Bologna is the capital of the Italian region called Emilia-Romagna, located in the north part of the country. The first settlements date back to 1000 BC, which is not that interesting since we are talking about Italy, a country where every rock is at least a couple of thousand years old. The distinct feature of Bologna is its well-preserved historic center. Parts of the city that are filled with renaissance architecture are among the largest in Italy. The main attraction are definitely the two high towers, Torri degli Asinelli e Garisenda, that are also the symbols of the Bologna. Another thing for which Bologna is famous worldwide is its University. It is the oldest University on the planet.