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They don't call this northern Italian city "Bologna the Fat" for nothing. I recently ate my way through this arcaded city, sampling the city's namesake pasta sauce--Bolognese (about which an article will be coming to the pages of AFAR someday...
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Via Zamboni, 6, 40126 Bologna BO, Italy
Being a university town, Bologna has a lot of great (affordable) cafes. It's also the gastronomic capital of Italy, so the odds are in your favor that you'll eat well. At Caffe Zamboni, you can indulge in a rich European-style hot chocolate or...
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Via Clavature, 17/C, 40124 Bologna BO, Italy
What makes a meal great? I like to think it is a combination of atmosphere, company and, of course, the food. Starving for carbs to keep me going for the day full of museum and church hopping. We stopped at an unassuming little restaurant with...
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Via delle Belle Arti, 17/A, 40126 Bologna BO, Italy
Bologna is well known for its culinary expertise, and one of the best restaurants in town to taste authentic Bolognese cuisine is at the Trattoria Anna Maria. This little restaurant serves only the best food from the Emilia-Romagna region of...
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Via Rialto, 13, 40124 Bologna BO, Italy
Unless you live in the neighbour- hood, this place has to be recommended, otherwise you wont find it. And you would never expect to find behind this modest door in this side street one of the best restaurants in town. Its traditional bolognese...
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Via degli Orefici, 19, 40126 Bologna BO, Italy
A Restaurant, a Bistro and a Coffeeshop integrated into a bookshop, integrated into an old church - its as interesting as it sounds! The "Motherhouse" still is in Torino, some brothers and sisters are in Italy and Japan, the youngest in New York....
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Via Ugo Bassi, 12/R, 40123 Bologna BO, Italy
Gamberini is a "must to do", doesnt matter if you go for Cappucino or for Aperitivo. Its one of the most traditional places in town, wood casing, mirrors and candelabra, the staff is very professional and outstanding friendly, a wide selection of...
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Hands-on cooking classes by real restaurant chefs.
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Via Caprarie, 7, 40124 Bologna BO, Italy
The Atti boys have been making cakes, pies and even pasta for the people of Bologna since 1880, and they're still going strong. If you're just passing by, get yourself into the store and pick up something delicious to munch on.
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Via S. Petronio Vecchio, 15, 40125 Bologna BO, Italy
I feel lucky for the Bologna rain that led me to hide under one of the city's many porticoes and run across Lestofante. This little bar is full of color, charm, warmth, and food that is true. The young owners, Nicola and Giulia, use seasonal...
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Quadrilatero, Bologna BO, Italy
Known as'La Grassa' or the fat of Bologna - food is a key element of the amazing food and culture of the city. Here are some highlights to the markets and street food of the city....
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Via Monte Grappa, 11, 40121 Bologna BO, Italy
When I travel, I visit places only once because I want to try everything. I went to Gelateria Gianni twice during my day and a half in Bologna. The map outside points out that all the ingredients used in their gelato come from the regions known...
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Bologna. Amazing food. Incredible architecture. Porticos throughout the whole city. I saw this woman walking early in the morning and wondered if she thought about color-coordinating her outfit to match her walking commute.
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Via Ugo Bassi, 25, 40121 Bologna BO, Italy
This pork sausage has been made for at least 2000 years, today the name is protected, ensuring that authentic Mortadella is free from fillers, artificial colors, flavors and preservatives. Only finely ground pork, high quality fat squares and a...