Bologna

Bologna has much more to offer than just its famous Bolognese Sauce. The characteristic arcades (covered walkways) date back to the twelfth century, its university–founded in 1088–is one of the oldest in Europe, and the gothic Basilica of San Petronius is one of the largest in the world. Students will also have the chance to see the “sette chiese,” a complex of seven religious buildings that date back to the 4th century and climb the Asinelli tower to get a breathtaking view of the city. And of course, the culinary culture of Bologna is famous for good reason!