Towers and Tortellini: Take a Bite of Bologna

They like to be different, the Bolognesi, and proud of it. Start chatting to a local in a bar and they’ll soon trot out the great triple cliché: Bologna is La Dotta (the learned), La Rossa (the red) and La Grassa (the fat). They’ll laughingly plead guilty to all three.

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