureti.In the centre of the tank of the fountain, there is a base where there are four Nereids holding their breasts, from which jets of water emerge. The base is decorated with pontifical emblems, ornaments that - connected to four cherubs - hold dolphins (which are allegorical representation of major rivers from the then-known corners of the world: the Ganges, the Nile, the Amazon River, and the Danube. In the centre of this base raises the majestic figure of the Neptune sculpted by Giambologna's; the statue is a typical expressions of the manneristic theatricality.The Neptune stretches his left hand in a lordly gesture, appearing to be aiming to placate the waves; this posture is interpreted as symbolic exaltation of the new power of the Pope Pius IV: just as Neptune was the master of the seas, the Pope was the master of Bologna and of the world.A local anecdote also tells of a particular expedient put in place by Giambologna, who intended to find a way to make Neptune with the larger genitalia, without being discovered and admonished by the Church originally made him censor the statue. The sculptor designed the statue in such a way that from a particular angle the thumb of the outstretched hand of Neptune seems to appear directly from the lower abdomen, suggesting an erect genital.As proof of it, in the pavement of the square there is a black stone, also called "of shame" placed in a very specific point (at the foot of the entrance staircase of the Salaborsa library). The fountain is an icon, reflected in symbols, commercials and logos.The trident inspired the Maserati’s logo.
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Museum
_We***07Every car in this museum can’t be bought, so I can only come and visit to satisfy my vanity. The luxury cars inside are all classic models, and the colors are classic, giving people a sense of technology and classic Aftertaste.
4.3/5
59 Reviews
Historical Site
Ancient Pagoda
小鱼儿2015The landmark buildings of the city are the core areas of the city. During the tour, walking is the main area. The whole street retains the original things and state. The building itself is also very distinctive. I like the design inside.
4/5
2 Reviews
Observation Deck
ChenhutamuThe tallest building in the center of Bologna, the beauty of the ancient city can be seen from the top of the tower. Tickets are not expensive and definitely worth the money. Climbing to the top of the tower is quite a long time, but you can experience the life of ancient people.
5/5
3 Reviews
Churches and Cathedrals
137***66The red color is the first to be remembered in Bologna: left-wing political parties, pottery roofs and crimson blinds. The best place to appreciate the city's red is the 12th-century towers that dot the skyline like industrial chimneys. The Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano area is really the most architecturally visible place!

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Metropolitan City of Bologna Weather

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Weather Forecast and Travel Tips for Metropolitan City of Bologna
25 Oct, 2021 Metropolitan City of Bologna Weather: Cloudy, Northeasterly Wind: 0–10 kph, Humidity: 71%, Sunrise/Sunset: 07:42/18:15
Metropolitan City of Bologna Driving: Suitable, Running: Suitable, Cycling: Suitable

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