The university of Bologna, founded in 1088, is the oldest existing university in the world, and was an important centre of European intellectual life during the Middle Ages. A unique heritage of medieval art, exemplified by the illuminated manuscripts and jurists'tombs. Noteworthy students present at the university in centuries past included Dante, Petrarch, Copernicus...and in 1732 the firts woman was admit to teach called Laura Bassi.
Bologna is the largest city of Emilia-Romania Region in Northern Italy, is the seven most populated in Italy. Home to the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088, Bologna hosts thousands of students who enrich the social and cultural life of the city. Famous for its towers (torre degli asinelli) and lengthy porticoes. Bologna is home to prestigious cultural, economic and political institutions as well as one of the most impressive trade fair districts in Europe.