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FICO Eataly World Park Guided Tour
The Biodiversity Ambassadors and certified FICO guides will accompany you on a guided tour to discover FICO and its secrets. This unique and essential tour examines the peculiarities of food processing that takes place every day in the Park and the most excellent Italian food products. Journey through fields, stables, factories, refreshment points and markets unparalleled in the world.
Discover Ferrari and Pavarotti Land
This action-packed one-day tour will help you see, hear and taste what has made the city of Modena famous throughout the entire world. You get to experience the legend of Ferrari, the art of Pavarotti, and also discover the pleasures of Lambrusco as well as Modena's most renowned brands of balsamic vinegar and cold meats.
Food and Ferrari Tour From Bologna
This combo tour includes visits to local producers of Parmesan cheese, balsamic vinegar and Prosciutto ham. You’ll also enjoy some wine tasting and a six-course meal at a family-run restaurant, featuring homemade pasta. To complement the food experience, the tour also consists of a visit to the Ferrari Museum in Maranello.
Hop-On Hop-Off Bus: City Tour
This open-top bus ride lets you discover the most famous monuments and landmarks of Bologna at your own pace. You can hop on and off the bus throughout the day, spending time at sites like Piazza Maggiore, Santo Stefano and the Two Towers. Audio guides are available in ten different languages and will give you a chance to learn new information about the city and its most important monuments.
Led by an expert guide, this tour of Bologna's medieval city center helps you discover all its main sights and history. Highlights along the way include visits to the Due Torri, the Compianto by Niccolò dell’Arca and the Teatro Anatomico. Entry to the Anatomical Theater and Stabat Mater Hall is also offered.
Food Walking Tour in Bologna
This guided tour of Bologna's culinary hotspots starts with an exploration of the historic city center, where you'll find a medieval market with many traditional shops. Along the way, you'll taste a variety of regional dishes, including cold cuts, wines, chocolate, homemade ice cream and espresso.
Ferrari Museums Tour with Bologna Transfer
Located in Emilia Romagna, the Ferrari Museums give you a unique opportunity to fully immerse yourself in the history of the iconic car manufacturer, also known as 'La Rossa'. In Maranello’s Ferrari Museum, you will take part in an exciting and engaging journey that lets you discover the dream of Cavallino Rampante. The audiovisual show will take you through the history of Ferrari and reveal some of the classic cars that made history on the world's tracks and roads. At the Modena’s Enzo Ferrari Museum, you'll observe championship-winning cars, learn about the Ferrari founder, as well as view the splendid displays of Formula One race cars, prototypes, GTs and legendary road cars.
San Luca Express
Connecting Bologna city center with San Luca's Cathedral, this one-hour journey is available by train or open-top minibus. A fully integrated audio guide will provide information about the city and its fascinating landmarks along the way.
Cooking Classes and Tastings at FICO Eataly World Park
Esta experiencia culinaria italiana te permite elegir diferentes clases y talleres para aprender a cocinar los icónicos productos de la gastronomía italiana: desde pasta, queso y dulces hasta cerveza, vino y aceite de oliva. Descubre qué se necesita para crear un delicioso plato italiano.
Panoramic Terrace: San Luca Sky Experience
Offering the highest viewpoint from any dome in Europe, San Luca’s Sanctuary provides panoramic sights over the Bolognese hills and city center from over 131 feet high. You’ll ascend via the original spiral staircase which contains 110 steps and once at the top, you’ll be provided with panoramic binoculars to enjoy the views.
Bologna Fiere District
1.4 miles from downtown
Fancy a fair? You’ve come to the right place. Bologna Exhibition Centre draws an impressive line-up of vendors, who bedeck this marketplace with knick-knacks, cosmetics, and Lineapelle leather. Once you’ve filled your tote bag with goodies, take to the surrounding streets and explore little Bologna.
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Bologna City Center
Renaissance palaces and pretty piazzas as far as the eye can see. Inside the half-crumbled, medieval walls is the heart of old Bologna - and it’s covered in terracotta red. Slender streets meander in and out of covered colonnades, with a new treasure on every corner. It’s not just a feast for the eyes – the restaurants round here are top-notch.
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Bologna Train Station
0.8 miles from downtown
Planes, trains and automobiles! No matter how you arrive, you’re sure to pass through this transport hub – the gateway to the red-roofed city. Business barons, bag-toting tourists, and transient students rub shoulders as they step on and off trains. “In carrozza!” (all aboard), the conductor calls, before the trains chug away.
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With its well-preserved historic center and miles of charming covered “porticos,” Bologna goes beyond its world-famous, mouthwatering cuisine. The city is also home to the oldest university in continental Europe, founded in 1088.
Piazza Maggiore lies at the heart of the city's old town, bordered by the Basilica of San Petronio, the City Hall Building, the portico dei Banchi, and the Palazzo del Podestà. However, the city's most iconic landmarks are the 12th-century Towers of Bologna, including Torre degli Asinelli and the slightly leaning Torre dei Garisenda.
Often referred to as the food capital of Italy, tourists flock to Bologna for a taste of its cured meats and delicious pasta dishes like tagliatelle al ragù or tortellini stuffed with prosciutto or cheese. You'll also find plenty of fun pubs, hip wine bars, and traditional “trattorias” that are perfect for people watching while enjoying an aperitivo.
The city center is easy to get to from Guglielmo Marconi (Bologna) International Airport, either by taxi or Aerobus.
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|Most popular time to visit||March-May|
|Cheapest time to visit||December-February|
|Local currency||€ 1 = $1.12|
|Average weekend price||$127 per night|
|Average weekday price||$131 per night|
|Average stay||1 night|
I recommend most the sculptures by Michelangelo in S. Domenico and by Della Quercia beside the main entrance to S. Petronio (the Cathedral). I also highly recommend S. Stefano with its octagonal baptistry and with one of the oldest Romanesque churches in existence alongside. The anatomical theatre west of the back of the cathedral is also well worth seeing, but had to be reconstructed from fragments after being bombed. The people are exceptionally friendly even for Italians, and the food is first-rate. There are cities with much more important art and architecture, but Bologna is well worth visiting for at least several days.
After many trips to Italy, it was my first stay in Bologna for a day, and I enjoyed it a lot. There are many sights to see in the center, architecture is very interesting, and overall, it was a very good idea to spend a day in Bologna. If you are in a reasonably good shape, don't miss climbing to the top of the tower. The views are terrific.
Bologna is an historic city with a deserved reputation for wonderful food. It has many museums and churches that are well worth visiting. There is considerable public transit to help getting around the city, which has grown far beyond the ancient city walls, of which only the gates remain. And it is centrally located in north central Italy, which makes day trips to other fascinating cities practical, including Ravenna, Modena, Ferrara and Parma. And most of all, I find the people of Bologna among the most friendly and helpful anywhere.
Food/restaurants were very good. Hotel Majestic is outstanding with excellent service. Walking around city is easy. Monastery and churches were nice attractions and city is located well for day trips to Florence or coast.
Bologna is a fabulous city: a real city where people live and work, which makes i more attractive in many ways than cities which have become essentially overrun by tourists, like Venice. In my case I was here for the Giro d'Italia start, which is a one-time event, but I recommend the walk up to San Luca, which is where the first stage ended.
Bologna is always good idea. City offers many ways how to relax and enjoy life. Moreover you are pretty close to many other cities and sites in Emilia-Romagna and Tuscany and it is easy to reach them by car but also you have a great choice of trains.
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