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Best Western Plus Tower Hotel Bologna 23 Feb - 25 Feb
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Il Guercino 23 Feb - 25 Feb
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Agriturismo Ben Ti Voglio 23 Feb - 25 Feb
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The Social Hub Bologna 23 Feb - 25 Feb
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Unahotels Bologna Centro 23 Feb - 25 Feb
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La Mansarda 23 Feb - 25 Feb
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UNAHOTELS Bologna San Lazzaro 23 Feb - 25 Feb
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Hotel Bologna Airport 23 Feb - 25 Feb
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Hotel Fiera Wellness & Spa 23 Feb - 25 Feb
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Agriturismo Ben Ti Voglio 23 Feb - 25 Feb
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From £148
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Frassinago Suites-BolognaRooms 23 Feb - 25 Feb
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Unahotels Bologna Centro 23 Feb - 25 Feb
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Flight and hotel Bologna

Presentation of Bologna

With a population of 380,000, Bologna is the capital and largest city in Northern Italy's Emilia-Romagna region. One of the most populous cities in the country, it is nestled between the Savena and Reno rivers. A rich artistic heritage, exquisite food, stunning architecture, theatre and museums make Bologna one of the most sought-after vacation destinations in Italy.

Bologna is one of the liveliest and most dynamic cities in northern Italy, drawing visitors from around the world for city breaks. By booking your Bologna flight and hotel together, you can save money.

What to know before visiting Bologna

Flights to Bologna arrive at Guglielmo Marconi International Airport (BLQ), which has fantastic connectivity with several destinations. If you're travelling from the UK, you can opt for a direct flight from London or Manchester to Bologna.

UK citizens won't need a visa to enter Bologna. While the official language is Italian, English is spoken by many locals. Bologna is an hour ahead of the United Kingdom, and the local currency is the euro.

When is the best time to visit Bologna?

In Bologna, summers are warm and sunny, while winters can be chilly and cloudy. The city also receives rain during spring and autumn. If you choose package holidays in Bologna between March and October, you'll likely experience pleasant weather, perfect for enjoying outdoor activities. Booking your flight to and hotel in Bologna together can make your holiday planning simple and economical.

What to do in Bologna

City breaks in Bologna offer plenty to explore and do in Bologna. Climb Asinelli Tower for panoramic views of the city from the top. Take a stroll through Piazza Maggiore, the city's arcaded central square and home to the famous renaissance Fountain of Neptune.

What places should you visit in Bologna?

From magnificent panoramic views to iconic medieval structures, Bologna has something for everyone. On a weekend in Bologna, visit the Archiginnasio, the oldest university in Europe, founded in 1088. Be sure to peek inside the fascinating Teatro Anatomico, where corpses were once dissected for study. Learn about the area at the Museum of the History of Bologna. The city also boasts some fascinating churches. The Basilica of San Domenico houses a Michelangelo statue, while Chiesa della Santa is home to Saint Catherine’s mummified remains.

A must-see is the Basilica of San Petronio, one of the largest churches in the world and known for its incomplete façade. Take a tour of Santuario di Madonna di San Luca, a Roman Catholic monument offering splendid views of the city. The Basilica di Santo Stefano, also worth a visit, is actually seven churches – stop in at the gift shop for souvenirs of your trip to Bologna. If you want to explore these sites and attractions, package holidays in Bologna can take the stress out of holiday planning and save you money.

If you also have time to explore the surrounding area, you can also rent a car in Bologna.

What to eat in Bologna

Bologna is renowned for its cuisine. While in the city, try mortadella, Italian pork sausage flavoured with myrtle berries, nutmeg, black pepper and pistachios. Lasagne al forno, another worldwide favourite, comprises layers of pasta, béchamel sauce and parmesan cheese. Other popular dishes to sample include gramigna alla salsiccia (curly pasta seasoned with sausage ragu) and bollito misto (a meat and vegetable stew).

What to bring home from Bologna

Bologna offers incredible possibilities when it comes to souvenirs. Cookbooks are a fantastic way to share traditional recipes with your friends at home, and a set of beautiful kitchenware carved from olive wood or ceramic serving utensils will undoubtedly make a great gift. Edible souvenirs you can bring back home include classic Italian dried mushrooms and parmesan.

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