A weekend in Bologna
Our trip to Bologna was originally added to our itinerary so that my partner, a passionate car enthusiast, could visit all of the sports car factories which are located around the region. So, to be perfectly honest, I wasn’t expecting this to be a memorable part of our trip to Italy, but Bologna took me by surprise and really surpassed my expectations. Filled with vibrant walls and alleyways, and with delicious deli’s and restaurants around every corner, I couldn’t understand why I hadn’t heard more about this place before visiting. I loved roaming the streets all day and into the night, getting lost in the historical architecture of this colourful city. By the end of our weekend here, my legs were aching and tired, but every new corner was so inviting that I can’t help but keep walking a little further to explore more of this enchanting place.
Places to eat:
Salumeria Simoni – We walked by here after already having dinner, but decided we had to give this place a go and make space for a meat and cheese board (for dessert of course!). This was such a lovely way to sample the local products (which were all absolutely delicious) – definitely worth a visit.
Mercato delle Erbe – I really love visiting local markets when I travel, and creating some meals with whatever I find on the day. This is a lovely small market in an old hall, with a good selection of produce as well as meats, handmade pasta, olives and cheeses.
Sfoglia Rina – This is a really quaint, no frills place to eat pasta. The menu is simple but the delicious, and includes vegetarian and vegan options too.