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Hotels in Bologna

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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.


Frequently asked questions about Hotels in Bologna

The most centrally located hotels in Bologna with the best ratings are: Hotel Al Cappello Rosso, Hotel Paradise and Grand Hotel Majestic Gia Baglioni.

It depends on the category of the hotel. If you want to stay at a 4-star hotel in Bologna, the average price per night is 56 , while you will pay an average of 34 for a 3-star hotel, and in a more luxurious 5-star hotel, you"ll pay around 158 .

Hotel Flyon & Conference Center and Hotel Emi are the closest ones to Bologna - Guglielmo Marconi.

You can make reservations at Hotel Palazzo Trevi Charming House, Grand Hotel Majestic Gia Baglioni and Hotel Corona D'Oro if you"re looking for a hotel with valet service for your visit to Bologna.

If you need a hotel with disabled access in Bologna, we recommend Hotel Al Cappello Rosso, Grand Hotel Majestic Gia Baglioni and Hotel Corona D'Oro.

If you´re looking for peace and quiet and want to stay at an adult-only hotel in Bologna, we recommend Hotel Palazzo Trevi Charming House.

According to our clients, if you´re travelling with children, the best hotels in Bologna are Hotel Art Orologio, Grand Hotel Majestic Gia Baglioni and Hotel Al Cappello Rosso.

If you want to save time, the hotels in Bologna with express check-in and check-out are Hotel Palazzo Trevi Charming House, Hotel Corona D'Oro and Best Western Plus Tower Hotel Bologna.

Some of the options for hotels with non-smoking rooms in Bologna are Hotel Palazzo Trevi Charming House, Hotel Al Cappello Rosso and Hotel Paradise.

In Bologna, Hotel Al Cappello Rosso, Grand Hotel Majestic Gia Baglioni and Hotel Art Orologio offer 24-hour front desk service.