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Bologna is a city of art, home to the School of Painting which included the Caracci brothers and Guercini; a city of learning, thanks to its famous university, one of the oldest in Europe; and a city of plenty, with fertile agricultural land and fine gastronomic traditions, which have made the city a temple of Italian cuisine. It is also known as “Bologna the Red”, a name with political connotations which originally referred to the red brick of its buildings, towers and 37km of arcades.

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Tourist attractions Bologna : Things to see and do

  • Main Square and Neptune Square Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Piazza Maggiore e del Nettuno I - 40124 Bologna

    Side by side (or you could say, the two parts of a single big square shaped like a square), they represent the prestigious monumental center of the red city. Here you will find City Hall, the Palace of the Magistrate, Saint Petrone Cathedral, the Pal..

  • Fountain of Neptune Recommended Recommended

    Piazza del Nettuno I - 40124 Bologna

    Neptune, colossus in majesty, rolls his muscular chest under the attentive gaze of the enamoured sirens who press their breasts forward frenetically, as water spurts out of them. This fountain is as powerful and graceful as the city itself knows how ..

  • Municipal Archaeological Museum Recommended Recommended

    Via dell' Archiginnasio 2 I - 40124 Bologna

    It has some very nice collections that are partially from the Necropolis of Verucchio, near Rimini, a major center of Villanovan culture in Emilia: rich funerary furniture and the askos Benacci, which was probably a container for ointments and perfum..

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Hotels Bologna

  • Art Hotel Orologio

    Via IV Novembre 10 I - 40123 Bologna

    Offering a free internet point and free bike rental, Hotel Orologio is set in a traffic-free area overlooking Piazza Maggiore square and Bologna's historic centre. The Towers of Bologna are 5 minutes' walk away. All rooms are elegantly decorated wit..

  • Hotel Centrale

    Via Della Zecca 2 I - 40121 Bologna

    Hotel Centrale is just a few steps from Piazza Maggiore in the heart of the city. It boasts beautiful views across the rooftops of Bologna. Hotel Centrale is housed in a characteristic, historic building. Each guest room comes with Wi-Fi access and ..

  • Hotel Al Cappello Rosso

    Via de' Fusari, 9 I - 40123 Bologna

    Dating back to 1375, Al Cappello Rosso is one of Bologna’s oldest boutique hotels. It combines 600 years of hospitality with modern facilities to ensure a pleasant stay next to Piazza Maggiore, the city’s main square. All rooms come with free Wi-Fi ..

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Leisure activities Bologna

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Restaurants Bologna

  • I Carracci Restaurant within a Michelin recommended hotel (or restaurant) 

    via dell'Indipendenza 8 I - 40121 Bologna

  • Teresina Quite comfortable restaurant 

    via Oberdan 4 I - 40126 Bologna

    From Grandmother to grandsons, all are employed in this simple trattoria that serves genuine Emilia cuisine and some fish dishes; outdoor dining in summer is pleasant.

  • Sale Grosso Quite comfortable restaurant 

    vicolo De' Facchini 4 I - 40124 Bologna

    A bistro-style restaurant whose simple decor contrasts with its occasionally elaborate cuisine. Fish takes pride of place here. The menu features delicious dishes such as paccheri pasta with a scallop and artichoke sauce or ricciola fish in a potato ..

  • Trattoria Leonida Quite comfortable restaurant 

    vicolo Alemagna 2/b I - 40125 Bologna

    This restaurant - an important part of Bologna's culinary scene for the past 50 years - specialises in delicious traditional, local cuisine. The tempting dishes displayed in the window add a delightful retro touch.

  • I Portici Very comfortable restaurant  A very good restaurant in its category

    via dell'Indipendenza 69 I - 40121 Bologna

    This traditional Bologna restaurant now has a new star - a young chef from Castellammare who has conquered the city with his authentic Neapolitan cuisine. He delights his guests with the abundant, fresh ingredients that arrive daily from the Campania..

  • Eataly Quite comfortable restaurant 

    via degli Orefici 19 I - 40124 Bologna

    This bar, restaurant and osteria is housed on different floors in a large bookshop. Guests eat among the bookshelves, where they can enjoy the range of gastronomic fare that is typical of Eataly. Excellent cuisine in an original location.

  • Trattoria Battibecco Comfortable restaurant 

    via Battibecco 4 I - 40123 Bologna

    Situated in a narrow street in the city centre, this stylish, elegant restaurant is renowned for its traditional dishes and seafood specialities. Simpler fare at more moderate prices available at lunchtime.

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