The capital of Emilia-Romagna; located in northern Italy east of the Apennines.
Industrial city and capital of Emilia-Romagna, Italy, 80 km/50 mi N of Florence; It was the site of an Etruscan town, later of a Roman colony, and became a republic in the 12th century. It came under papal rule 1506 and was united with Italy 1860.
The city has a cathedral and medieval towers, and the university, which dates from the 11th century, laid the foundations of the study of anatomy and was attended by the poets Dante, Petrarch, and Tasso, and the astronomer Copernicus.
Sinonimi: Bologna sausage
Large smooth-textured smoked sausage of beef and veal and pork; SYN. Bologna sausage.