The OROGOLD Store in Bologna, Italy
At the heart of this lively city is the Piazza Galvani, named after the famous Bolognese scholar, Luigi Galvani, whose statue is erected in the center of the square. Our OROGOLD store is located here. Visit us for exclusive VIP facials, product demonstrations, and exclusive deals.
Located in Europe and bordering France, Switzerland, Slovenia, San Marino, and Austria is Italy, a 301,340 sq km country with a population of more than 60-million people. It also borders Holy See (Vatican City). Sicily and Sardinia are its two major islands. Italy has a culture that many across the globe adore and appreciate, and it’s no surprise as to why considering its reputation for food, wine, music, art, fashion, literature, and more. When it comes to family, there’s nothing more important to an Italian. Their strong commitment and devotion to the family unit means an enviable closeness even in regards to extended family and those who don’t live in the vicinity.
The country’s rich history has captivated the interest of many. Although modern Italy was officially founded in 1861, its history dates back much further, so much so that Italy currently has 53 properties on the UNESCO World Heritage List with another few dozen more on the tentative list. Florence, home to the Duomo, is often referred to as the birthplace of The Renaissance. Italy is typically described as having a shape that resembles a boot; it has a 7,600 km coastline bordering the Ligurian Sea, Mediterranean Sea, Tyrrhenian Sea, Ionian Sea, and Adriatic Sea. It also features two major mountain ranges: the Apennines and the Alps. Also located in Italy, specifically in Campania, is Mount Vesuvius, a Stratovolcano primarily known for its eruption in 79 A.D. when it destroyed Stabiae, Herculaneum, and Pompeii.
Those looking to visit Italy are going to be met with a plethora of options for things to see and do; there truly is something for everyone. For starters, it’s a shopper’s paradise, so be prepared to do some serious shopping. Fashionistas also unite at the Milan Fashion Week. There are many more incredible events that take place in Italy throughout the year, such as the Carnevale di Venezia (The Carnival of Venice), that are not to be missed. Whether it involves a certain type of food, fashion, art, music, beauty, or something else in between, while spending time in the country, consider stepping out of your comfort zone and giving it a try.
When it comes to visiting Italy, it’s worth taking the time to get to know not just the popular (with good reason) tourist spots like the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Sistine Chapel, and the Colosseum, but to also experience Italy like locals do on a daily basis. Eat at local establishments, make time to enjoy coffee, shop at small boutiques, converse with the residents, and essentially enjoy life the way that it’s meant to be lived. Lastly, while you may be tempted to look at the country from behind a camera, truly take in all of Italy’s beauty; it’s everywhere around you. Whether it’s wandering through as many museums as possible, trying new dishes, taking a gondola ride, marveling at the architecture, and everything else that comes with visiting the country, Italy really is a wonderful experience for the soul.
With a population of more than 385,000, Bologna, Italy, is a vibrant city that’s one of the most populous in the country. It’s the capital of the Emilia-Romagna region and has a strong economy, especially in manufacturing. The historic city, which is located in the northern part of the country, has plenty to see, do, and explore whether you’re planning on visiting for only a little while or for an extended trip. Should you not want to go it alone, there are several walking tours you could take.
One of the many spots worth visiting in Bologna is the San Petronio Basilica which is located on the Piazza Maggiore. It’s been reported as being one of the largest churches in the world. Speaking of the Piazza Maggiore, it’s a special place that’s worthy of taking a seat and admiring. You may also want to head over to the University of Bologna which was founded in 1088 and has the distinction of being the oldest university in Europe. Don’t forget to check out the leaning towers of Bologna, as well.
Before you leave Bologna, take the time to enjoy some excellent meals in this foodie paradise. You’re surely going to want to try the tagliatelle al ragù and the tortellini. Make sure to also experience the gelato, and a great cup of a coffee is a must, of course. With so much to see and do in this beautiful medieval city, you’re going to want to make the most of every second.