This statue is well sculpted out of rock by an artist that is unknown to me. It depicts a carnivorous lion clearly destroying another animal.
On this statue, a mermaid is holding another mermaid by her hair and is about to kill her with a large rock!
Marco Minghetti was the Italian Prime Minister just after the mid-19th century (1863) for a year and a half. He was born in Bologna, which is why his statue lies in the historical square.
Because of Bologna’s remarkably rich cuisine, it is commonly nicknamed La Grassa; the fat one or the bountiful.
The Basilica of San Domenico was built right next to the St Nicholas Convent; however in the mid-13th century, they were merged into a singular large convent.
Mercato di Mezzo is one of Bologna’s biggest food markets! It is located just behind the Piazza Maggiore.
I went into a magical trance and into foodie heaven when I first stepped foot in the food markets of Bologna.
The colourful fruit and vegetable stands in the markets of Bologna are a great way to attract customers!
If you are on a budget on vacation in Italy, then be sure to wine and dine in the local trattorias, where prices are relatively much cheaper than the more formal restaurants around the cities.
The stained glass on the interior of the Church of San Petronio is absolutely beautiful and worth seeing when you visit the main square of Bologna.
The San Vitale de Agricola is one of the 7 churches situated in the Santo Stefano Square; it was built in the 5th century, which was when construction started in the complex.
The public library, the Sala Borsa, near the Piazza Maggiore is such a lovely historic building with such a large amount of culture and educational material for readers to get lost in.