Not on the typical foreign tourist's itinerary,this half medieval half Renaissance quiet city surrounded by more than 9 km of ancient walls,with more bikes than people(around 130,000)located in Emilia-Romagna deserves well its award of Unesco World Heritage Site.
Thanks to the ruling Este family,Ferrara,the birthplace of the painter Giorgio De Chirico offers wide avenues,grand squares,magnificent palaces and may be considered as "the first modern town in Europe"
Bologna is one of Italy's best kept secrets. Long considered to be the nation's food capital, it is also regularly listed within the top five cities in Italy for quality of life. Located in t…