Jan 28, 2020 - Jan 29, 2020

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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

1. Grand Hotel Majestic Gia' Baglioni

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.

2. Ramada Encore Bologna-Hotel & Natural Spa

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.

3. Albergo Pallone

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

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Katy Jones
Katy Jones

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.

Guiea Labasan
Guiea Labasan

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.

Chris Behr
Chris BehrEdinburgh, UK

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.

James Gibbons
James GibbonsMiami, Florida, USA

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.


The least expensive month is February, with an average of AED 354 per night. The most expensive month to stay in Bologna is September, with an average price of AED 464 per night.
The average price of a hotel in January last year was AED 411 per night. This is the same as the average nightly price seen over the previous 12 months.
In Bologna, the expected average temperature in January is 6.8°C/44.2°F. The warmest month is typically August, which averages 31.9°C/89.4°F. The coolest month is January, with temperatures averaging 2.3°C/36.1°F.
The nearest airport to Bologna is Bologna International (BLQ) (5.89km).

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