Oh Bologna... even though its name is often confused with a interesting deli meat in America, you should never assume the food in Bologna will be anything but exquisite. And I don't use that word lightly.
The food in Bologna is incredible. All of my visits to this town have revolved around it. Yes, it's a town full of amazing buildings, canals, gorgeous libraries and churches, arched hallways of terrazo floors and history...but I will forever return to Bologna for the food. And luckily there's three meals in a day (plus snacks) to take advantage of all Bologna has to offer!
Bologna may seem off the beaten path but I promise it's not. Most people find themselves in this tasty town while traveling from Florence to Venice via train. It's also a great airport hub when flying around Europe. So, if you get the chance to add Bologna to your itinerary, I have two pieces of advice. 1 - Do it. And 2 - Bring your appetite.