Bologna Welcome Piazza Maggiore
Piazza Maggiore 1E
phone +39.051.6583111

Bologna Welcome Aeroporto
Via del Triumvirato 84
phone +39.051.6472201

Bologna’s amorous side

Discover Bologna’s amorous side with that special someone.  

Long walks, fairytale castles, hidden sites and gorgeous sunsets: impress your date with a dreamy getaway to Bologna.


San Michele in Bosco

One of the most panoramic places of the surrounding hills of Bologna and its parvis offers a wonderful view of the city and of the plane till the Alps chain, including in one view the old towers, the outlines of the seventeenth century domes and the modern buildings of the Fiera District.

address: Via Pupilli, 1 - 40136 Bologna (BO) rif map iat: N-10 ph: +39 051 6366705 (info generali) - +39 051 6366315 (biblioteca) email:; opening hours: Church: every day 8 am - 12 pm and 4 - 6 pm. During the religious services, the tourist visit could be limited or suspended. (Tours to the historical complex by appointment: tel +39 051 6366705 after 4,30 pm or mail to: Umberto I Library: Monday: 10 am - 5.30pm; from Tuesday to Thursday: 10 am - 2.30 pm; Friday: 10 - 1.30 pm; Saturday: 9 am - 1 pm (only the first and fourth Saturday of the month); closed Saturdays in Summer. Holiday closing: August and Christmastime. For groups, please send email to - to Dr Tomba - Dr Vigano’ Putti study > visited only by appointment requested by email to to Dr Tomba - Dr Vigano’. Admission min. 5 people, max. 15 Historical/artistic contacts: Dr Patrizia Tomba and Dr Anna Vigano’ Tel. 051/6366315 -  051/6366192 entrance:


Le due Torri: Garisenda e degli Asinelli

The traditional symbol of Bologna. 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. From the top of the Asinelli Tower, you can enjoy an incomparable panoramic view of the city.

address: Piazza di Porta Ravegnana - 40126 Bologna (BO) rif map iat: D-4 website: opening hours: TORRE DEGLI ASINELLI From 1 March to 5 November 09:30am – 7:30pm Timeslots: 09:30; 10:15; 11:00; 11:45; 12:30pm; 01:15pm; 02:00pm; 02:45 pm; 03:30 pm; 04:15 pm; 05:00pm; 05:45pm; 06:30pm From 6 November to 28 February 09:30am – 5:45pm Timeslots: 09:30; 10:15; 11:00; 11:45; 12:30pm; 01:15pm; 02:00pm; 02:45 pm; 03:30 pm; 04:15 pm; 05:00pm TORRE GARISENDA: not accessible entrance:


  • Free admission: Bologna Welcome Card PLUS and Card EASY holders and guides with a group of minimum 20 people; disabled people and helper
  • Full price: € 5.00 per person
  • Reduced: € 3.00 (under 12 and over 65; school trips; university students; groups of minimum 20 people; Card Musei Metropolitani holders)

Giardini Margherita

Huge and centrally located, it is the largest city park. It is inspired by the English romantic parks: big tree-lined avenues, a little lake surrounded by artificial gypsum cliffs, wide lawns, oaks groves and other more natural edges, a series of considerable samples trees, mainly exotics. The perfect spot for a long romantic walk!

address: Viale Massimo Meliconi, 1 - 40136 Bologna (BO) rif map iat: F-6

Sanctuary of San Luca

Located on top of Guardia hill, it is one of Bologna's symbol. The stroll under the longest portico in the world that climbs up the hill is one of the most romantic walks and when you reach the top the view is breathtaking: the whole Bologna spreads before the eyes 

address: Via di San Luca, 36 - 40135 Bologna (BO) rif map iat: M-9 ph: +39 051 6142339 email:; website: opening hours: From Mon. to Sat.: 7am – 6pm from November to February / 7am - 7pm from March to October On working days the Sanctuary is closed from 12:30pm to 2:30pm Sundays and Public Holidays: 7am – 6pm from November to February / 7am – 7pm from March to October During the religious services, the tourist visit could be limited or suspended. Opening times can be subjected to little changes. For further information please call: Curia Arcivescovile tel. 051 6480611 Panoramic terrace opening time: Summer timetable (from March 1 to October 31) Monday-Saturday: 9:30am-12:30pm e 2pm-7pm Sunday: 9:30am-7pm Winter timetable (from November 1 to February 28) Monday-Saturday: 9:30am-12:30pm e 2pm-6pm Sunday: 9:30-18:00 You can access without reservation to the viewpoint. For group with turistic guide please contact: WWW.SUCCEDESOLOABOLOGNA.IT entrance:

Sanctuary: free

Panoramic terrace: "San Luca Sky Experience Card",  a donation of € 5 is required.

Reducted donation € 3:
- young people 10 to 18 years
- members of Succede solo a Bologna association
- schools
– over 65

- children under 10 years visiting with their family
- disabled (with exception of those who have severe deambulation problems, since the access is through a spiral staircase)
- tourist guides and journalists with cards
- Bologna Welcome Card PLUS holders

Piazza Maggiore

Piazza Maggiore is located at the very centre of Bologna. In the past the square underwent many changes and was further enriched with important buildings. It is the ideal setting for a romantic evening stroll, hand in hand.

address: Piazza Maggiore – 40124 Bologna (BO) rif map iat: D-4

Piazza Santo Stefano

This triangular square is one of the most romantic places in the world. A magical place to be at night, when it's not so busy and you can sit under a portico and admire its beauty in peace with your loved one.

address: Via Santo Stefano, 24 – 40125 Bologna (BO)

Finestrella di Via Piella

This corner of the city is known as "little Venice". Looking out among the buildings, through a little window, you can see one of the few stretches of running water, which was not covered with asphalt between the beginning of the 20th century and the postwar period. 

address: Via Piella, 2 - 40126 Bologna (BO)

Rocchetta Mattei

Indulge your inner knight or damsel with a romantic trip to a fairy tale castle. The fusion of different architectural styles makes the Rocchetta a mesmeric and fantastic place, full of small rooms very expertly decorated and linked together by a labyrinthine plan mixed together with lodges, spiral staircases and towers.

address: SP 62, Riola Ponte Grizzana Morandi (BO) ph: + 39 051 6730335 - + 39 051 6730311 email: website: opening hours: The castle is open Saturday and Sunday with guided tours from 10am to 3pm in Winter and from 9,30am to 1pm / 3pm to 5,30pm in Summer. Reservation is always requested. Info and bookings: entrance:

Full € 10; reduction € 5.

Rocchetta Mattei is part of Card Musei Metropolitani di Bologna.

Free admission first Sunday of each month.

Parco della Chiusa

The park covers 110 hectares between the Reno River and the ridge of the first Bolognese hills. It offers a wide variety of landscapes and paths that wind on the hillside and through the woods along the Reno River. From the park you can admire a suggestive sunset on the Chiusa di Casalecchio.

address: Via Panoramica, 11 - 40033 Casalecchio di Reno (BO)

The Porticoes of Bologna

The nearly 40-km-long  porticoes make the city of Bologna unique in the world and have been nominated as  a UNESCO World Heritage Site . Take your loved one hand-in-hand and weave through the beautiful medieval streets under the protection of the porticos.

address: 40100 Bologna (BO)