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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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Starhotels Excelsior

Starhotels Excelsior

Viale Pietro Pietramellara 51, Bologna
4.4
of 5, from 553 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.

Hotel Fiera

Hotel Fiera

Via Stalingrado 82, Bologna
3.5
of 5, from 103 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in Bologna City Centre, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of EuropAuditorium Theater and BolognaFiere. University of Bologna and National Art Gallery of Bologna are also within 2 mi (3 km).

C$66
Grand Hotel Elite

Grand Hotel Elite

Via Aurelio Saffi 36, Bologna
3.6
of 5, from 193 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Bologna City Centre, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Porta San Felice and Stadio Renato Dall'Ara. Communal Collection of Fine Arts and Museum of Giorgio Morandi are also within 2 mi (3 km).

C$75
Hotel Bologna Airport

Hotel Bologna Airport

Via M.E Lepido 203/14, Bologna
3.9
of 5, from 241 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

This family-friendly Bologna hotel is located near the airport, within 3 mi (5 km) of Ducati Museum and Gelato Museum Carpigiani. Communal Collection of Fine Arts and Museum of Giorgio Morandi are also within 6 mi (10 km).

C$75
Hotel Amadeus

Hotel Amadeus

Via Marco Emilio Lepido, 39, Bologna
4.0
of 5, from 176 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Borgo Panigale, this hotel is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Ducati Museum and within 3 mi (5 km) of Ospedale Maggiore di Bologna and Porta San Felice. Stadio Renato Dall'Ara and Communal Collection of Fine Arts are also within 6 mi (10 km).

C$69
Hotel Imperial

Hotel Imperial

Via Del Gomito, 16, Bologna
4.3
of 5, from 69 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Bologna, this hotel is 0.8 mi (1.2 km) from Parco Nord Arena and within 3 mi (5 km) of BolognaFiere and University of Bologna. National Art Gallery of Bologna is 3 mi (4.9 km) away.

C$97
Flyon Hotel

Flyon Hotel

Via dell'Aeroporto 34/36, Bologna
3.5
of 5, from 73 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Situated near the airport, this hotel is 1.7 mi (2.8 km) from Ducati Museum and within 6 mi (10 km) of BolognaFiere and Stadio Renato Dall'Ara. Ospedale Maggiore di Bologna and Navile Shopping Centre are also within 6 mi (10 km).

C$104
Mercure Bologna Centro

Mercure Bologna Centro

Viale Pietro Pietramellara 59, Bologna
4.0
of 5, from 265 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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