Overview Bologna

Visiting Bologna

It's no coincidence that "Bologna" sounds like Bolognese. Italy's culinary capital put the savory sauce on the map, and gourmets have been mapping out their trips here ever since. Try the Tagliatelle al ragù, order up a glass of vino, or tour the piazzas—no matter how you slice it, you're in for a treat.

Whether you’re a first-timer or a frequent visitor, a business traveler or a budget explorer, IgoUgo has all the travel-planning tools and resources you need to create a memorable vacation in Bologna. Read traveler reviews of the top hotels, restaurants, and things to do; browse amazing photos; ask for advice in our friendly travel forums; and find cheap Bologna flights and hotels. Then, after your trip is over, share your travel reviews, tips, and photos with friends and fellow travelers right here on IgoUgo. ... Read More
It's no coincidence that "Bologna" sounds like Bolognese. Italy's culinary capital put the savory sauce on the map, and gourmets have been mapping out their trips here ever since. Try the Tagliatelle al ragù, order up a glass of vino, or tour the piazzas—no matter how you slice it, you're in for a treat.

Whether you’re a first-timer or a frequent visitor, a business traveler or a budget explorer, IgoUgo has all the travel-planning tools and resources you need to create a memorable vacation in Bologna. Read traveler reviews of the top hotels, restaurants, and things to do; browse amazing photos; ask for advice in our friendly travel forums; and find cheap Bologna flights and hotels. Then, after your trip is over, share your travel reviews, tips, and photos with friends and fellow travelers right here on IgoUgo.    Close

Stories and Tips Bologna

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The Wall

Written by TianjinPaul on 27 Jul, 2013

It was a Sunday afternoon in Bologna and I was suffering. My friends and I had been out the night before until approaching five. This had left me feeling somewhat deflated and in need of lift. Coffee at around 11h00 had had little impact. So…Read More


The Drive

Written by TianjinPaul on 15 Jul, 2013

A group of my friends, who I had met in China, were planning a European reunion. I live in Nice and two of them live in Bologna and Firenze in Italy. Because of this, we decided that it would be a good idea to meet…Read More


A Basic but Reliable Little Airport

Written by dangaroo on 27 Dec, 2008

Bologna airport is actually one of my favourites in Italy - for me, it's the gateway to Northern Italy. There is little in the way of shops at Bologna airport, so don't expect to do your shopping there but it's simple and fast and I…Read More


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Bologna's showpiece: The Two towers and the mercato

Written by actonsteve on 08 Nov, 2001

Bologna is one of the best cities in Italy for meeting Italians. And if you ask the native Bolognese what is great about their city they may answer the colonnade's, the tortellini or the university - but every one of the them will mention the…Read More


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Medieval hub of Bologna: The Piazza di Maggiore

Written by actonsteve on 07 Nov, 2001

Every city in Italy has it's Piazza. Some are world famous such as San Marco or San Pietro but each fills a communal need to promenade, relax or be part of the city that they live in. One of the most impressive is the Piazza…Read More


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The Emergency Room and Bologna at Night

Written by actonsteve on 08 Nov, 2001

When you travel independently not everything goes to plan. A missed train or botched reservation is livable, but once is a while something happens that nearly ruins your holiday. For me the freedom of independent travel outweighs the chances of things going seriously wrong. In…Read More


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Bologna consider gastronomic center of Italy.

Written by Zhebiton on 30 Aug, 2010

Bologna is known as la grassa (fatty), primarily due to a rich meat sauce for pasta, which is called ragu ', and in Russia "Bolognese". Accordingly, in restaurants great attention is paid to meat menu.A typical Italian restaurant - osteria del Orsa (via Mentana 1F),…Read More


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All tours start from the main square

Written by Zhebiton on 30 Aug, 2010

All tours start from the main square - Piazza Maggiore, surrounded by a number of delicious palazzo.The architectural dominant of the city - the magnificent Cathedral of St. Petronius, one of the largest Catholic churches in the world. On the left across the square (if…Read More


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There are many reasons to visit Bologna

Written by Zhebiton on 30 Aug, 2010

Bologna lies away from the traditional tourist routes. Since the city has a large exhibition center, and come here if, as a rule, a business trip. However, there are many reasons to visit Bologna, and during vacations.The American writer Irving Stone's novel about the life…Read More


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