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Explore Bologna: its history, museums, cafes and more!

Gourmet restaurants, interesting history and top sights from Piazza Maggiore to Parco Nord Arena—discover Bologna, a destination also famous for its shopping.

Where to stay in Bologna

Historic Center, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy

Historic Center

4/5Very Good!(219 area reviews)

Gourmet restaurants interesting history and top sights from Piazza Maggiore to Palazzo Re Enzo – discover Historic Center, a destination also famous for its shopping.

Historic Center
Basilica of San Petronio featuring a church or cathedral, interior views and religious elements

Santo Stefano

4/5Very Good!(2 area reviews)

Travellers come to Santo Stefano for its cosy coffee shops, and you can see top attractions like Margherita Gardens and Basilica of San Domenico while you're in town.

Santo Stefano
Bologna Fiere District, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy

Bologna Fiere District

Museums, historical sites and gardens are some highlights of Bologna Fiere District. Make a stop by Parco Nord Arena or Ippodromo Arcoveggio while you're exploring.

Bologna Fiere District
Saragozza-Porto, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy

Saragozza-Porto

4/5Very Good!(11 area reviews)

Saragozza-Porto is popular for its lively bars, and if you're looking for more to see and do, you might think about a trip to Piazza Maggiore or Sanctuary of the Madonna di San Luca.

Saragozza-Porto
San Donato-San Vitale, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy

San Donato-San Vitale

4/5Very Good!(22 area reviews)

San Donato-San Vitale is known for its ample dining options, and you can make a stop by FICO Eataly World and EuropAuditorium Theater while in the area.

San Donato-San Vitale
L'antico Ghetto Ebraico, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy

L'antico Ghetto Ebraico

You'll enjoy the museums and shopping in L'antico Ghetto Ebraico. You might want to make time for a stop at Via Zamboni or Jewish Museum.

L'antico Ghetto Ebraico

Top hotels in Bologna

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Savoia Hotel Regency
Savoia Hotel Regency
4.5 out of 5
Via Pilastro 2, Bologna, BO
The price is £67 per night

Located in San Donato-San Vitale, this luxury hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of BolognaFiere, Piazza Maggiore and University of Bologna. FICO Eataly World and ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (861 reviews)

"15 minutes by taxi from the airport (€20) and the same to town or a €2 bus ride. We went at new year and thought the New Years party was excellent value and great fun. Probably a good base in the summer if you wanted to tour Italy and visited Florence, Pisa etc. Close to the Ducati and Ferrari ..."…"

Reviewed on 7 Jan 2020

Savoia Hotel Regency
Hotel Corona d'Oro
Hotel Corona d'Oro
4.5 out of 5
Via Oberdan 12, Bologna, BO
The price is £126 per night

Located in Historic Center, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Via Zamboni, Piazza Maggiore, and University of Bologna. BolognaFiere and Sant'Orsola ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (581 reviews)

"Location is on the SPOT. Everything is within walking distance from the hotel. The Hotel staff are very friendly and accommodating. They offer room service for breakfast instead of the regular reception area where they serve a spread of breakfast buffet. They are very prompt in delivering your tray, ..."…"

Reviewed on 12 Jul 2020

Hotel Corona d'Oro
Hotel Metropolitan
Hotel Metropolitan
4 out of 5
Via dell'Orso 6, Bologna, BO
The price is £107 per night

Located in Historic Center, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Teatro Auditorium Manzoni and Mercato Delle Erbe. Bologna Central Station is 11 minutes ...

4.4/5Excellent! (811 reviews)
Nice Hotel, Good Location

"I enjoyed my stay at the hotel. It is in a great location to visit churches and museums in Bologna as well as restaurants. Train station is also close. Design was simple and modern. Room small but comfortable. Nice breakfast and service."…"

Reviewed on 6 Mar 2020

Hotel Metropolitan

Popular places to visit in Bologna

BolognaFiere
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BolognaFiere

4.5/5(26 reviews)

Attend a conference or exhibition in the heart of historic Bologna at a sleek, modern and multipurpose center that hosts events throughout the year. 

Piazza Maggiore
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Piazza Maggiore

4.5/5(206 reviews)

Not only has this been the epicenter of Bologna since the 13th century, but it is also one of the largest and oldest squares in all of Italy. 

Ducati Museum
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Ducati Museum

4.5/5(5 reviews)

Get an insider perspective and discover the history and prestige of the iconic Ducati motorcycle at this museum and factory. 

Fountain of Neptune
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Fountain of Neptune

4.5/5(183 reviews)

This intriguing work of art is one of the most well-known symbols of Bologna and an important public gathering place.

Basilica of San Petronio
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Basilica of San Petronio

4.5/5(182 reviews)

See one of the largest churches in the world and learn the story behind its magnificent yet unfinished marble façade.

Basilica Santo Stefano
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Basilica Santo Stefano

4.5/5(168 reviews)

Go for a stroll through this interconnected group of religious buildings, admiring the graceful architecture and valuable artwork in each.

Top things to do in Bologna

Food & Ferrari: Full-Day Tour with Lunch
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Food & Ferrari: Full-Day Tour with Lunch

£139
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Food Walking Tour & Tortellini Cooking Class with Lunch
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Food Walking Tour & Tortellini Cooking Class with Lunch

£62
Per adult
76% of travellers recommend
Bologna Street Food Tour
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Bologna Street Food Tour

£72
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Discover Ferrari & Pavarotti Land Tour
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Discover Ferrari & Pavarotti Land Tour

£44
Per adult
92% of travellers recommend
From Bologna: Wine Tasting and Vineyard Tour
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From Bologna: Wine Tasting and Vineyard Tour

£35
Per adult
Discover Ferrara, City of the Renaissance
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Discover Ferrara, City of the Renaissance

£102
Per adult

Reviews of Bologna

4.5

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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5 - Excellent 61.3013698630137%
4 - Good
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4 - Good 31.84931506849315%
3 - Okay
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3 - Okay 6.164383561643835%
2 - Disappointing
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4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

14 Feb 2020

Wonderful food shops, but a shame about the graffiti everywhere.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

8 Feb 2020

Bologna is not place set up as a tourist destination

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

26 Jan 2020

There is stuff to do in Bologna but not enough for a week of pure outings. However the trains are cheap travelling via italotreno and fast so Florence and Rome are only a short journey away making bologna a great base for day trips

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

16 Jan 2020

Beautiful city, great food options.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

7 Jan 2020

Fantastic people! Great architecture! FABULOUS food!!!

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

31 Dec 2019

Bologna is very walkable. Eating can be quite dear, but nice food generally.

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