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019: How to stay in a palace for $350 a month & We visit Bologna, Italy (Podcast)

019: How to stay in a palace for $350 a month & We visit Bologna, Italy (Podcast)

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Bologna, Italy Podcast Episode 019

019: How to stay in a palace for $350 a month & We visit Bologna

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In this Bologna, Italy Podcast episode:

Emilia Romagna is considered the belly of Italy. Bologna is regarded as having some of the best food, so not surprisingly this interview has a lot of food talk!

We discuss:

  • Feature Topic: Off Season Travel – Amazing Savings and the weather can be better than you think if you do your research. We detail exactly how we got to stay in a palatial apartment, 5 minutes walk from the beach for $350 a month.
  • Interviews: Nicholas Montemaggi from the Emilia Romagna Tourism talks about Bologna.
  • $5 Food & Fun – The Gelato Museum and Italy’s best kept secret… Aperitivo!


[tweetthis]Spaghetti Bolognese (red sauce) doesn’t exist! If you see it in Italy, It’s a tourist trap[/tweetthis]

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Austaria de lossa – Via Montana (Good Ragu with pasta – big shared tables)

Osteria dell’Orsa – Via Mentana 1 (no reservations)

Tratoria Anna Maria – Via della bellearti (Anna Maria Has been making the pasta since she was a child)

Trattoria Annamaria – Via delle Belle Arti 17

Cantina Venti Vollo – Via della bellearti (Includes Live Jazz)

Cantina Bentivoglio – Via Mascarella 4/B

University of gelato – do a gelato class, or just take a tour

Carpigiani Gelato University –

BYO Food place – 2 Euro Wine – Austaria de Sollia. Via Pescaria Veccia? One of the oldest Taverns in Italy.

Osteria Del Sole – Vicolo Ranocchi 1/D –

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When we aren’t getting free accommodation, we are getting much better value places by using AirBnB instead of staying in a traditional hotel. It also often leads to a more interesting, local experience.


Photos from Bologna, Italy Podcast



Our Palace in Essaouira

Bologna, Italy

tagliatelle ragu

Tagliatelle Ragu – NOT Spaghetti Bolognese


Bologna canals

The canals of Bologna


aperitivo Bologna

Aperitivo in Bologna nom nom nom


Anatomical museum Bologna

Anatomical museum Bologna



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