At the Otello bar you get a smattering of Bolognese life; next to Piazza Maggiore where people tend to snatch a quick cup of ... More
At the Otello bar you get a smattering of Bolognese life; next to Piazza Maggiore where people tend to snatch a quick cup of coffee and escape from it all. They buy their cigarettes, try their luck on the pools and shut themselves off to concentrate on the sporting events, or talk about the days events or criticise Italian politics. Very much like many of Italy's bars, this bar is a little different in that the Bolognese dialect is used.
Best cappuccino I've had in Bologna, and it didn't cost me a fortune like in Florence. I liked the fact it was full of Bolognese business men who come in for a quick espresso. You also get to see a bunch of old bolognese talking about politics and what not.
I just got back from a trade fair trip to Bologna. My hotel was right in the city center. I personally was looking for a place that wasn't pretentious, didn't cost a fortune, and made great espresso and cappuccino. I found it here. I think the fact there weren't many foreigners around and seeing Bolognese from all walks of life go in here for a quick fix on their coffee/lotto/cigarette vice made me feel I was part of a real Italy and Bologna. Highly recommend it for a real Bolognese experience!
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This palazzo was built in 1549 and is thought to have been designed by Pellegrino Tibaldi. The Torre della Specola
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Cattedrale Metropolitana di San Pietro was built over the site of a Romanesque cathedral, destroyed by fire in 1141. The
architect Domenico Tibaldi designed the presbytery in 1575 and restored the Romanesque crypt, which can still be visited today. ...
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