Welcome is Bologna

Free time

Events become an all-around cultural experience when participants visit the city. Dive into history as through our city’s monuments, marketplaces and residential neighbourhoods.

Culture and History

Culture and History

Bologna hosts the oldest university in Europe and is a meeting point for cultures. The old town with 40km of porticoes is one of the best preserved medieval cities in the world. Its historical and artistic heritage is conserved in over 50 museums.

Architecture and Monuments

Architecture and Monuments

As you stroll through the city centre you suddenly realize that you are surrounded by an open air art exhibition. You walk between majestic churches, noble palaces, imposing monuments and impressive works of contemporary architecture: an esteemed dialogue between Past and Present echoes through the winding streets of Bologna.

Nature and landscape

Nature and landscape

Bologna and its surroundings preserve manifold green treasures: secret courtyards hidden by the front doors of ancient palaces, splendid parks and gardens where people can rest and enjoy pleasant moments surrounded by nature.

Food&Drink

Food&Drink

Time spent in Bologna means, among other things, eating well. Its culinary tradition has made it famous throughout the world and it is truly the capital city of culinary taste and quality.

Nightlife

Nightlife

Bologna is famed for its nightlife, from bars and clubs to live music venues. Bologna's nightlife scene caters to all tastes, be it cinema, theatre or music, there will always be somewhere to party the night away!

Shopping

Shopping

In Bologna city centre, shopping lovers will find something for everyone, from small fashion houses to the great names of Italian and international design.

Wellness & SPA

Wellness & SPA

Busy day? Spend the evening soaking in a warm thermal bath, accompanied by a massage.