With just 24 hours to spare in Bologna, there was only one thing on my mind. Can you guess?
Known to Italians as La Grassa, or The Fat One, Bologna has earned a solid reputation as a foodie paradise. In a country that takes its food very, very seriously, such a nickname can only be a compliment of the highest order.
Walking through Mercato di Mezzo, a cluster of narrow market streets off Bologna’s Piazza Maggiore, it becomes apparent that La Grassa isn’t just a nickname for the city. It’s a warning: La Grassa, The Fat One, is what you may very well become by the end of your visit.