When I mention Bologna, everyone I know who has been to Bologna exclaims, I love Bologna! And I love Bologna! What’s not to love in this city that, for good or for bad, is rarely on the Top 10 lists of places to visit in Italy. So let’s keep it our little secret!
The Centro Storico of Genova is one of the largest and most well preserved medieval city centers in Europe. It’s narrow walk streets (caruggi) are jam-packed with bodegas of every kind, many have been there for more than a hundred years. An endless number of cafes, restaurants, tailors, butchers, fruit vendors, patisseries, spice vendors and street food vendors line every street, walkway, and alley. Each path seems to lead to a picture-perfect Piazza surrounding an ancient or medieval church. The seductive selection of things to do and see and eat and discover seems never-ending, mind-boggling, dizzying.