Bologna is the capital of the Emilia-Romagna region, located in northeast Italy. Today, Bologna is a well-preserved historical center and has historically served as a major urban center. The University of Bologna is the world’s oldest university and past students include Dante, Petrarch, and Copernicus.


Latitude: 44.493275755109
Longitude: 11.343011863064

Timeline of Events Associated with Bologna

Date Event Manage
1 Feb 1861

Italy is united

Portrait of Vittorio EmanueleOn February 1861, Vittorio Emanuele II of Piedmont is crowned king of Italy: Italy is formally united, with Turin as the capital city. Image: Vittorio Emanuele II of Savoia (c. 1840s-1850s), Museo nazionale del Risorgimento, Torino (author unknown). This image is in the public domain in the United States because its copyright has expired.


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