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Arriving in Bologna

Rich in character and history, Bologna is regarded as one of the county’s most beautiful cities. The city sees all four seasons, and it is worth the airfare to Bologna no matter what time of year you choose to visit. However, cheap flights to Bologna are most available after New Year’s and before the festivals begin in mid-spring.

Bologna flights arrive at Gugleilmo Marconi Airport. After you’ve collected your luggage, you will be able to hire a taxi or take the BLQ, a special airport bus. The BLQ runs every 15 minutes and will take you into the center of Bologna.

Getting Around Bologna

After your long flight to Bologna, Italy, you will surely enjoy walking along the cobblestone streets. While walking is probably the most leisurely way to get around Bologna, the ATC public bus system is an easy and efficient way to travel.

Other popular modes of transportation are bikes and motor scooters, which can easily be rented. Taxis are also always available but tend to be costly. Renting a car is another option however, if you are a non EU license holder, you will need to have an international driver’s license to drive.

Bologna's Main Attractions

Bologna’s main attractions are its architecture and historical monuments. Nestled among medieval and Renaissance buildings is Piazza Maggiore, one of the city’s main squares. Here you will find two leaning towers that are Bologna’s main symbols.

For those who wish to explore some history, Bologna also has some of the finest museums in Europe. The Museo Civico Archeologico (Archaeological Museum), for instance, houses one of Italy’s major Egyptian collections as well as impressive Roman sculptures.

Shopping, Dining, and Nightlife in Bologna

Italy is well known for its fashion. Via Rizzoli, Via D'Azeglio, Via Farini and Via Castiglione boast some of the best shops and boutiques. Besides fashion, Italy is probably most renowned for its food. There are no shortages of great Italian restaurants to be found. Trattoria Da Romano and La Sorbeterria Castiglione are two of the most popular and reasonably priced restaurants in Bologna.

Don’t forget a shot of espresso or two before heading out for a night of fun and excitement in Bologna. There are several late-night bars and hotspots in the University area. If you want to work off some of that great Italian food then check out Matis, Bologna’s most prestigious nightclub, for a night of dancing. For those looking to experience a more cultured evening, take in an opera at Teatro Comunale. Whatever you’re in the mood for, Bologna will not disappoint.

Flight stats for Bologna - did you know?
  • Guglielmo Marconi Airport (Bologna, Italy)
    • Right now, 69 airlines operate out of Guglielmo Marconi Airport.
    • Guglielmo Marconi Airport offers nonstop flights to 74 cities.
    • Every week, at least 351 domestic flights and 882 international flights depart from Guglielmo Marconi Airport.

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