1. Università di Bologna
What is it? The oldest university in Europe.
Why go? Established 930 years ago, Università di Bologna holds the title of world’s oldest university in continuous operation, and the city is built around its student population. Head to the east of the city to soak up the atmosphere. Wander around the beautiful university buildings and pop into one of the student bars with a copy of Dante’s ‘Inferno’ under your arm and see if you can blend in.