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Bologna overview

Visitors to Bologna speak favorably about this walkable city's historical sites and restaurants. You'll enjoy the museums, college atmosphere, and cathedrals while in town. In Bologna, you can take in local culture at top places like Communal Collection of Fine Arts and Museum of Giorgio Morandi. While here, you may want to make time for other popular sights such as Palazzo Comunale and Piazza Maggiore.

Where to stay in Bologna

With a wide assortment of hotels to choose from, Bologna has options to suit your style. There are 245 hotels in Bologna and you can shop as many as 330 deals for rooms on, some with discounts of up to 20%. We have room prices as low as 11 USD per night and here you'll find a breakdown of hotels by star rating in Bologna as well as in the surrounding area:
  • • 11 5-star hotels from 77 USD per night
  • • 87 4-star hotels from 50 USD per night
  • • 63 3-star hotels from 44 USD per night
  • • 12 2-star hotels from 43 USD per night

How to get to Bologna

Fly into Bologna (BLQ-Guglielmo Marconi), 3.4 mi (5.5 km) from the heart of Bologna.

Train stations include:
  • • Bologna Central Station (0.8 mi/1.3 km from the city center)
  • • Bologna Fiere Station (1.9 mi/3 km from the city center)
  • • Bologna San Ruffillo Station (2.7 mi/4.3 km from the city center)

What to see around Bologna

The area's cultural scene stands out, and these are some places to visit:
  • • Communal Collection of Fine Arts
  • • Museum of Giorgio Morandi
  • • Archaeological Museum
  • • National Art Gallery of Bologna
  • • Collezioni Comunali d'Arte
Memorable landmarks include:
  • • Piazza Maggiore
  • • Fountain of Neptune
  • • Basilica of San Petronio
  • • Tower of the Asinelli
  • • Tower of the Garisenda
Here are some favorite shopping areas:
  • • Mercato di Mezzo o Quadrilatero
  • • Galleria Cavour Shopping Center
  • • Navile Shopping Centre
  • • Centro Agroalimentare di Bologna
Take some time to explore campus or the area surrounding:
  • • University of Bologna
  • • Philharmonic Academy
  • • University Library of Bologna
  • • Luigi Bombicci Museum of Mineralogy
  • • Aldini Valeriani Sirani
Top places to visit include:
  • • Palazzo Comunale
  • • Basilica of San Domenico
  • • Basilica Santo Stefano
  • • BolognaFiere
  • • Stadio Renato Dall'Ara

When to visit Bologna

Wondering what time of year to travel or what you should pack? Here are some typical temperatures to help you with your planning:

Seasonal temperature averages
  • • January-March: 67°F day, 32°F night
  • • April-June: 89°F day, 47°F night
  • • July-September: 92°F day, 59°F night
  • • October-December: 76°F day, 35°F night
Seasonal rainfall averages
  • • January-March: 6.93 inches
  • • April-June: 7.01 inches
  • • July-September: 4.84 inches
  • • October-December: 9.49 inches