Large numbers of tourists flock to Italy throughout the year, every year. Bologna attracts many of them, and for good reasons! One can fly to Bologna with Austrian Airlines and experience what this ancient and beautiful city has to offer. Located in the Po river Valley of Northern Italy, Bologna is the capital city of Emilia-Romagna. It is known for its picturesque streets, beautifully coloured houses and for being home to the world's oldest university. When sightseeing it is a good idea to start from the central Piazza Maggiore. While there you will discover the 13th century Palazzo del Podesta, the Church of San Petronio, and Neptunes Fountainde. It is a city known for its vitality and young student population. Also, Bologna is world famous for its cuisine. The culinary experiences the city has to offer alone, is enough reason for one to visit this magnificent place.