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European city with incredibly walkable streets offers culture and amazing food

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Said to be one of the most walkable cities in Europe, the Italian city of Bologna offers a wide range of interesting attractions that visitors are able to easily access on foot.

Located to the north of the country, Bologna’s history can be traced back to around 900 BCE, with many of the narrow streets in the city centre built before cars were invented.

According to the travel blog Lonely Planet, one of the best attractions in Bologna that tourists can easily walk to is Casa di Lucio Dalla.

Part of the city since the 15th century, this house used to belong to the singer Lucio Dalla from 1993 until his death in 2012.

Now open to the public, the eccentric performer’s home features an impressive collection of artwork and personal belongings. However, if tourists are interested in visiting Casa di Lucio Dalla, it is advisable to book in advance to avoid disappointment.

For tourists looking to learn more about Bologna’s spiritual side, the blog suggested taking a walk to Basilica di Santo Stefano, calling it the most unique religious site in the city.

A complex of religious buildings, Basilica di Santo Stefano is a collection of four churches that were built during different eras and therefore feature a unique range of architectural styling.

Inside each church is a unique array of artefacts, with one showcasing a collection of Roman carvings and masonry alongside the tombs of two saints.

Lonely Planet also recommended that those who wish to sample some local delicacies during their trip to Bologna should visit FICO Eataly World.

First opened in 2017, FICO is a large complex containing no fewer than 45 restaurants housed in a disused indoor marketplace.

However, in addition to the Michelin-starred cuisine, visitors can also watch pasta and gelato-making demonstrations and take a walk in the gardens.

Finally, whilst Italy’s most iconic landmark, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, is nearly 120 miles away, tourists can still witness a pair of inclined structures without leaving Bologna.

Torre degli Asinelli is a pair of leaning towers that can be found in the centre of the city, where they have stood for over 900 years.

Built by the powerful Asinelli family, the slightly taller structure of the two is said to be the world’s tallest leaning Medieval tower and can be climbed to get a good view of surrounding neighbourhoods.

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