Things to see and do - Bologna
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Bologna Travel guide
Bologna : Michelin's recommendations
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.
Tourist attractions Bologna : Things to see and do
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..
Piazza Navona 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 ..
Piazza Galvani 1 I - 40124 Bologna
This 16th C. palace houses a library containing more than 10 000 manuscripts and an anatomy amphitheatre that was built in the 17th and 18th C.
Via Monte Grappa 9/2 I - 40121 Bologna
The highlight of Hotel Palace is its location, set in the heart of the historic centre of Bologna, a 5-minute walk from Piazza Maggiore. Take advantage of free Wi-Fi in the lobby, and vending machines with soft drinks are available on every floor. ..
Via Della Zecca 2 I - 40121 Bologna
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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, and free WiFi throughout. Hotel Centrale is housed in a characteristic, historic building. Each guest room in..
Via de Pignattari 11 I - 40124 Bologna
Located in the historical centre of Bologna, The Art Hotel Commercianti offers free breakfast, free WiFi throughout. It is next to the San Petronio Basilica and the Fountain of Neptune. Bike hire is also free. All the rooms include a satellite TV, a..
Leisure activities Bologna
This private cycling and sightseeing tour explores Bologna with the freedom of a bicycle. See some of the most important buildings in the city such as Palazzo Accursio, Palazzo del Protesta, the Sala Borsa, Palazzo re Enzo and the famous Fountain of ..
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Explore Bologna's untouched medieval center in style on a private walking tour with your own English-speaking guide to lead the way. You'll enjoy personalized attention on your private walking tour of Bologna's highlights. Untouched by mass touris..
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Take a private guided walking tour through the medieval market of Bologna and explore the history, art and traditions of the city and its famous food. With only a few hours to spare, it's the ideal way to savor the history, art and traditions of Bolo..
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 ..
vicolo Alemagna 2 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.
via dell'Indipendenza 8 I - 40121 BOLOGNA
via 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.
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..
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.
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.