From the classic Bologna…

… to ceramic evolution as a commitment to the future.

Bologna, with a clear cultural and commercial orientation, will be once again the capital for the ceramic tiles sector this September with the arrival of the International Exhibition of Ceramic Tiles, Cersaie 2014.

In the heart of the city, from Piazza Maggiore, starts a path that leads us to explore this well-preserved city recalling a history that tells how glorious its past was, with an interesting look into a constantly changing future.

Not surprisingly, the capital of the Emilia-Romagna province, in northern Italy, between the Reno and Savena rivers near the Apennines, is one of the best preserved historical cities and has Europe´s second largest medieval old town after Venice.

Palazzo d´Accursio, Palazzo Re Enzo or the Palazzo Podestà are some of the finest examples of the city´s architecture, funded by wealthy noble families, that preside over town. These buildings are worth visiting, without forgetting Garisenda and Asinelli, the Due Torri of Bologna, the Torre dellArengo, and the Piazza Fontana del Nettuno, or St. Petronio´s Basilica.

Founded by the Etruscans with the name of Felsina, it later became the Roman colony of Bononia. Eventually it evolved into Bologna. where the oldest University in the World was founded, which granted the city a long-lasting cultural reputation.

A great example of evolution supported by a memorable and lasting past, that we love to visit year after year to keep learning from it.