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Bologna, Italy

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Bologna, Italy

Foodies with a craving for Italy’s most flavorful dishes know to head to Bologna, the culinary epicenter of Emilia-Romagna and a delightfully pedestrian-friendly city of 390,000. Designed in the 13th century with mandatory porticos lining its streets, it remains full of vaulted arcades and medieval passageways. Swap the ancient for the modern at the city’s newest museum, the Museo d’Arte Moderna di Bologna (a.k.a. MAMbo) and then prepare your taste buds for an extravaganza of tortellini, spaghetti Bolognese, Parma ham, mortadella, and local game—made all the more flavorful with truffles and fresh Parmesan cheese.

Don’t Miss: Bologna’s gelato also gets raves, so sample a scoop (or several) at Gelateria Gianni or Stefino.

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