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The best way to discover Bologna is on foot, covering the history, traditions and architecture at the shelter of its 40 km of porticoes, candidated as Unesco “world heritage site”. A unique pathway in the world that allows you to enjoy the city with no umbrellas when it rains and the cool shade when the sun warms our summer months.
It is even nicer to walk the city during the weekend thanks to the T-Days, an initiative promoted by the Municipality of Bologna, which provides the opportunity to walk around the main streets of the historical centre - the “T area” (via Rizzoli, via Indipendenza and via Ugo Bassi) and the vie Caprerie, Calzolerie, of the Archiginnasio, Falegnami, the east side of piazza Maggiore and piazza Re Enzo - without the stress of cars and of other motor vehicles. This initiative is valid every weekend from 8 am of Saturdays to 10 pm of Sundays and all public holidays, from 8 am to 10 pm.
For more information: T-Days
If the children are tired to walk, you can easily move around by public transport that provides free rides and discounts for the youngest: for example children up to a metre in height can ride for free. Between 4 and 12 years of age they are entitled to a 50% discount on the full price of the ticket.
The ticket can be purchased on board without applying any extra charge as long as it is requested by the traveller.
For more detailed information we advise you to consult the website of T-Per - Passenger Transport Emilia-Romagna -, the company responsible of the urban service in the city of Bologna and suburban and extra urban service in the outskirts of the metropolitan city.
We also remind you that thanks to the Bologna Welcome Card, free of charge for children up to 12 years of age, it is possible to choose – among the gratuities provided – to move around by public transport for 24 h.
The city administration has been committed to promoting the use of bicycles as an alternative to motor vehicles, by building a network of biking paths that start from the centre to the periphery. The biking path network has been divided into 12 routes; each of these is equipped with signposts that provide useful information for tourists to find their way around while on the move. Particularly worthy of mention is the "bicycle ring road", launched in September 2015 and consisting of 8.4 km of biking paths along the ring of boulevards that surround the city centre. Also Dynamo has recently been developed and consists in the bicycle station of Bologna, where you can park and rent bikes for adults and children also with child seats.