Via Inferno 24 - 40100 Bologna (BO) Italy
"Si,allora, vorrei un'insalata di
e una mezza porzione di lasagna."
(from The Broker by John Grisham)
GRISHAM AND BOLOGNA
The wonderful city of
Bologna is basking in the glow of attention afforded by American writer
John Grisham, who has chosen to ambient most of his latest novel The
Broker in its medieval city centre.
Grisham claims to love Italy and he certainly loves Italian food.
He took up residency in Bologna, got to know the city, made the rounds to
all of Bologna's best restaurants (there are many), took some Italian
lessons, went home and wrote his book...
... Grisham visited the major sites of the city, San Petronio (the main
basilica of Bologna, began in 1390), the 16th century Piazza del Nettuno
with its wonderful fountain of Neptune, the Medieval tower of the
Asinelli, and the landmark 18th century sanctuary of San Luca on the hill
Start your tour from Piazza Maggiore,
the heart of the city, where are Accursio Palace,
seat of the city hall, the Neptune Fountain,
St. Petronio Basilica. Follow the
porticoes on the left of the church to reach
the Archiginnasio Palace,
first permanent seat of the oldest university of the world founded in
1088. Then turn left till the most beautiful square of Bologna, Piazza
Santo Stefano and the religious complex of
St. Stephen with its seven churches.
Follow via Santo Stefano and arrive to Piazza Ravegnana and
the two towers Asinelli and Garisenda.
Visit the ancient Ghetto taking via dei Giudei at the left of the Towers,
at the end turn left and then right: you are in via Inferno: you've found
TAKE A BREAK AT "THE BROKER"S"
Cesarina Restaurant” Via S. Stefano, 19/b.
Specialities: lasagne, tortellini, fried in 'Italia' style, boiled meats, Bolognese cutlet
Via Clavature, 18/b. Is an
historic Bolognese eatery frequented by all kinds of people. It attracts
university students, tourists and, of course, native Bolognese who are
very fond of this place. You will often run into famous Italian singers
like Lucio Dalla, Luca Carboni and many others. It’s the perfect solution
for a quick, light lunch and especially pleasant for an intimate cocktail
or drinks with a number of friends.
Bar Fontana, Caffe' Atene, Franco Rossi Restaurant, and
many many others: try finding them by yourself!
what to do in Bologna and around
maps of Bologna
University of Bologna
Bologna "Marconi" airport
ATC Bus Company
Cotabo Taxi site
Cat Taxi site