Protected from the wind and the weather, this is where you will find boutiques, grocery stores and bookshops, which mainly owe their existence to Bologna’s numerous students. The heart of the city is formed by the Basilica di San Petronio, the fifth largest Gothic church in the world, and the Fountain of Neptune. The trident of the god of the sea may look familiar to you - it forms the Maserati logo.
If you want to see leaning towers, you don't have to travel to Pisa. Bologna has some of those too. In the Middle Ages, there were countless (residential) towers in the city, and seventeen have survived - albeit somewhat warped, such as the Garisenda or the Asinelli Tower, whose viewing platform can be reached by way of 500 steps. From there you cannot only enjoy a magnificent view of the city, but also see the dolce vita on the piazza below.