The Amateur Traveler talks to Ira Bernstein about two lesser-visited cities in Italy – Turin, and Bologna.
Turin has the reputation as the Detroit of Italy because of its long association with Fiat but that nickname does not express the beauty of the city, the warmth of its people nor the quality of its wine.
Bologna has a reputation for good food in a country known for its good food which may be one of the reasons that Bologna is known as “the fat”. The city is the home of bolognese sauce and lasagna.
It also lays claim to one of the oldest if not the oldest university in Europe.
Ira takes us on a tour of surprising museums (like the largest Egyptian museum outside Cairo), pivotal history and of course wonderful food.
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1796 map of Italy
1810 map of Italy
The synagogue of Casale Monferrato in Turin
National Museum of the Cinema in Turin
Museo Egizio – largest Egyptian museum outside Cairo
Museum of Oriental Art in Turin
Hotel Alpi Resort in Turin
Jewish Museum of Bologna
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