STORIA DI BOLOGNA
Dalle origini di Bologna a...
La storia inizierebbe così: all'inizio VELZNA era il nome di questa località, poi diventata FELSINA quindi BONONIA coi Romani e infine BOLOGNA, il nome con cui la conosciamo oggi.
La città etrusca - Velzna
Da Velzna a Bologna
The word VELZNA or FELZNA was pronounced by the Latin Felsina and as such the city was called by the Romans, at least until it remained in Etruscan hands and that is until it was conquered by the Gauls Boi in 358 a. C.
In 159 a .C. the Romans conquered it and renamed it Bononia (which later became Bologna in Italian), which seems to derive from the Celtic word bona ("fortified place"),
But the old name Felsina remained in common language and is still used today in Italian, also as an adjective, as a synonym for Bologna.