What does New York Times say about Bologna?
"VIBRANT, independent and home to one of Europe’s oldest
universities, Bologna is a dynamic counterpoint to more popular,
touristy cities like Rome and Florence. About 50 miles north of
Florence, the city is as famous for its cuisine as it is for its fiery
left-leaning politics. Market stalls brimming with asparagus and fava
beans, specialty shops selling cured meats, and osterias serving fresh
pasta with the city’s signature ragù (known as Bolognese in the
rest of the world) offer compelling reasons to linger. And then there
are architectural masterpieces like the church of Santo Stefano and the
iconic Due Torri (Two Towers)....."
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