Get Out Of Town: BOLOGNA

Visit Bologna

Although we’re firmly loyal to the Eternal City, a weekend getaway is never a bad idea. Each issue we’ll choose a new destination and tell you just why it’s worth visiting this month.

Found a little over two hours away from the Capital by train, the northern city of Bologna charms with its miles of characteristic portici – hearty comfort food like tagliatelle al ragù and tortellini (earning it the nickname la grassa, or “the fat one) – and also happens to be the birthplace of L’Università di Bologna, the oldest university in the world.

January also sees a trio of top exhibits.


The Gelman Collection Bologna

The Gelman Collection: 20th-century Mexican Art features the works acquired by married couple and avid art collectors Jacques and Natasha Gelman. The exhibit is composed of masterpieces by Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, María Izquierdo and other great Mexican artists.

Palazzo Albergati. Via Saragozza, 28.

Dali Experience Bologna

The Dalí Experience is a multimedia journey where works of the iconic surrealist converse with interactive installations like 3D animations and projections in an innovative twist on your standard exhibit.

Palazzo Belloni. Via Barberia, 19.

David Bowie Exhibition Bologna

Bowie – L’Europeo: Fotografie di Philippe Auliac displays photographer Auliac’s shots of the legendary David Bowie during the 70s, when the singer’s rock star status was cemented.

Biblioteca di San Giorgio in Poggiale. Via Nazario Sauro, 22.

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