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Bologna - Attractions

Bologna Attractions

Milan is Italy's finance and business capital, but Bologna has artistic splendours, architectural marvels and great designer shopping. Its elaborate history contains stories of great Renaissance dynasties and industrial contributions, while its cultural heritage involves such key artists such as Corregio and Carracci. What's more, for tourists, Bologna is an open-air museum with ancient Roman baths, temples and amphitheatres sandwiched between Baroque palaces, churches and squares. Even the most zealous sightseer cannot exhaust Bologna's sights - it is a cultural treasure trove best experienced little and often. Home to one of the world's largest churches, the Basilica San Petronio, the city is also the site of one of the oldest universities, attended by such illustrious figures as Dante and Copernicus. The student population continues to bring a colourful dimension to the city, especially felt in the area of Via Zamboni. Also famous for being the birthplace of balsamic vinegar and home base to Ferrari and Maserati, Bologna is currently an important Italian centre for industry, business and culture.

The city of Bologna is located in the northern part of central Italy and is the capital of the region of Emilia-Romagna. The city is well known for its rich gastronomy and, in particular, is famous for its cheese, pasta, Italian wines, sausage, and gelato ice cream.

Nightlife in Bologna ranges from quiet, elegant Bologna hotel lounges to lively jazz bars. With a large student population, the city has garnered an excellent reputation for its numerous dance clubs. Since alcoholic beverages are served in nightclubs, proof of age is required to enter. The best time to sample the city's nightlife is in summer when open-air clubs spring up all over the city's parks and in the surrounding hills.

Torre Degli Asinelli
Piazza di Porta Ravegnana
Bologna, 40125 Italy

Torre Degli Asinelli is the highest tower in Bologna. An emblematic symbol of the 'towered city', it lofts 97 metres (107 yards) into the sky. Its 498 steps take you to the very top, from where you can enjoy stunning views.

Piazza Maggiore
Piazza Maggiore
Bologna, 40124 Italy

The Piazza Maggiore is a massive pedestrian square in the oldest part of the city centre. The streets are full of artists, university students and families with children. Surrounded by many of Bologna's Renaissance and medieval buildings and landmarks, the Piazza Maggiore is situated next to the Piazza del Nattuno. Nearby many cafés, bars, musicians and street performers, create an exciting and friendly atmosphere in this busy square.

Fontana del Nettuno (Fountain of Neptune)
Piazza Maggiore
Bologna, 40121 Italy

Connecting the Piazza del Nettuno with the Piazza Maggiore, this street contains the large and famous Fontana del Nettuno, a fountain built in 1566 by Tomaso Laureti of Palermo and later embellished by Giambologna. It is an excellent example of the Bolognese renaissance and incarnates the God Neptune, worshipped as the ruler of the seas.

Basilica di San Petronio
Piazza Maggiore
Bologna, Italy
Tel : +39 51 22 5442

The Basilica of San Petronio is one of the finest examples of Gothic buildings in all of Italy. A beautiful rose-and-cream Gothic lower storey, with intricate bass-relief panels by Jacopo della Quercia around the main door, gives way to a dark, vaguely menacing brick upper section. The church was built in 1390 as a symbol of freedom after decades of foreign occupation. Above the central doorway are some exquisite carvings of scenes from the Old and New Testaments together with a beautiful carving of Madonna and Child. The Basilica also has nearly 20 chapels filled with art treasures.

Basilica Santuario di Santo Stefano
Piazza Santo Stefano
Bologna, 40125 Italy

Set in a pretty cobbled piazza, Basilica Santuario di Santo Stefano is one of the most well-known and legendary places of worship in the city. It comprises several holy buildings, built and renovated at various times. The complex consists of The Chiesa del Crocifisso, Chiesa del S Sepolcro, Chiesa dei Santi Vitale e Agricola, Chiesa Della Trinita, Benedictine Cloisters, Chiesetta Della Madonna Del Loreto, Chapel of Santa Giuliana and Chapel of the Cross. Under the arcades that run along the south side of the square, young Bolognese can be seen rollerblading in the evenings.

Porretta
Just outside Bologna is the small resort town of Porretta, in the Apennine Mountains. The town is well known for its hot springs and therapeutic mineral waters. In recent years, the town has become a meeting place for soul music lovers from all over the world with several music festivals being organised throughout the year.

University Quarter
In the heart of the more modern Bologna, the popular University Quarter is full of bars and cafés. The enormous and impressive University of Bologna is actually Europe's oldest university and was founded in 1088. The university is an international centre for academic studies and attracts many students from all over the world.

Le Due Torri (Two Towers)
Piazza di Porta Ravegnana
Bologna, 40125 Italy

A symbol of the Emilian county town, the two towers are among Bologna's most recognisable landmarks. In the 12th century, the noble families of Bologna raised over 100 towers across the city. The towers were regarded as status symbols - the more powerful the family, the taller their tower was.

Museo Morandi
Piazza Maggiore, 6
Bologna, 40121 Italy
Tel : +39 51 20 3332

The Museo Morandi is located in the 14th century Palazzo d'Accursio and is the most important collection of works of the Bolognese maestro Giorgio Morandi (1890-1964). Inside the museum there is even a reconstruction of the studio in which the artist worked.

Santuario della Beata Vergine di San Luca
Via San Luca, 36
Bologna, 40135 Italy

The sanctuary of the blessed Virgin of San Luca sits on top of a hill to the south west of the city and can be seen for miles around. Built in honour of an image of the Madonna, this edifice is beautiful, both for its architecture and its exclusive view. Each May, the citizens of Bologna carry the Madonna figure around the city in procession up to the sanctuary to worship the Virgin.

Corte Degli Aranci
Via Dozza, 24
Bologna, 40139 Italy
Tel : +39 51 45 1541

This is one of Bologna's most popular and lively outdoor clubs, set in a beautiful old villa, with the dance floor in the open-air courtyard.

Made In Bo
Parco Nord
Bologna, 40128 Italy

Made in Bo is an extremely popular summer festival of music and cabaret performances. Well-known personalities from the world of show-biz, alongside emerging artistes provide live entertainment.

Cantina Bentivoglio
Via Mascarella, 4/b
Bologna, 40126 Italy
Tel : +39 51 26 5416

This trendy Bologna-style cellar is the venue to enjoy excellent Italian wines, fresh home-made pasta dishes and the best Bologna has to offer in live jazz. The rich and famous gather here as well as Bologna's large student population.

Kinky
1 Via Zamboni1, Bologna
Tel : +39 51 26 6028

Kinky is one of the most popular and accessible of Bologna's nightclubs; it pulls in a trendy student and club hopping crowd looking for a night of exciting dance music.





Hotels in Bologna, Italy

Best Western Hotel City

Best Western Hotel City

Via Magenta 10, Bologna, I-40128, Italy

Local attractions, events and activities 700 metres from train station 1 kilometre from fair district 1 kilometre from Palazzo Dei Congressi 2 kilometres from Piazza Maggiore 2 kilometres from Cathedral of San Pietro 2 kilometres...




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Best Western Hotel Maggiore

Best Western Hotel Maggiore

Via Emilia Ponente 62/3, Bologna, I-40133, Italy

The Best Western Hotel Maggiore is easily accessible from major highways, close to the Maggiore Hospital, 2 kilometres from the city centre, and 3 kilometres from the airport. Out of limited traffic zone, the hotel offers an American Bar, large car park and garage....




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Best Western Hotel Re Enzo

Best Western Hotel Re Enzo

Via S Croce 26, Bologna, I-40122, Italy

The Best Western Hotel Re Enzo is a first-class facility located in a quiet area within a 10-minute walk from the historical, commercial, and tourist centres of Bologna. This hotel is ideal if guests are traveling with a car since garage parking and easy motorway...




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Best Western Hotel San Donato

Best Western Hotel San Donato

Via Zamboni 16, Bologna, I-40126, Italy

With its prime position in the heart of the city, overlooking ?Le Due Torri? and a few steps from Piazza Maggiore, the Best Western Hotel San Donato, completely rennovated follwoing newest hospitality concept, offers well-appointed, spacious rooms and idyllic bar...




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Grand Hotel Majestic “già Baglioni”

Grand Hotel Majestic “già Baglioni”

Via Indipendenza 8, Bologna, 40121, Italy

Hotel Introduction The Grand Hotel Baglioni, member in full standing of Leading Hotels of the World, is a truly city getaway, designed for clientele in search of an elegant environment and a grand epoch hotel atmosphere offering exclusive,... more
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AC Hotel Bologna

AC Hotel Bologna

Sebastiano Serlio, 28 Bologna 40128

Nestled in the heart if this famous Italian city, the AC Hotel Bologna offers its guest a prime position, whether their visit is for business or leisure... more
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Art Hotels Commercianti

Art Hotels Commercianti

Via De' Pignattari 11, 40124 Bolonia, Italy

Hotel IntroductionAntique first class hotel with 34 rooms located in the city centre adjoining Piazza Maggiore. Hotel offers lounge - use of personal computer - sitting room - elegantly furnished bedrooms and suites.Hotel Commercianti is an antique building... more
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Art Hotels Novecento

Art Hotels Novecento

Piazza Galileo 3/4, 40123 Bolonia, Italy

Hotel IntroductionDesign first class hotel with 25 rooms located in the city centre near the Town Hall. Hotel offers good location-carparking-buffet breakfast-bar and beutifully designed bedrooms. Hotel Novecento was built in a Viennese Secession style... more
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Corona D Oro

Corona D Oro

Via Oberdan, 12 , 40126 Bolonia, Italy

Hotel IntroductionHotel Corona D Oro is an elegant, firts class hotel. Just renovated, the hotel is centrally located, close to Piazza Maggiore. The hotel offers its guests breakfast room where delicious breakfast is served, bicycle rental, garage. The... more
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Golden Tulip Aemilia

Golden Tulip Aemilia

Via Zaccherini Alvisi 16, Bologna 40138, Italy

A brand new hotel centrally located in Bologna with easy access to the historical centre, the trade fair, station and airport. This modern hotel offers its clients a comfortable stay with high quality services and facilities, both for the working guest as well as the... more
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Hotel Executive

Hotel Executive

Via Ferrarese, 161, 40128 Bologna, Italy

Hotel IntroductionHotel Executive has a 4-star rating and is situated 1.5 km from the main railway station. All of its 56 air-conditioned rooms are elegantly decorated with modern furnishing. The rooms also come with equisitely-laid hardwood floorings and... more
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Hotel Internazionale

Hotel Internazionale

Via Indipendenza 60 Bologna 40121 Italy

The Hotel Internazionale, inside an Ancient palace, is located in the very heart of the historic centre of Bologna. more
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Hotel Molino Rosso

Hotel Molino Rosso

Via Selice 49, 40026 Bolonia, Italy

Hotel IntroductionConstructed on the site of an ancient mill, the Hotel Molino Rosso is renowned for its exceptionally warm hospitality and superb facilities. Our experience as a first class hotel began some 25 years ago, in which time we have developed... more
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Royal Hotel Carlton

Royal Hotel Carlton

Via Montebello 8 Bologna 40121 Italy

The Royal Hotel Carlton, recently restored, is synonymous with hospitality and quality in Bologna. more
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Savoia Hotel

Savoia Hotel

Via San Donato 159/161, 40127 Bologna/ Italy

Hotel IntroductionComfortable first class hotel, located in the city centre near railway station. Hotel offers good central location , restaurant, buffet, business center featuring modern meeting rooms suitable for a variety of meetings. Guest rooms are... more
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Sofitel Bologna

Sofitel Bologna

Viale Pietramellara 59, 40121 Bologna, Italy

Situated around a big garden across the train station and close to the historic centre, Exhibition Centre and University Museum. 10 minutes from the airport. 244 rooms, 2 non-smoking floors. Local specialities at our restaurant. 4 meeting rooms for up to 80 people. Squash... more
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Starhotels Excelsior

Starhotels Excelsior

Viale Pietramellara 51, Bologna 40121, Italy

Following a complete renovation, the new four-star Starhotel Excelsior was born by joining two Starhotels: the Alexander and the Milano Excelsior, and is located just across from Bologna's train station, a short distance from the city center, two kilometers from... more
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Art Hotels Orologio

Art Hotels Orologio

Via IV Novembre 10, 40123 Bolonia, Italy

Hotel IntroductionCompletely renovated standard class hotel with 34 rooms-located city centre in front of the City Hall. Hotel offers modern bedroom facilities-lounge-bar-meeting facilities-internet access and bike hire.Hotel Orologio was completely renovated... more
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Holiday Inn Bologna City

Holiday Inn Bologna City

Piazza della Costituzione 1, Bologna 40128, Italy

162 guest rooms 6 floors Pets allowed Underground garage features 120 parking spaces and cars can be parked at hourly and daily rates. The daily parking fee may vary from 11.00-18.00 Euro. Unattended out-door car park features 35 parking spaces,... more
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Holiday Inn Bologna-Via Emilia

Holiday Inn Bologna-Via Emilia

Via ME Lepido 203 / 214, Bologna 40132, Italy

The Holiday Inn Bologna-Via Emilia has four conference rooms: San Luca, Nettuno, Garisenda and Due Torri. The maximum capacity theatre style is 200 delegates. The easy access of the hotel, close to the airport and the main highway, makes the Holiday Inn Bologna-Via... more
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Hotel Holiday

Hotel Holiday

Via Bertiera 13, 40126 Bolonia, Italy

Hotel IntroductionElegant first class hotel, located in a suburb of Bologna in Imola. The Hotel offers beautiful grounds-full sports and fitness centre-restaurant-large conference facilities and beautifully designed, equipped with all modern amenities rooms.... more
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Hotel San Felice

Hotel San Felice

Via Riva di Reno, 2, 40122 Bolonia, Italy

Hotel IntroductionHotel San Felice is a charming, standard class hotel located in the city centre of Bologna. It is barely 5 minutes from the train station. The charming, 1960-built hotel was refurbished in 2002 and given an exquisitely modern touch. San... more
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Bologna-Fiera

Bologna-Fiera

Via Del Commercio Associato 3, Bologna, Italy

Hotel Description156 rooms, new built hotel. Sound proof, equipped with air conditioning with individual control, fast internet connection, satellite digital TV, direct telephone and Hair dryer.Accesible for disabled guests.Bar, Parking free of charge,... more
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