11 Superb things to do in Bologna

things to do in Bologna

In the time of Dante and other Italian poets, Bologna was known as the city of towers. The more towers a city had, the richer it was considered. Dozens of giant buildings embellished the skyline of Bologna and undoubtedly provided a magical view. Unfortunately, most of these towers have been demolished or collapsed, and there are now “only” about twenty-one …

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A visit to the Ferrari Museum in Modena and Maranello

ferrari museum in modena and maranello

Do you want to skip the lines or perhaps book the ultimate Ferrari experience? You can do so online! Tickets can be canceled up to 24 hours in advance.   From Bologna, I commuted to the two Ferrari museums in Modena and Maranello. The paradise for enthusiasts of these expensive cars! If you travel by train to Modena you might’ve …

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How to get to Murano from Venice? Info + what to see

Murano Venice

Do you want to learn more about the glas blowers of Murano? Then book a guided tour to both Murano and Burano. Online these only cost €20 per person. If you would rather plan everything yourself, then you can also buy tickets for the public transportation or just arrange your visit to one of the glass factories on the island. …

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Three great restaurants in Venice

best restaurants in venice

The small but cozy jazz restaurant “Laguna Libre” is hidden far away from the Saint Mark’s square. The pleasant and well-kept terrace is located along one of the many canals of Venice, but the nice thing here is that there are no hordes of tourists, and that you have to share the boats and gondolas with almost nobody. While I …

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A gondola ride in Venice

gondola ride Venice

Originally the gondola was the most popular means of transport of the Venetians (especially of the higher class), but today the vaporetto or water bus has become the most important way to get around the hundreds of canals in this idyllic city. Several centuries ago, there were still about 10,000 gondolas in Venice and now only 500 of them remain. …

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Visiting the catacombs of Paris

Catacombs of Paris

The waiting lines for the catacombs in Paris can be extremely long (a bit further down this article there’s a photo of the queue!). Therefore it’s not a bad idea to buy skip-the-line tickets. You can buy these through websites such as GetYourGuide. If you want a unique experience in these underground corridors, you can of course also book a …

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Visiting the Saint Mark’s Basilica in Venice

St. Mark's basilica Venice

Would you like to rent an audio guide for the Saint Mark’s Basilica? You can do so for only €4 per person. Do you prefer to visit the golden Saint Mark’s Basilica with a real guide, or perhaps even together with the Doge’s Palace? Check out these tours from GetYourGuide. You can cancel for free up until 24 hours before …

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The Bridge of Sighs

view from the bridge of sighs in Venice

La Ponte dei sospiri, as it’s so beautifully called in Italian, was designed in 1600 by Antonio Contin (who also designed the Rialto Bridge, one of Venice’s other top sights). This characteristic bridge of Venice is a short distance from the St. Mark’s Square and connects the Doge Palace with the Prigione Nuovo (new prison). This former jail is in …

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