Bologna - what to visit

Cattedrale Metropolitana di San Pietro (St. Peter's Cathedral, museum and bell) Headquarters of the bishopric, historical information dating from the tenth century but its origin is unclear. He suffered a devastating fire in 1141 and rebuilt on several occasions. It has paintings and wood carvings of unique beauty and historical value. The bell tower has a height of almost 70 meters was built in the thirteenth century around a preexisting cylindrical tower built in the tenth century (Via del Monte 7. Opened to the public from 8 to 12 am and 16 to 6:15 p.m.)
 Museo di San Pietro: Known as "the treasure of the cathedral" sacred furnishings exhibits used by the clergy since the fifteenth century in liturgical celebrations. (Via Nazionale 9. 9.30 to 12.30 Open 15 to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, Saturday from 9.30am to 12pm and from 15 to 4:30 p.m., Sunday from 15 to 17.30. Admission free)
Basilica San Francesco: example of French Gothic influence, this beautiful basilica dating from the thirteenth century had to be restored after the Second World War, are inside the "Arks of the commentators" (Piazza Malpighi 9. 6.30 Open to 12h and 15 to 19h)
Palazzo Podesta: built in the thirteenth century was the seat of civil government. Accompanying this dell'Arengo Tower building, whose bell summoning citizens to hear the ruling. Other old buildings that served the public are adjacent to it that is most important. Palazzo Re Enzo: also known as the "new building" to distinguish it from the city hall or "Palazzo Podesta" was built in 1244 as an annex of the former. Prison was Enzo, son of Frederick II, King of Sardinia. Many popular legends were woven around this building. (Piazza Re Enzo, only allowed the admission during special events). Have you read and really want to visit? This is a great idea, even if you have nothing but desire. In this case, you will help to travel loans see them here.
 Basilica of St. Domenico: a marble sarcophagus contains the remains of the saint. Built in 1211, after his death and to pay homage. The interior is richly decorated with frescoes, paintings and sculptures. (Open Monday to Friday from 7.30 to 15.30 to 13h and 20h, Saturdays from 7:30 to 13 and from 15.30 to 19.30h, Sundays and holidays from 8 to 13 and from 15.30 to 19.30)
Botanical Garden: Founded in 1568 and part of the University of Bologna is the fourth in the world after Pisa, Padua and Florence. It has a museum and herbarium. Guided tours are held on Saturdays at 10 am if there is a significant number of people who request and if staff is available. (Via Irnerio 42, open Monday to Friday from 8 to 15h and on Saturday from 8 to 13 hours)
Mercatto Piazzola: over 400 stalls of used clothing, antiques and curios in the oldest market in the city. You can find clothes and accessories of Italian brands at bargain prices. It is advisable to go early in the morning as the tourists not only visit, the Bolognese flock, the market takes place parking for over 1,000 cars. (Open Friday and Saturday from 6.30am to 20pm. Dell'Otto August Piazza, near the Giardini della Montagnola)
 The sights of Bologna rocketed to succeed throughout their streets, every tourist is a route according to their interests, all paths are possible in this beautiful and bustling city.
The city does not offer many attractions for children but the province has, especially in summer, many amusement parks, theme and water and do not forget that the public transport or roads, if you travel by car, are excellent.

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