Activities

We've carefully curated a selection of activities to cater to the diverse interests of our guests during their stay in Bologna. Whether you're drawn to history, cuisine, art, or adventure, our suggestions offer something for everyone. Feel free to explore at your own pace and choose the experiences that resonate with you the most. Your journey in Bologna is yours to customize, ensuring a memorable and fulfilling stay tailored to your preferences.

We’ve carefully curated a selection of activities to cater to the diverse interests of our guests during their stay in Bologna. Whether you’re drawn to history, cuisine, art, or adventure, our suggestions offer something for everyone. Feel free to explore at your own pace and choose the experiences that resonate with you the most. Your journey in Bologna is yours to customize, ensuring a memorable and fulfilling stay tailored to your preferences.

Exploring Bologna: Activities in and Around the City Center

Here are some highlights to explore during your visit:

1. **Historic Walking Tour**: Immerse yourself in Bologna’s rich history by taking a guided walking tour of the city center. Discover iconic landmarks such as Piazza Maggiore, the Two Towers (Due Torri), and the Basilica di San Petronio. Marvel at the well-preserved medieval architecture and learn about the city’s fascinating past.

2. **Culinary Delights**: Bologna is renowned for its delicious cuisine, so be sure to indulge in some local gastronomic delights. Sample authentic dishes like tagliatelle al rag├╣ (Bolognese pasta), tortellini in brodo (stuffed pasta in broth), and mortadella. Don’t forget to visit the Mercato di Mezzo, a bustling food market offering a wide range of fresh produce, meats, cheeses, and more.

3. **Art and Culture**: Bologna boasts a thriving arts scene, with numerous galleries, museums, and cultural institutions to explore. Visit the Pinacoteca Nazionale di Bologna to admire masterpieces by Italian artists such as Giotto, Raphael, and Titian. Don’t miss the Museo Civico Archeologico for a journey through Bologna’s archaeological past.

4. **Day Trips**: Take advantage of Bologna’s central location by embarking on day trips to nearby attractions. Explore the picturesque town of Ravenna, known for its stunning Byzantine mosaics and UNESCO World Heritage sites. Alternatively, venture into the scenic countryside of Emilia-Romagna and visit charming villages like Modena or Parma, famous for their culinary traditions.

5. **Shopping**: Spend some time strolling through Bologna’s bustling streets and boutique-lined arcades. Shop for locally-made crafts, fashion, and gourmet products at stores like Galleria Cavour and Via dell’Indipendenza. Don’t forget to pick up a bottle of authentic balsamic vinegar or a wedge of Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese to take home as souvenirs.Whether you’re interested in history, food, art, or simply soaking up the atmosphere of this vibrant city, Bologna has something to offer for every traveler. Come and discover the magic of Bologna for yourself!


Suggested Activities


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Plan ahead

Embrace spontaneity but plan ahead with our carefully curated activities for your stay in Bologna. Explore freely, knowing options are available to suit your preferences.

Did you know?

You can arrange to drop off your luggage before the official check-in time or store it with us for a few hours while you explore Bologna burden-free.