The city of Bologna has been linked to great knowledge for centuries in Europe. It is located in the northern part of Italy and is one of the oldest cities in Italy. It was the first place to have that we now call a university and has been the center of learning. The University of Bologna was established around 1088. It was the center of teaching Roman law and had educated many famous people. It can claim three holy fathers of the Roman Catholic Church as alumni. It was named after the red roofs on the house of the city. Bologna was the first place in Italy and most of Europe to allow women to study at a higher level of education. It has and continues to be leaders in Art, and Sciences as well as other studies. Bologna is also known for its cuisine. It was made famous for its bologna, which is eaten widely. The city continues to grow and move. It is located in the northern part of Italy and is one of the oldest cities in Italy.