The New York Times Travel Section says Bologna is everything that is right about Italy! The food and wine are great, the art is magnificent. Bologna is a modern city with an ancient point of view. It is located at the crossroads of three autostrada’s in northern Italy. the A1 goes north to Milan and south to Florence and Rome. The A13 goes north to Venice and the A14 goes south-east to Rimini and San Marino on the Adriatic coast. A classic dish here is Tortelini in Brodo.
From here you can head to Milan, the lakes, Venice or Florence easily. Enjoy Italy and your trip.
George & Jo Anne