Calvin在路上There are many high and low towers in the city of Bologna. Among them, the commanding heights of the city are the "double towers"-the two families used the method of building towers to fight for face. As a result, one of them collapsed after only being built half, and the other stood for a thousand years inverted. The tallest one is nearly 100 meters high, and it can overlook the beautiful scenery of the city and even the surrounding area.
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.
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intended to find a way to make Neptune with the larger genitalia, without being discovered and admonished by the Church originally made him censor the statue.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.
_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.
亲亲宝贝1234On the Rimini beach in the early winter morning, there is no one in sight after a long walk. Watch the sunrise, take a walk on the deserted beach, imagine how lively the beach is during the peak season, and spend a quiet and beautiful morning.
M49***29Palma Cathedral is really beautiful. The unique petal window can project the shape of petals only one day a year. Although it is not very symmetrical, it is as beautiful as the irregular color projection.
Palazzo del PodestàMetropolitan City of Bologna,Italy
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Beach of Rimini,Italy
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The Basilica of San Domenico in Bologna this is not too known to tourists, yet it’s one of the richest churches in Bologna in art history.
It was erected by the Dominican Friars as a place to store the remains of San Domenico di Guzman, founder of the order and who arrived in Bologna around 1200. Inside there are priceless works of art by authors such as Guercino, Filippino Lippi and Ludovico Carracci.
In the Chapel of San Domenico stands the ark embellished with sculptures by Michelangelo, Nicola Pisano, Alfonso Lombardi and surmounted by a marble cornice modelled in 1469-73 by Niccolò da Puglia called “dell’Arca”, also author of the Lamentation over the Dead Christ (Compianto sul Cristo Morto) preserved in the church of Santa Maria della Vita.
The masterpiece of Renaissance inlay is the wooden choir of Fra’ Damiano da Bergamo, defined by contemporaries as the eighth wonder of the worldand also admired by emperor Carlo V.
The church also has a bell tower, erected in 1313 in Gothic style and 51 metres high. While the Convent of San Domenico houses a private theological university and the Library with a heritage of 90.000 volumes that span from Dominican philosophy, to Dominican theology, history and spirituality.
Walking around Giardini Margherita is one of the most relaxing things you can do in Bologna, especially during the sunset.
The park is nice and there’s a chalet on the pond where you can have a coffee and relax.
The pond is filled with fish, turtles, ducks and swans. If you can, bring something to feed them (although they never go hungry).
On the hillside of the park, there are a basketball and a volleyball fields, and during spring/summer trampolines and cotton candy!
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Giardini Margherita is the most popular park in Bologna as well as the largest covering 26 hectares.
It’s quite common for the locals to meet and relax there during the weekends, or enjoy a refreshing drink/ice cream/granita during the summer.
Inaugurated in 1879 as Passeggio Regina Margherita, the park still maintains most of its original layout inspired by the English Romantic parks. While the park was being laid out, an Etruscan burial ground was discovered where the magnificent travertine grave at the side of the central lawn was found.
On the southern side of the pond there is a short open-air stretch of the ancient Savena canal (1176), one of the waterways that once characterized the city.
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The Fountain of Neptune, nicknamed “Al Żigànt”, “the giant", in the bolognese dialect by the locals because of Neptune’s size, is located in Bologna in Piazza del Nettuno.
It was build and completed between 1563 and 1565 by the Palermitan architect Tommaso Laureti.
The statue was an early design by Giambologna.
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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Over the centuries, particularly between the 12th and the 13th century, Bologna was a city full of towers. Almost all the towers were tall (the highest being 97m), defensive stone towers; the number of towers in the city was very high, possibly over 200.
There are now 25 towers left without counting the hundreds of bell towers in the city.
The Two Towers, “Le due torri”, both of them leaning, are the symbol of Bologna, and the most prominent of Bologna. (Until 1919, there were 5 towers in this square)
The taller one is called the Asinelli while the smaller but more leaning tower is called the Garisenda. Their names derive from the families which are traditionally credited with constructing them between 1109 and 1119.
The Asinelli Tower was used by the scientists Giovanni Battista Riccioli (in 1640) and Giovanni Battista Guglielmini (in the following century) for experiments to study the motion of heavy bodies and the earth rotation. In World War II, between 1943 and 1945, it was used as a sight post: during bombing attacks, four volunteers took post at the top to direct rescue operations to places hit by Allied bombs.
Later, a RAI television relay was installed on top.
Architect Minoru Yamasaki is thought to have been inspired by the Towers when designing the World Trade Center during the 1960s.
The Garisenda Tower today has a height of 48 m with an overhang of 3.2 m. Initially it was approximately 60 m high, but had to be lowered in the 14th century due to a yielding of the ground which left it slanting and dangerous.
It was cited several times by Dante in the Divine Comedy and The Rhymes (a confirmation of his stay in Bologna), and by Goethe in his Italian Journey. The Two Towers have also been the subject of an eponymous poem by Giosuè Carducci as part of the Barbarian Odes. Charles Dickens wrote about the towers in his Pictures from Italy.
You can still visit and climb to the top of the Asinelli Tower.
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The University of Bologna, called “Alma mater studiorum - Università di Bologna” or shortened in UNIBO is the oldest university in the world.
Although it existed before its creation in 1088, it is in 1088 that is was structured, hence founded, as an organised guild of students (hence studiorum), creating the modern concept of university and the first place of study to use the term universitas for the corporations of students and masters.
Still to this day, it is one of the leading academic institutions in Italy and Europe. It is one of the most prestigious Italian universities, commonly ranking in the first places of national rankings.
“Via Zamboni” has been made during the 19th century the Main Street for students as they can find many faculties and libraries but also cafes and pubs to enjoy the typical student life (movida).
Many of the buildings are worth visiting and you might find some hidden museums and treasures.
Otherwise, when in Bologna, just take a walk and stroll along the street and enjoy the vibe.
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Walking around Bologna.
Spring is blossoming all around us and hopefully the new season will brighten our future.
Bologna is a gorgeous city. Walk around the city, the parks. Get lost, smell the flowers and replenish your soul.
#mynovgetaway After a one hour train ride from the stylish bustle of cosmopolitan Milan, we arrived in Bologna, a historical and cultural center in northeast Italy’s Emilia-Romagna region. It is a large city with an enormous railway station — a destination for international visitors as well as a connecting point for business people and local residents. But our itinerary moved us quickly out of the city by car to begin a 9-day journey through Emilia-Romagna beyond the locations commonly found in travel guides. Mr. TWS and I were to spend our first night in the village of Tredozio on the border of Tuscany about 40 miles southeast of Bologna. Exiting the busy main highway out of Bologna, our drive quickly turned scenic as we took winding roads through rural areas of vineyards and olive trees. A stop in the quiet village of Modigliana gave us the chance to cross the steeply-arched Ponte della Signora (San Donato Bridge) built in the 18th century and wander the streets of this town of under 5,000 residents. We met several friendly locals who helped us to find Antichi Sapori, a great place for a lunch of pasta fresca (fresh pasta). This was our first experience with the authentic homemade pasta of the region, made from scratch in the kitchen. It was the start of a long series of wonderful meals as we ate our way through Italy.
#mynovgetaway In Cesenatico, explore the old harbor, where beautiful boats moor and markets sell the freshest seafood. Learn about the town's connection with some of the world’s greatest thinkers. Finish your day on the pristine beach.
Start your tour at the charming town’s Canal Harbour. The town was originally formed at the start of the 14th century and the long canal was designed in 1502 by Leonardo da Vinci.
Much of the area’s activity still centers on the harbor. Sit in cafés overlooking the water or shop at the traditional fish market. Learn about Cesenatico’s seafaring past at the Marine Museum on the canal’s western side. Get close to navy ships from past generations and enjoy a 3-D animation show. Outside, the floating part of the museum displays multiple boats from the 19th and 20th centuries. Each is marked with intricate carvings. The boats’ unique, colorful sails are hoisted every day.
Across the road stands the Casa Moretti, the home of poet Marino Moretti, born in 1885. Admire original works from the man who supposedly sat on his windowsill and was inspired by watching the boats.
After a morning inside, enjoy the afternoon sun. The town is popular with cyclists for its open surrounding countryside. Rent a bike from town shops or borrow one from your hotel. In May, watch or join the Nine Hills race.
A more relaxing outdoor option is going to the beach. Rent lounge chairs, enjoy the sun and paddle in the calm, clear sea. Have a drink or meal at a waterfront bar or stroll into town to find more restaurants. Seafood is a Cesenatico delicacy. Request the specialty dish, Adriatic blue fish.
The town has numerous summer festivals. During early August’s Festa di Garibaldi, enjoy several days of parades followed by a magnificent fireworks display.
Cesenatico is on Italy’s east coast, a 4-hour drive north of Rome. Numerous hotels and villas available. Whether you want fascinating culture or long days by the sea Cesenatico has plenty of options.