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Where to have a snack or drink in the countryside

Posted on 09 July 2021 From Bologna Welcome

The city heat can prove unbearable. At times like these, what you need is to unplug for an evening or afternoon and take refuge in the coolness of nature.

Here we provide you with a first selection of parks and outdoor places where you can have a snack or drink in the countryside while keeping the required social distance in complete safety.

©Ca' Shin, Parco Cavaioni

Montagnola Park

The city's oldest garden, full of history and monumental plane trees, offers music, entertainment and relax in the summer with the Frida kiosk bar, open daily from 8.30 am to 11 pm, and the Montagnola Republic, a winning combo of good food and great music.

©Frida nel Parco, Parco della Montagnola

Margherita Gardens 

Bologna's best-known park, a vast green area a stone's throw from the city centre, feels like another city. Here, between the chalet on the lake, open every day until 1am, food trucks of Belvedere Gardens Village with the proposals of Pastis, Nasty Burger Club, Sfarinà and Serre, where sustainability and innovation combine with good food and good company until midnight, you really are spoilt for choice. 

Villa Angeletti Park

At 6 pm starts bolognese aperitif at Villa Angeletti Park in the Bolognina district, just outside the central station. There is never a shortage of musical events here, and if the urge to whet your appetite rises, Fermento in Villa and Affumico are a guarantee.

© Fermento in Villa

Cavaioni Park

A park in the Bolognese hills with an artificial pond, an old farmhouse, Villa Silvetta, transformed into Ca' Shin- a restaurant-bar also suitable for children- and a kiosk where hot crescentine and cold beer are the undisputed protagonists. Here, near via dei colli 54, don't miss the new opening of Collywood in the Orto dei Giusti. You'll find stone and wrought-iron benches but also large expanses of grass where you can enjoy street-food and drinks from the chalets.

©Antonio Salvatore, Colliwood

San Pellegrino Park

The park and the breathtaking views of the city and the Sanctuary of San Luca are located within easy reach via a walk along the CAI 914 path and accessible via 300 steps from Via di Casaglia. Once again this year the park is hosting the Ai300scalini summer events where you will find street food and genuine drinks to accompany your perfect evening.

© Ai300Scalini, Parco di San Pellegrino

Villa Ghigi Park

Well-known for trekking and beloved destination for jaunts not far from the city centre, Villa Ghigi hosts a summer festival of musical events that will go hand in hand with the good food of the Casa del Custode. The atmosphere here is relaxing and serene, but prior booking is required!

©Karoline Villacidro, Casa del Custode

We also suggest you to take a look at Fuori Orsa in Parco del Dopolavoro Ferroviario, Pontelungo Summer Festival in Parco Pontelungo, Il Cassero and Ristoro Alternativo in Parco del Cavaticcio and many others.

Please note: this list is not exhaustive and is constantly being updated, please send us your suggestions!



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