The two towers Garisenda and Asinelli are the traditional symbol of Bologna, strategically standing where the old Aemilian way entered the town. In the late 12th century, at least one hundred towers dotted the town's skyline, but today only twenty have survived the ravages of fire, warfare and lightning.
The historical Santa Lucia Fair under the loggia of Santa Maria dei Servi, the French Christmas village in Piazza Minghetti, the Christmas Fair in via Altabella. Find them all!
A 3 hours walk that will lead you through the best places in town
Discovering the University of Bologna through its places and streets.
The exhibition presents for the first time to the public some real masterpieces of the XVIII century Neapolitan cribs tradition, from the famous Collezione Bordoni.
Everything is wrapped in a Christmas atmosphere, the smell of mulled wine and cinnamon, a familiar but surprising taste, nativity scenes and markets, this is what you breathe when entering this magic.
Experience the festival among the arcades and squares of Bologna and admire its buildings under a different light.
From 7 December the Museo Civico Archeologico of Bologna is hosting “Etruscans. Journey Through the Lands of the Rasna”, a major exhibition devoted to Etruscan civilization.
Guess what: in the 13th century Bologna was dominated by more than 100 towers? Today only 24 have survived. Some of them are clearly visible, while others are hidden between the narrow medieval streets of the city centre. Discover them on this rambling, walking tour.
Every Saturday, starting from € 15.00 per person
Discover the wine and food traditions of Bologna in the medieval town market and drink in the atmosphere of one of the city’s oldest and most important traditional markets.?
Friday and Saturday, € 25.00 per person - 10% off for Bologna Welcome Card holders
Don’t miss a unique opportunity to visit Palazzo Malvezzi de’ Medici, exceptionally open to the public on Friday 27 December on the occasion of Lightin’Bo.
Free admission, reservation required
Save up to € 53 on ticket costs
Save up to € 78 on ticket costs