Bologna is THE place to spend a weekend eating. It has the most amazing pasta you've ever tasted - apparently it's made from a different sort of flour, but it soaks up the sauce deliciously.
You must visit Tamburini. It’s an amazing deli but also a restaurant/cafe (self service), which has delicious food at lunchtime - packed out when we went, but well worth the queue.
It felt like a Bolognese institution to us.
Via Caprarie, 1 - 40124 Bologna; Tel: +39 (0)51 234726; Fax +39 (0)51 232226; www.tamburini.bo.it/
Hotel Torcolo is a small two-star hotel steps away from the Arena. Basic accommodation but perfectly clean, nice room and shower - all one needs really. The ladies who run the place are very friendly and full of tips about the best places to eat, and how to navigate the one way streets by car. Book parking with them in advance if you need it as this is limited as it's so central.
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