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Bologna is an aged university town with luxurious porticoed walkways and plazas, exceptional historical monuments, and an fascinating middle ages heart of town. Even though Bologna is famoused by Italians, it is much less so among international travelers. Bologna is located less than an hour inland from the eastern shore and about midway between Milan and Florence.
Bologna, with a human population of around 370,000, has a university-town atmosphere, and it feels young and dynamic in a way that lots of other towns in Italy don't. In addition it really feels loaded with Italians in a way that plenty Italian cities, crowded with travelers, usually do not. Locals come out at "aperitivo" time, and you might be caught by the fact that it's not only young people who are out doing the passeggiata, or having a bottle of wine with affettati misti. The enjoyment is shared by all residents of Bologna.

Main sights

  • Basilica di San Petronio, building of this huge cathedral began in the late 14th century and as you can notice, it still isn't complete over 600 years afterwards. The Museum of San Petronio features models demonstrating how it was initially supposed to look. One of the most significant attraction in the Basilica are the frescoes by Giovanni di Modena dating from early 15th century.
  • Fontana del Nettuno is a huge public fountain situated in the well knwon square Piazza del Nettuno, close to the Piazza Maggiore.
  • Palazzo del Podesta developed in late 15th century. This traditional Renaissance structure is being turned toward the Basilica di San Petronio.
  • Palazzo Comunale - A assortment of constructing designs and frequent adjustments define this big palace constructed from the 13th to 15th century.
  • The University, among Europe's most well-known, is truly worth a visit. In some cases you will see student demonstrations or dynamic college graduation parties.
  • You can go up the steep stairs to the top of Torre degli Asinelli, one of just a few existing middle ages towers, for a fantastic sight of Bologna.

Insider's tips

Similar to all Italian towns, a cup of coffee and various other beverages have the tendency to cost much more when ordered at a table instead of at the bar, typically italian. This is particularly accurate at the tourist-trap coffee bars on Piazza Maggiore. Bologna's cash machines are infamously undependable. They most likely won't take your bank card but might not hand over you the money that you request for, providing a variety of strange explanations. Bologna's historical heart of town has been wonderfully preserved, its authentic Roman street scheme is still recognizable nowadays. The finest way to discover the town is by walking, taking time to respect the architecture and consume the terrific meals.

Nightlife in Bologna

Bologna has lots of summertime entertainment events in July and August. There is a every day open-air nightclub in Parco Cavaioni on the borders of the town and the town sponsored Bologna Sogna series, with performances at museums and galleries throughout the city. In the rest of the year, there is great deals of events and concerts for youths in the university region.

When to visit Bologna

Bologna could be explored at any time of the year even though it could be very chilly in winter season and very hot in summer months. Stay clear of checking out Bologna in August as, in conventional Italian way, practically the complete town closes the stores and heads to the coastline. The very best time to go to is fall or spring season, when the atmospheric conditions are pleasant but not burning and many of college students gives the town a vibrant ambience.

Similar tourist destinations in Italy: Verona, Lucca, Siena, Pisa, Lazise, Vieste, Campo Marzio.

Town is recommended for

Adventure and Sport, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Young Children, Romantic trips, Sightseeing, Suitable for older people, Families with pets, Families with Teenagers, People with Disabilities

Bologna, Italy - General details

Arboretum, atm, botanical garden, caves, churches, cinema, duty free, fitness centre, grocery stores, hospital, library, marina, water parks, theme parks, zoo, wine cellar, restaurants, tennis courts, swimming, walking paths, sailing club, cycling, fishing, horse riding, ski resorts, golf club, windsurfing, water ski, mountain biking, mountaineering, paragliding, hunting, bird watching, casinos, hiking

Bologna, region of Emilia-Romagna - Distances

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    Bologna - Florence: 80 km
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    Bologna - Rimini: 110 km
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    Bologna - Verona: 111 km
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    Bologna - Casalecchio Di Reno (1+ apartments): 6 km
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    Bologna - San Lazzaro Di Savena (7+ apartments): 7 km
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    Bologna - Quarto Inferiore (2+ apartments): 9 km
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    Bologna - Castel Maggiore (2+ accommodation units): 10 km
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    Bologna - Lavino Di Mezzo (1+ accommodation units): 10 km
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    Bologna - Zola Predosa (2+ apartments): 11 km
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    Bologna - Calderara Di Reno (0+ accommodation units): 11 km
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    Bologna - Castenaso (2+ apartments): 11 km
  • Airport "Giuseppe Verdi", town of Parma (Alitalia, Ryanair, Wind Jet): 90 km
  • Airport "Guglielmo Marconi", town of Bologna (Germanwings, Atlas Blue, Air Canada, Air France, Air One, Royal Air Maroc, Alitalia, bmi): 7 km
  • Airport "Luigi Ridolfi", town of Forli (Wind Jet, Balkan Bulgarian Airlines, Wizz Air): 67 km
  • Airport "Peretola", town of Florence (Air Berlin, Air Canada, Air France, Alitalia, bmi, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Lufthansa, Swiss International Air Lines): 76 km

Rimini -> Bologna - road routes

  • 1. Head southeast on Via Circonvallazione Meridionale toward Piazza Giuseppe Mazzini.
  • 2. Turn right onto Via Donato Bramante.
  • 3. Turn left onto Via Monte Titano. Go through 1 roundabout.
  • 4. Turn right onto Via della Fiera. Go through 1 roundabout.
  • 5. At the roundabout, take the 4th exit onto SS16.
  • 6. Turn right onto Strada Statale 72 Consolare Rimini S. Marino/SS72.
  • 7. Take the E55/A14 ramp to Bologna/Ancona. Toll road.
  • 8. Keep left at the fork, follow signs for Bologna and merge onto A14/E55. Continue to follow A14. Toll road. (105 km)
  • 9. Take exit Bologna S. Lazzaro toward Tangenzialeologna Centro/Aeroporto Bologna. Toll road.
  • 10. Merge onto Tangenziale Nord Bologna (6.6 km)
  • 11. Take the ramp to Bologna Centro.
  • 12. Merge onto SS64.
  • 13. Continue onto Via Stalingrado.
  • 14. Turn right onto SS9.
  • 15. Turn left onto Piazza XX Settembre.
  • 16. Continue onto Via dell'Indipendenza. Entering toll zone in 500m at Via Righi Augusto.

Tourist attractions and sights

  • Theater Anatomico, Bologna, 1.2 km from the centre of town of Bologna.
  • Basilica San Petronio, Bologna, 1.4 km from the centre of town of Bologna.
  • Fountain Nettuno, Bologna, 1.4 km from the centre of town of Bologna.
  • Piazza Maggiore, Bologna, 2.1 km from the centre of town of Bologna.
  • History Museum Bologna, 2.6 km from the centre of town of Bologna.
  • Museum Memoria di Ustica, Bologna, 3.5 km from the centre of town of Bologna.
  • Museum Ducati, Bologna, 6.3 km from the centre of town of Bologna.
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    Ski resort Cimone - Montecreto, excellent nightlife, many restaurants and pubs. 60 km from town of Bologna.
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    Ski resort Abetone, downhill pistes: 51km. 66 km from town of Bologna.
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    Ski resort Cerreto Laghi, number of cross country pistes: 20km. 86 km from town of Bologna.

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