Wednesday, 14 October 2009

IDSS @ 2009 Part 2 : Bologna

Part 2 of my Italian Design Summer School: Bologna. University of Bologna -the oldest university of western world, is the host for the program. It will be great to have the lectures held in the old campus in the town, but to save the time to travel from the dormitory, we spent most of our time in a small lecture room inside the dormitory itself and some lab work in the mechanical engineering faculty. Anyway, we definitely won’t miss the chance to tour around the city.

Bologna is the capital city of Emilia-Romagna, in the Po Valley (Pianura Padana in Italian) of northern Italy, one of the most developed cities in Italy. Despite Bologna plays important role as important commercial, industrial, and communications hub in modern days, Bologna remained one of the best preserved cities in Europe, where Bologna historic centre contains a wealth of important churches and monuments.

Too much photo to share for this post, and it will be a pain to keep scrolling down a long post. I will only include some of them in this post and for a full album please go to the end of this post for the slideshow :)

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Piazza Maggiore – one of the finest squares in Italy house, is surrounded by the Palazzo dei Notai, the Palazzo d'Accursio, the Palazzo del Podestà and the Basilica of San Petronio. Here, San Petronio is the main church of Bologna. A 15th-century fresco inside was claimed insulting to Islam, and the church was under unsuccessful terrorists attempt a few years ago.  

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One of the University Museum in the Palazzo Poggi Museums, Museo Ostetrico (Obstetric Museum) - a museum devoted to obstetrics.  9He4ys fWKPVW

My first Italian meal!! Pizze Porcini (Italian Porcini Pizza) & Tortellini (a kind of ring-shaped pasta originally from Bologna).   dzaWWF H1iWMP

Pinacoteca Nazionale di Bologna (National Picture Gallery), with some of the best works of Bolognese painters of the 14th-18th centuries.

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Santo Stefano – another historical church  Ur0gNd oQgZcI

Anatomical theatre – institution used in teaching anatomy at early of Bologna University’s Medical School. kklwOL bdkcDX Rqk4I8 fINTb4

The two towers, the landmark of the city.

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Inside the Asinelli Tower, one of the two towers. 5a9fKs

Panoramic view of the city from the tower

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Saturday nights, musical night!!

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Last night in Bologna – wandering around the city with my tripod.

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