Weekend Guide To...Bologna

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Bologna, capital city of Emilia-Romagna in the Po Valley of Northern Italy is home to the oldest university in the world and with it a large student population of culture vultures and budding PUMA Socialites wanting to enjoy the many cosmopolitan delights Bologna has to offer!!

Known for its well-maintained historical sites, art, music and cultural life, Bologna seemed a perfect locale for our next After Hours reconnaissance mission. So, we (slightly reluctantly) put down our giant PUMA Social HQ ping pong paddles, hung up the pool cues and packed our overnight bags for another epic weekend...

Get the low down with our Bologna weekend guide!

What to eat? Anything with a Bolognese (ragù) sauce. Where do you think they got the name from?! The world’s most famous pasta sauce originated here consisting of pureed tomatoes, beef and red wine. The region is also great for cured meats and cheeses, as well as being full of excellent vineyards – we would, however, recommend loading up on the pasta carbs before spending your afternoon wine tasting! Otherwise, you may not even make it out to experience Bologna’s After Hours entertainment!

Where to go? Check out the city’s iconic Two Towers, Basilica of San Petronio, the Piazza Maggiore (Major Square), stroll along Bologna’s vast arcades or take an expert Italian cooking class. And if you haven't slopped ragù all over your favourite tee already, hit up some bars in the university district of via Zamboni and mix it up with the local PUMA Socialites! 

Where to shop? Shopping is all about exclusivity in Bologna. If you fancy adding one more outfit to that ever-expanding wardrobe of PUMA Social chic, head to the designer paradise of Via Rizzoli, Via D’Azeglio, Via Farini and Via Castiglione for the best of Italian fashion.

What to wear? Like PUMA Social, Italians love accessories so why not dress for winter with our oversized Sloane beanie?

Where to party? Enjoy a late night of style, scoring and socializing at our next party @ Kindergarten on Saturday!

What to say? Ho perso il mio numero di telefono, potrebbe prestarmi il suo?

Translation: I’ve lost my telephone number, could I borrow yours?!

Where are your Bologna hotspots?

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