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Bologna - Bologna, Italy

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Bologna - Bologna, Italy

Bologna - Wikipedia

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Bologna (/[email protected][email protected]/; UK also/[email protected][email protected]/) (listen); Bolognese : Bulaggna [bu’ln:a] Latin: Bononia is the capital and biggest city in the Emilia–Romagna Region of Northern Italy. It is home to approximately 400,000 people and 150 nationalities. The city's metropolitan area houses more than 1,000,000 residents. [5] The Fat, Red, and Learn'd City is home to more than 1,000,000 people. This is due to its rich cuisine, red Spanish tiled roofs, left-wing politics[6] and the oldest university in western Europe. [7]

The city was originally Etruscan and has been a major urban centre for centuries. It was first called Felsina by the Etruscans. Later, it was called Bona by the Celts. The Romans later made Bona their capital. In the Middle Ages, it became a signoria and a free municipality. Bologna is known for its towers and churches, and long porticos. This historic centre has been well preserved thanks to careful restoration and conservation policies that began in the 1970s. [8] Home to the oldest university in the Western world,[9][10][11][12][13] the University of Bologna, established in AD 1088, the city has a large student population that gives it a cosmopolitan character. It was designated European capital of culture in 2000[14] and UNESCO's \"City of Music\" in 2006. The city joined the Creative Cities Network. [15] The city's long porticoes were designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2021. [16][17]