The Italian Diaries: Bologna

Oh Italy! Country of wine and cheese, prosciutto and salt-free bread. Never eat bread in Italy. Never. On the 22nd of June K and I boarded a plane for a last-minute getaway to the sun. With a temperatures up to 30°C all day every day, we enjoyed ice creams while walking through the tiny streets of Bologna, the massive crowds in Firenze and over the cutest little bridges in Venice.

Today I’m sharing my pictures from Bologna. Located in central northern Italy, this city was the perfect base camp for our entire stay. We slept in a hotel a little outside the city center, but very close to the train station and the bus stop to the airport. Bologna hasn’t fallen pray to mass tourism yet, so the prices at restaurants and local bars are very reasonable. The only downside really being that not many restaurateurs and store employees speak or understand any English… . Famous for their Mortadella sausages and column galleries, this city was one after my heart. Food + covered sidewalks meant I was never hungry and I didn’t get the sunburn I was preparing myself for. Please enjoy these photo series and I’ll show you part two next Thursday! 

  

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  • I love this post! About 2 years ago I went with my husband to Tuscany. We visited a lot of cities and your pictures brought it all back! I miss the cheese so much, hopefully one day I'll be able to board a plane for a "last minute getaway" to Italy haha.

    And, I'll take your bread! Pass the bread! 🙂

  • I bet the city is beuatiful, the photos are stunning! By the way, how's the Bolognese sauce?! haha

  • mmmh the food looks so good

  • Wauw, de foto's zijn echt prachtig, dat gestreept shortje is ook heel leuk!

  • these pictures are stunning! makes me wish I could just hop on a plane real quick 😉

  • ooooh leuke foto's en je outfit ook!

  • Ik ben nog nooit in Italië geweest, zo'n schande eigenlijk…
    En die foto met het gestreepte shortje is superleuk!

  • the food looks so yummy! i hope to make it to italy sometime soon.

  • Ah! Bolanga isn't far from the area I was at when I was teaching English (the Parma area). Didn't notice anything with the bread, but it was so funny that for a place famous for the food, there were things I couldn't comprehend either (weird pickled veggies and rice dish).

    Bolanga looks gorgeous and you took such great photos. Can't wait to see more!

    • We actually had wanted to visit Parma! But we opted for Venice and Florence instead, because Kenneth really wanted to go back to Florence and had never been to Venice before 🙂

  • Beautiful! You look great in Italy! What an incredible trip!

  • heya Nikki, i wanted to send you a note of thanks for visiting me. i kinda went off the grid for a while there and really missed the blogging connections i'd made, like YOU! so thanks again for stopping by…you're the real deal and then some 🙂

    so glad to hear about this awesome Italy excursion!!! i absolutely adore every inch i explored on trips there too. it's off the charts incredible. the photos are magnificent, takes me right back and i really think i was standing in a few of the same spots as you. how cool is that?! omg though, did you try the Limoncello????? frickin' otherworldy is what. xo ♥

  • Prachtige foto's, zoals altijd!

    xoxo

  • Oh such beautiful photos! I love your cute casual tourist outfits too 🙂

    The buildings look amazing 🙂 Looking forward to seeing more pics!

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  • I've been to Bologna! Charming little city. I bought a cute little owl mirror while I was there and think of Bologna whenever I see it 🙂

    Love your striped shorts!

  • I'm studying near Bologna. Actually, my faculty is part of the Bologna's university. I have to say that it's not one of my favorite cities, but it's not bad. Your photos are lovely and I hope you have a great time in my country. Can't wait to see the pictures of Firenze and Venezia.

  • Ooh Italy is so beautiful!! Super mooie foto's :p
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  • Super leuke foto's! en yum alles ziet er lekker uit! Love the striped shorts!

  • Zo'n mooie foto's, ik ben nog niet vaak in Italië geweest jammer genoeg. Bologna, Firenze en Venetië staan al een tijdje op mijn verlanglijstje. Ik ben dus benieuwd naar uw volgende verslagen! 🙂

  • Beautiful shots, and I love those striped shorts!!

  • I'm obsessed with italy! my boyfriend and I went last year and I can't wait to go back!

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  • oh my goodness everything looks amazing!

  • These photos are absolutely amazing! So jealous- I would love to travel to Italy someday!

    Xo, Hannah

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  • Beautiful landscape & architecture.
    I want a bite from the last photo lol 🙂

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  • stunning pictures! I can't get over how BLUE the sky is!!
    xx
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  • beautiful pictures- bologna looks so gorgeous <3

  • Such lovely places with yummy food. Every snapshot was simply breathtaking. I am indeed envious!

  • Oh, I adore Italy. It had to be a great trip Nikki because your pictures are wonderful 🙂

  • prachtige foto's

  • Wonderful pictures! I'd love to go back to Italy someday!

  • You have a great blog. Should we follow each other? Let me know. Have a nice day. 🙂

  • oh wow, those mountains and the countryside! it looks incredible there! i've never been to bologna (though i've been to florence, rome and milan) but if i decide to go back to italy it'll be on my list of places to see.

    little henry lee

  • Barcelona is zo leuk! Wil er nog eens terug gaan .. tijdens de sale haha , zara is er zo goedkoop dan 😀

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  • i love the detail shots like of the windows and the mirrors- i think that that shows the true character of a place 🙂 and your mountain shot is STUNNING. so beautiful. i also loved all the food shots, haha, of course. and was it funny trying to talk to vendors when they didn't know english? when i was in india we had to do a lot of charades to try and get what we want, haha

    xo marlen
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  • So gorgeous! Absolutely incredible photos, I want to go to Italy very soon! 🙂 Happy weekend.

  • Looks so lovely! It is a lifelong dream of mine to visit Italy.

    X
    Molly
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  • These are beautiful photos. The scenery and architecture is amazing. It sounds and looks like a great place too see, glad you had a good time.

  • Oh my Nikki, these are gorgeous photos! What could be more perfect than having a cool treat on a hot day in Italy?? I hope I can make it there someday 🙂

  • What an incredible trip! I would love to visit there! You look like you are having so much fun! Love your cute striped shorts, perfect for traveling!!

    Rebecca
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  • Oh yes, I need this NOW! And yes, Italian bread is disgusting, ugh!

    <3

  • these images are amazing. I cannot wait for the day I get to travel to Europe! *can't wait!*
    xo,
    nancy

  • i really enjoyed this post!! I'm all for travel posts!! 😀 you made me want to go on vacay ASAP! hahaha!

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  • Lovely pictures!
    I really want to go to Bologna! I've been to Florence and Rome, but I wanna visit Bologna so badly!
    Nice blog
    xoxo

  • wonderful pictures lovely natural beauty, i think is very lovely visiting place bologna, hope if i am gonna to chance i will visit there. thanks for sharing streetwear

  • gorgeous pics!

  • Ooooh zo moooooi mooi mooi!