Bologna has a rich visible musical history as well as a vibrant performance culture.
Antica Drogheria della Pioggia – A Traditional Italian Grocery
The Antica Drogheria della Pioggia is an old style Italian grocery store and a fascinating place to shop.
Martin Luther in Bologna
Does this long covered up fresco in Bologna contain a portrait of Martin Luther?
The Etruscans and Bologna
Bologna was founded by the mysterious Etruscans and museums and ruins in the area give us a glimpse into their culture.
The Meridian Line of San Petronio
Come and watch the sun’s image cross the meridian line in Saint Petronio and discover an astronomical instrument from the past.
The Walls of Bologna
Discover the stately remains of Bologna’s three sets of walls.
Santo Stefano – Bologna’s Mystical Past
Santo Stefano is Bologna’s spiritual centre with a history stretching back to a Roman times.
Historic Shop Signs in Bologna
The historic shop signs of Bologna are a window into the past as well as a rich resource for those interested in old fonts.
The Descent of the Madonna of San Luca
Once a year the icon of the Madonna of San Luca returns to the city for a week in a colourful procession then returns up the hill in a people’s procession.