Art critic Andrew Graham-Dixon and Chef Giorgio Locatelli Team up Again for a Journey Around Northern Italy in BBC Two's Italy Unpacked

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Citalia, the leading Italian specialist, is offering its customers great offers to Bologna following Episode one of BBC’s Two’s Italy Unpacked which see’s Andrew Graham-Dixon and Giorgio Locatelli explore the art, culinary culture and landscape of the city

After the successful journey around Sicily in the BBC’s Sicily Unpacked, art critic Andrew Graham-Dixon and Chef Giorgio Locatelli have teamed up again to explore the art, culinary culture and landscape of Northern Italy. The two men will visit the major cities of Turin and Milan and the not so well known but beautiful Mantua and Ferrara. Episode one of three is airing this Friday, 11 January 2013 at 21:00, and will see the duo visit Bologna and its historical medical school, the Anatomical theatre and the stunning Archiginnasio library. Bologna, like its neighbouring Northern cities, is a mix of ancient masterpieces and modern contemporary Italian art. Andrew and Giorgio will learn all about its oldest buildings whilst experiencing the friendly atmosphere and enjoying the local cuisine.

Bologna, one of the richest regions and gastronomic cities of Italy, is a city famous for its sights and cuisines. Also known as La Grassa, meaning the fat, Bologna is the inventor of Bolognese sauce and known for its tortellini and tagliatelle. There is so much to see and do in Bologna, it will be hard to spilt your time between sightseeing and eating. Follow in the footsteps of Andrew and Giorgio and visit Europe’s oldest university and explore for yourselves the magnificent Gothic cathedral, medieval churches and two leaning towers. Enjoy Bologna’s cafés, bars, restaurants, variety of shops, opera, theatre and many other night time spots.

Citalia, the leading Italian Specialist for 85 years, is offering its customers great offers with fantastic extras on holidays to Bologna. Citalia, with its wealth of knowledge, can take its customers right to the heart of Northern Italy and Italy’s culinary capital Bologna. Stay three nights at the four star Al Cappello Rosso from £289 per person. Departing 2 July 2013 from London Gatwick, this offer is on a bed and breakfast basis and includes one free night, £100 January Sale discount, online booking discount and a saving of up to £273 per couple. Hotel Al Cappello Rosso is one of Bologna’s oldest hotels dating back over 600 years. The hotel is located in the heart of the city and is the perfect base for exploring its monuments, medieval streets and charming shops.

Take advantage of three nights at the three star Metropolitan Bologna from £279 per person. Departing 13 August 2013 from London Gatwick, this offer includes £100 January Sale discount, 10% early booking discount, online booking discount and a saving of £158 per couple. This traditional family-run hotel is located in the historic centre of Bologna. This contemporary yet classic European decorated hotel has the privileged location near Via dell’Indipendenza which leads to Bologna Centrale station, great for reaching other cities, as well as being close to its museums and shops.

Citalia customers might enjoy a bit of luxury with a three night stay at the five star Grand Hotel Majestic from £399 per couple. Departing 12 August 2013 from London Gatwick, this offer is on a bed and breakfast basis and includes one free night, £100 January Sale discount, online booking discount and a saving of £363 per couple. This delightful, prestigious hotel boasts an elegant and refined atmosphere for the perfect short getaway. With a mix of luxury and sight-seeing, the Grand Hotel Majestic brings its visitors all the luxuries and a location in the heart of Medieval Bologna.

For more information on holidays to Bologna and current offers in the Citalia January sale including luxury Rome Hotels, visit http://www.citalia.com or call an Italian expert on 0844 415 1956.

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