Bologna has earned its global reputation as a gastronome’s paradise. A number of culinary staples were born in this vibrant Italian town, from which a bouquet of succulent flavors have evolved over the years. Get in the right frame of mind during your flight to Bologna with Alitalia’s gourmet meals, voted “Best Airline Cuisine” for the fifth consecutive year.
Hungry visitors travel to Bologna from far and wide each year to sample the rich tapestry of flavors on offer. Sample the local specialties – tortellini, mortadella and locally cultivated Pignoletto wine. Finish off the day with an aperitivo at one of Bologna’s many bars, and order the local special ‘spritz,’ a combination of Prosecco and Aperol, to round out your days-long feast. For a breathtaking view with your meals, head to Via Piella, which boasts some of the city’s most beautiful canals.
Book your tickets to Bologna for a summer visit and enjoy the spectacular number of dance, music, and drama street performances that erupt throughout the city’s piazzas. A trek through the world’s longest portico (nearly four kilometers) to the top of San Luca can be the perfect outing to help offset the extravagant meals of the previous day.