Jan 28, 2020 - Jan 29, 2020
2 adults - 1 room
Where to stay in Bologna
Bologna has a reputation not only as Italy's culinary capital but also as a city bristling with wonderful art and architecture, music and mystery. Europe's oldest university town is still a place where cultured Bolognesi and adventurous travelers mingle to enjoy the capital of the Emilia-Romagna region.
Bologna is also a great city to explore on foot thanks to its compact and well-preserved medieval center. The city's kilometers of arcaded streets also mean that you can stay dry even when the weather isn't.
The Piazza Maggiore, the Basilica di San Petronio and the two leaning medieval towers in Piazza di Porta Ravegnana that are a symbol of the city – known as le due torri – are all well worth adding to any itinerary. If you're thinking of exploring more of the country, read our guide to the top places to visit in Italy.
Although much of the downtown city area is off limits to traffic, a city center hotel should be able to provide you with a parking pass for the restricted zone should you have a rental car. Buses and minibuses are also available to connect the city center to the railway station and elsewhere.
Hotels in Bologna
A classy five-star choice of hotel in Bologna, Grand Hotel Majestic Già Baglioni is centrally located in the city and within strolling distance of the Civic Museum of the Middle Ages and the Metropolitana di San Pietro. The hotel is the oldest and most prestigious in Bologna built on top of an ancient Roman road and mixing classic style with modern amenities. Visitors are always encouraged to book in at the I Carracci Restaurant, which is widely regarded as among the most sophisticated and elegant in Bologna.
Featuring a fitness center, a spa, complimentary Wi-Fi and a wide selection of modern rooms, the Ramada Encore Bologna Fiera is located just five minutes from the exhibition center. Guests at this mid-range hotel can enjoy the BioSPA wellness center, which includes a sauna, Turkish bath, hot tub and relaxation area. The hotel also has a bus stop right outside the front door.
A budget hotel choice, the Albergo Pallone is only a ten-minute walk from the train station next to Montagnola Parc and set in a quiet area of Bologna’s historic center. As well as complimentary Wi-Fi, the hotel is fully heated with private and shared bathrooms and offers a daily Italian-style breakfast.
This information is correct as of January 2018
A lovely small city, not too touristy, easy to get around. Amazing food and great value, not overpriced at all. Lots of beautiful buildings. Aperitivo is a must! And the gelato.
It was a small city, but rich in culture and spiritual aspects beacause of the old churches that lifts your faith. Beautiful architecture from the buildings, the food, the people, it was a great experience.
An amazing city filled with culture and a vibrant night life. It’s a shame that the local government doesn’t do more to keep the older buildings in better condition, as quite a few are falling apart. When I visited the streets would heave at night, and there’s an abundance of local spots to explore.
Bologna is a very charming city that has a very local vibe compared to other tourist locations in Italy. The food is amazing so be prepared to eat most of tortellini, bolognese sauce, and lost of mortadella meat. I would recommend one night at most to see the main sights unless the museums seem interesting.