The Emilia-Romagna region of northern Italy is famous for fine cuisine. Let's see how it does for museums. Do you like looking at the stars? The Museo della Specola at the Department of Astronomy of Bologna University should interest you. For more information consult http://www.bo.astro.it/dip//Museum/MuseumHome.html
Another fine, somewhat unusual choice is the Museo Internazionale e Biblioteca della Musica di Bologna that boasts beautiful art work as well as instruments and manuscripts. For more information consult http://www.museomusicabologna.it/information_eng.htm
For a more traditional museum, located in a building dating back to the Fifteenth Century visit the The Civic Archaeological Museum of Bologna. For more information consult http://www.comune.bologna.it/museoarcheologico/inglese/informaz/informa.htm
You may remember the famous movie, The Garden of the Finzi-Continis, 1971 Oscar winner for the best foreign language film. It took place in the city of Ferrara, and focused on a Jewish family. The city hosts a Museo Ebraico (Jewish Museum). For more information consult http://ww3.comune.fe.it/museoebraico/index_e.htm
If you are in Ferrara, you must not miss the Fourteenth Century Castello Estense with its violent past, including holding anti-Facist prisoners during World War II. By the way, you can see the Finzi-Contini film or others in the screening room. For more information consult http://www.castelloestense.it/eng/
Levi Reiss has authored or co-authored ten books on computers and the Internet, but to be honest, he would rather just drink fine Italian or other wine, accompanied by the right foods. He teaches classes in computers at an Ontario French-language community college. Visit his website www.travelitalytravel.com devoted to Italian travel with an accent on fine Italian wine and food. Visit his central wine website www.theworldwidewine.com with weekly reviews of $10 wine and columns devoted to various aspects of wine including wine and food, humor, trivia, organic and kosher wine and lots more.
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