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Free of the hordes of tourists that dominate many Italian centers, this beautiful city is home to Europe’s oldest university and some of the best restaurants in the country.

The Renaissance towers, medieval city walls and tiled rooftops that wash the city with a mosaic of stunning reds have helped grow its reputation as one of the most photogenic cities in northern Italy. Yet where Florence, Milan and Venice have huge crowds of tourists, Bologna has a tight-knit community of locals, giving the city an intimate feel. Bologna is home to Europe’s oldest university, and the large student population makes for a spirited nightlife. While Bologna’s history is long and fascinating, its contemporary culture is alive and well, with some of Italy’s finest restaurants, galleries and festivals calling the city home.

Bologna is beautiful year round, but to experience the sun-drenched streets and rooftops that its known for, visit during the months between April and October. Those coming in winter will love the city’s famous covered walkways, known as I Portici. These make it possible to traverse the city center away from the elements. Follow the walkways to reach the city’s major attractions, including Torre degli Asinelli and Torre dei Garisenda, the twin Renaissance towers that can be seen throughout Bologna.

Food is something held dear to an Italian’s heart, so the fact that Bologna is considered the culinary capital of Italy should excite even the most fair-weather of foodies. Thanks to the excellent quality of produce and the importance placed on cooking, it’s difficult to find a bad meal here. Look for the pizzerias and trattorias that are crowded with locals, as they are likely to be the best in the area. Pasta served with a rich, meaty sauce is a regional delicacy, now known around the world as Spaghetti Bolognese.

Bologna is well connected to all major Italian centers by Italy’s high-speed rail system, but also caters to international visitors with its international airport. Once in town you can use buses, taxis or walk, but why not move like the locals and hire a bike to see the city in style.


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Hotel Bologna Airport C$73
Hotel Bologna Airport

Hotel Bologna Airport

Via M.E Lepido 203/14, Bologna
     
    4.0
    of 5, from 931 reviews
    4.0 out of 5.0

    Situated near the airport, this hotel is 0.9 mi (1.5 km) from Ducati Museum and 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from Gelato Museum Carpigiani. Stadio Renato Dall'Ara and Piazza Maggiore are also within 6 mi (10 km).

    Savoia Hotel Regency C$115
    Savoia Hotel Regency

    Savoia Hotel Regency

    Via Pilastro 2, Bologna
       
      4.5
      of 5, from 603 reviews
      4.5 out of 5.0

      Located in Bologna Fiere District, this luxury hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of FICO Eataly World, BolognaFiere, and National Art Gallery of Bologna. University of Bologna and Tower of the Asinelli are also within 3 mi (5 km).

      Starhotels Excelsior C$112
      Starhotels Excelsior

      Starhotels Excelsior

      Viale Pietro Pietramellara 51, Bologna
         
        4.3
        of 5, from 1,519 reviews
        4.5 out of 5.0

        Across the street from Bologna Centrale railway station, this Bologna hotel is less than 1 km (0.4 mi) from Parco Montagnola. Via Rizzoli and Fontana del Nettuno are just over 1 km (0.8 mi) away.

        SHG Hotel Bologna
        SHG Hotel Bologna

        SHG Hotel Bologna

        Via Risorgimento 186, Zola Predosa
           
          4.2
          of 5, from 78 reviews
          4.0 out of 5.0

          Situated in Zola Predosa, this hotel is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Unipol Arena and within 3 mi (5 km) of Albergati Palace and Centro Meridiana. Ca' la Ghironda Modern Art Museum and Palazzo Sanuti Bevilacqua Degli Ariosti are also within 3 mi (5 km).

          Grand Hotel Majestic già Baglioni
          Grand Hotel Majestic già Baglioni

          Grand Hotel Majestic già Baglioni

          Via dell'Indipendenza, 8, Bologna
             
            4.7
            of 5, from 301 reviews
            5.0 out of 5.0

            This family-friendly Bologna hotel is located in a shopping district, within a 5-minute walk of Via Indipendenza, Fountain of Neptune, and Piazza Maggiore. Palazzo Comunale and Communal Collection of Fine Arts are also within 5 minutes.

            Hotel Michelino Bologna Fiera
            Hotel Michelino Bologna Fiera

            Hotel Michelino Bologna Fiera

            Via Michelino 91, Bologna
               
              4.4
              of 5, from 423 reviews
              3.5 out of 5.0

              Located in Bologna Fiere District, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of BolognaFiere, National Art Gallery of Bologna, and University of Bologna. Tower of the Asinelli and Tower of the Garisenda are also within 3 mi (5 km).

              Aemilia Hotel Bologna
              Aemilia Hotel Bologna

              Aemilia Hotel Bologna

              Via G. Zaccherini Alvisi 16, Bologna
                 
                4.5
                of 5, from 883 reviews
                4.0 out of 5.0

                Located in Bologna City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Museo di Anatomia Patologica and National Art Gallery of Bologna. University of Bologna and Tower of the Asinelli are also within 1 mi (2 km).

                Mercure Bologna Centro C$88
                Mercure Bologna Centro

                Mercure Bologna Centro

                Viale Pietro Pietramellara 59, Bologna
                   
                  4.0
                  of 5, from 888 reviews
                  4.0 out of 5.0

                  This Bologna hotel is across from the train station and the airport-bus stop. The Due Torri, National Picture Gallery, Jewish Museum, and University of Bologna are all about 1 km (0.6 mi) away.

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