|Bologna's iconic Neptune Fountain located in the center of the city,
the work of sculptor, Giambologna, completed about 1567
|Bologna--one of Italy's most important
cities during the Renaissance.
|Postcard views of Bologna's old city, its walls, its gates, its churches, it's arcades,
its fountain, even its own "twin towers."
|le Due Torri
|WW II bombs and urban development have eliminated all but a few such towers today.
|Bologna's San Petronio, begun in 1390 and named for a 5th-century local saint.
|Basilica of San Domenico, Bologna
|The interior of Bologna's Basilica San Petronio
|A pilgrimage not for the faint of heart (unless you have a car).
|Wars, political infighting, an plague have been hard on the city,
but a surprising amount antiquity has survived.