Brian McCombs wrote:Well, I may have exposed my ignorance with regard to world geography....I didn't realize Bologna was a town anywhere.
For your useless information. It is home to the reputedly oldest university in the western world which celebrated its 900th anniversary in 1988. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Bologna
Umberto Eco (The name of the Rose) is numbered among its academics.
The centre of the town features leaning towers (Assinelli) that make the tower of Pisa looking boringly upright.