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Bologna is an important cultural and artistic center, landmarks, monuments and architectural examples (medieval towers, churches, antique buildings) as well as many works of art which are the result of a first class architectural and artistic history. Bologna is also a major transportation crossroad for the roads and trains of Northern Italy. Many important mechanical, electronic and nutritional industries have their headquarters here.

it is also the home to prestigious cultural, economic and political institutions as well as one of the most impressive trade fair districts in Europe.

Bologna is also one of the wealthiest cities in Italy, often ranking as one of the top cities in terms of quality of life in the country.