Just 50 kilometres (31 miles) from Bologna is another handsome city that's the home of Luciano Pavarotti; carmakers Ferrari and Maserati; another of the world's oldest universities (1175); Italy's military academy; and last but not least, balsamic vinegar. Local highlights include a beautiful, Romanesque, UNESCO World Heritage cathedral dating back to 1184 with a tower 90 metres (295 feet) high; the triple-nave interior includes the tomb of the bishop responsible for its construction - with the twist that it's opened annually to ensure he hasn't gone anywhere. Another is the Baroque Ducal Palace (now part of Italy's aforementioned military academy), which played an important role in the politics of both the region and the country.
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