Restaurant review: I Carracci, Bologna, Italy

With both rustic and innovative menus that sample the best produce from the Emilia-Romagna region – not to mention an impressive Baroque fresco – this grand restaurant will impress foodies and art lovers alike, says Anisha Patel

Six ways to see the real Bologna

With an authentic food scene you can get involved in and relaxing out of town retreats, Bologna is a feast for the senses, says Caroline Egan

Five alternative cities with Christmas markets

Warm your hands with mulled wine and fill your pockets with stocking-sized treats in these Christmas-friendly cities