Historic Center is a walkable neighborhood that's popular for its restaurants, bars, and coffee shops. Part of the neighborhood's charm is its college atmosphere. You can experience some local theater, or enjoy the natural beauty of the parks. Book a hotel in Historic Center and start exploring everything in and around Bologna.
Sightseeing around Historic Center
The area's storied past is told through the monuments and historic sites, while local museums and theaters add a sense of refinement. Browse the collections at Communal Collection of Fine Arts, Museum of Giorgio Morandi, or Archaeological Museum. You can check out the local talent at Teatro Anatomico, Teatro Arena del Sole, and Teatro Comunale di Bologna. Monuments like Basilica of San Petronio, Palazzo d'Accursio, and Fountain of Neptune honor the area. Learn about the local history at Re Enzo Palace, Palazzo Re Enzo, and Palazzo Caprara.
You can get some shopping done while you're here, or take part in any number of other activities. You can take some time to enjoy the outdoors at Montagnola Park, Bologna Botanical Gardens, and Margherita Gardens. Looking for a little retail therapy? Consider a shopping trip to Mercato di Mezzo o Quadrilatero, Galleria Cavour Shopping Center, and Navile Shopping Centre. You won't be disappointed visiting other sights like Land Rover Arena, Ippodromo Arcoveggio, or Stadio Renato Dall'Ara.
Some of the area's most popular sights are Piazza Maggiore, Tower of the Asinelli, and Tower of the Garisenda. Santa Maria della Vita, Museum of Palazzo Pepoli Campogrande, and Civic Museum of the Middle Ages are also favorite places to visit.
Getting around Historic Center
Bologna (BLQ-Guglielmo Marconi) is the closest major airport, 3.5 miles (5.6 km) from Historic Center.