Tag: Bologna

Hotel Touring in Bologna

Why Hotel Touring in Bologna is a Hidden Gem

Who doesn’t like value for money?  I know I do.  Finding a good quality three star hotel is like searching for a needle in a haystack. In my experience, many independent hotels (except for the ones associated with a reputable brand like Small Luxury Hotels) are generously allocated their star rating.  We don’t tend to

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The Archignassio

The Archignassio: A Paean to Human Curiousity in Bologna

“If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.” Isaac Newton (1676) This expression is even older than Newton himself even though he was the first to popularise it in the English language. This phrase came to mind when I visited the Palazzo dell’Archiginnasio in Bologna Italy.  The Archignassio was

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Five Reasons to Visit Bologna with Kids

I was a little surprised when I heard our hotel concierge at Hotel Touring say that Bologna is not considered a particularly child-friendly city for tourism. Lots of families from the north of Italy pass through the town in the summer though on their way to the beaches and countryside of the south of Italy.

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