Bologna is a city of two interesting parts. One side is a dedicated, high-tech city situated in the super-rich Po valley where smooth musical show goers waltz out of glorious theaters and into a portion of the country's finest eateries.
The other is a bolshie, politically restless city that has the world's most established university and is acclaimed for its graffiti decorated piazzas loaded with somewhat intoxicated students swapping Gothic fashion tips.
La Dotta the educated one doffs a top to the city university established in 1088. La Rossa the red one suggests the pervasiveness of the earthenware medieval structures enhanced with miles of porticoes, and also the city's long-standing affinity for left-wing governmental issues.