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Less is more ... rather than overwhelming you with volumes of travel tips, here is a specific list of exclusive recommendations with Mr & Mrs Crystal's stamp of approval.

bars

Al Calice

Al Calice specialises in fresh oysters at sundown and jazzy music as the night crowd gathers. Located a few doors down from Rosa Rosé, it is no surprise that it is renowned as a meeting point for an aperitif or vino.

 View Map ... via Clavature 13, Bologna, Italy
Café De Paris

This is one of the hottest night spots at the moment where beautiful people cluster, enjoying the cool tunes spun by the house DJ. Popular Café de Paris serves inventive cocktails accompanied by good quality bar snacks. Seats on the terrace are best for people watching.

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 View Map ... Piazza Del Francia, 1/C, Bologna, Italy

what we think

The capital of the Emilia-Romagna region is home to bolognaise, affectionately known to the locals as “ragu”. Gastronomic indulgence is a passion that these Italians take great pleasure in. This delightful city is not flooded with hordes of tourists, which makes shopping in some of Italy’s most handsome streets and eating in some of the country’s most authentic restaurants so much more enjoyable. The city is full of texture, with its exposed brickwork, peeling paint and faded murals on the walls. With Europe’s oldest university at its core, a vibrant young crowd punctuates the city’s piazzas and the longest arcade in the world.