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Bologna 138 yd from city centre
Set 400 metres from Piazza Maggiore and providing a shared lounge and free WiFi, 051Suites offers accommodation in Bologna,...
051 Room & Breakfast
Bologna 139 yd from city centre
051Room & Breakfast offers accommodation with free WiFi throughout in the centre of Bologna, 80 metres from the Two Towers...
Best Western Hotel San Donato
Bologna 183 yd from city centre
·From: Highway A1. Milano-Roma. Take the 'Tangenziale' Exit 7 (Via Stalingrado - Centro città)drive straight to Porta San...
Bologna 188 yd from city centre
Situated 200 metres from Via Zamboni in Bologna, Residence Zamboni by Studio Vita features accommodation with air conditioning...
Campus And Opera Bb
Bologna 244 yd from city centre
Located in the medieval historic centre of Bologna, Campus and Opera BB is a 5-minute walk from the Two Towers, while Piazza...
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Located in Northern Italy, Bologna is the largest city, and capital, of the Emilia-Romagna region. With a population of just under 400,000, it is Italy’s seventh most populous city. Originally the site of the ancient Etruscan civilisation,and home to the world’s oldest universityBologna has long been one of the most important European urban centres of culture, boasting a rich and vibrant history.
Today, Bologna is one of the most popular Italian cities to visit for domestic and international tourists, rivalling the likes of Rome and Milan for interesting culture and entertaining pursuits.
There’s a wide availability of cheap and affordable hotel accommodation in and around the city.
Neighbourhoods of Bologna
The best areas of Bologna for visitors are:
- Centro Storico: This is the historical centre of Bologna. It is here that you will experience much of the city’s old architecture contained in narrow streets, stunning piazzas, and beautiful terracotta arcades known as the 666 Portici. Piazza Maggiore is the largest square in the city. As well as the history, there’s great shopping and refreshments.
- University District: Another prominent area of the city, this is where the famous university dating back to 1088 is located and also where there are lots of eateries and bars to enjoy refreshments amidst the best vibes in the city.
- Colli: Colli is regarded as being one of the most chic and elegant neighbourhoods and is often referred to as the Beverly Hills of Bologna. Located in the hills, it features beautiful residential homes along with offering some of the best panoramic views of the area as well as a delightful green space, the Parco Villa Ghigi.
- Ghetto: One of the most picturesque neighbourhoods is filled with canals that hark back to the origins of the city. Sadly, many are covered over but you can still spot some of the ancient waterways lined by brightly coloured buildings.
What to see and do in Bologna
There is plenty of things to see and do in Bologna. Some of the most popular attractions and sights include the signature of the city, the Asinelli Tower which dates back to the 1100s, the Basilica di San Petronio which is a huge Gothic church with 22 different chapels, and the legendary Fountain of Neptune which, as the name suggests, is a monumental fountain crowned by Neptune. A more modern attraction is the neighbourhood of Borgo Panigale which is home to the Ducati Museum.culture vultures will enjoy the Archaeological Museum.
What to eat in Bologna
Bologna, and Italy in general, has a world famous reputation for its amazing cuisine. Some of the particular dishes that are celebrated in this region include tortellini which is a specific kind of filled pasta, prosciutto ham which is synonymous with the area, and ragu bolognese which, as the name suggests, is probably the most famous pasta dish to come out of Bologna and indeed, Italy!
Typical events and festivals in Bologna
There is always something going on in Bologna. Some of the most popular annual events and festivals that are staged include Biographical Film Festival every June, the Cibo - So Good! 3 day event which celebrates the art of food in the region, and the recently established Land Rock festival which is a music festival every June.
How to move around in Bologna
The best way to get around Bologna is via the use of the efficient and well maintained bus system run by TPER. There are information booths throughout the city that makes public transport very simple and very affordable. Trains are easily navigable for longer distance travel, and there is also a large number of taxis ready to escort you from A to B.
The climate in Bologna
Bologna has a varied climate across the course of a year. Classed as having a humid temperate climate, the winters can be cold and damp, whilst the summers are generally very hot and humid. In January you can expect temperatures as low as 3 degrees, compared to the mid to high 20s in the middle summer months. June to early September are the best times to visit.