Bologna is situated in Emilia Romagna region and is developed along the Via Emilia as an Etruscan and later Roman colony. The Via Emilia still runs straight through the city under the changing names of Strada Maggiore, VIa Rizzoli, Via Ugo Bassi and Via San Felice. Due to its Roman heritage, the central street of Bologna, today largely pedestrianized, follow the grid pattern of the Roman settlement.
The original Roman ramparts were supplanted by a high medieval system of fortifications, remains of which are still visible, and finally by a third and final set of ramparts built in the 133th century of which numerous sections survive. The most famous of the towers of Bologna are the central Due Torri whose iconic leaning forms provide a popular symbol of the town.
The cityscape is further enriched by its elegant and extensive porticoes, for which the city is famous. In total, there are some 38 kilometers of porticoes in the city’s historical center, which make it possible to walk for long distance sheltered from the elements. The portico di San Luca is possibly the world’s longest, it connects Porta Saragozza to the Sanctuary of the Madonna di San Luca, a church begun in 1723 on the site of an 11th century edifice which had already been enlarged in the 14th century, prominently located on a hill overlooking the town which is one of Bologna’s main landmarks.
The winding 666 vault arcade, almost four kilometers long, effectively links San Luca, as the church is commonly called, to the center of town. Its porticos provide shelter for the traditional procession which every year from since when it carried a Byzantine icon of the Madonna with Child attributed to Luke the Evangelist down to the Bologna Cathedral during Ascension week.
Other churches of Bologna is Basilica of San Petronio, one of the world’s largest churches. Basilica of Santo Stefano and sanctuary, Basilica of San Domenico and sanctuary, Basilica of St Francis, Basilica of Santa Maria dei Serevi and Church of San Michele in Bosco.
The province of Bologna was a province in the Emilia Romagna region of Italy, its provincial capital was the city of Bologna. It was replaced by the Metropolitan City of Bologna starting from January 2015.
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