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Culinary Institute Of Bologna

The Culinary Institute of Bologna for Foodies offers unique, hands-on cooking classes. Taught by English speaking, professional restaurant chefs, CIBO offers short pasta courses, as well as half-day, one-day, and multi-day cooking classes for amateur cooks to professional chefs. Our classes are NOT demonstrations, but rather, participants actively take part in all phases of the food preparation. All classes are aimed at advancing your knowledge and skills for preparing authentic Italian cuisine.

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Daniela Conte

Wedding planner

I am a wedding and events planner for Chicchi D'Arancio in Bologna. We spot the best venues in town for important events, and find the ideal location to suit every budget.

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Benedetta Cucci

Food Blogger

Here I am! My name is Benedetta Cucci, or Bea, or Bebe La Maitresse. My great passions are writing, cooking and music. Benedetta is a successful culture journalist at the Resto del Carlino and Bea is the author of the blog apranzoconbea, about honest food in Bologna, and the book Bea’s foodie Bologna. Bebe La Maitresse is a music fanatic and a DJ. The three of them live in Bolognina, the best neighborhood in town!

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Top 10 Highlights in Bologna

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Stay Editors

Yours truly

Recommended by Stay.com. Second in beauty to Venice by many standards, Bologna is one of the most romantic destinations in the world. In fact, the city caters to every age, and every taste. The extensive town center is one of the best preserved Medieval centers in all of Europe. When you visit Bologna, the following ten highlights should always be on your itinerary.

  1. Fontana del Nettuno dal palazzo di Re Enzo +Add

    Palazzo Comunale

    Home of Collezioni Comunali d'Arte
  2. Image of Fountain of Neptune (Fontana di Nettuno) +Add

    Fountain of Neptune (Fontana di Nettuno)

    Piazza Maggiore attraction
  3. Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District +Add

    Teatro Comunale di Bologna

    A higly regarded opera house in Italy
  4. Palazzo dei Banchi and Portico del Pavaglione +Add

    Portico del Pavaglione

    Once a very popular market area in Bologna
  5. Towers of the Asinelli and Garisenda (Torri degli Asinelli e Garisenda) +Add

    Towers of the Asinelli and Garisenda (Torri degli ...

    Symbollic towers in Bologna
  6. Santuario di Madonna di San Luca +Add

    Santuario di Madonna di San Luca

    A great basilica containing famous art
  7. National Picture Gallery (Pinacoteca Nazionale di Bologna) +Add

    National Picture Gallery (Pinacoteca Nazionale di ...

    Famous works of Bolognese art
  8. Piazza Maggiore +Add

    Piazza Maggiore

    A grand and historical site to see
  9. Metropolitana di San Pietro +Add

    Metropolitana di San Pietro

    Metropolitan cathedral of Bologna
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    Archaeological Museum (Museo Civico Archeologico)

    Displays of over 200,000 archaeological artifacts
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