Weekend breaks to Bologna
Perhaps the first thing that comes to your mind when you imagine what a weekend break
to Bologna would be like is the food. Famous for its meat sauce, called rather unsurprisingly
Bolognese sauce, and its cured meats, Bologna has been sometimes overlooked in terms of
its historic sites. The oldest university in the world is located right in Bologna, the University
of Bologna and it is considered by many to be the largest, best preserved medieval cities in
Europe. You can still walk along the historic Via Emilia, even if the name is altered as you do it,
an original Roman street. Bologna is also known for its many towers, each erected by famous
officials, powerful families and clergymen. Finally there are several churches and cathedrals of
note in Bologna, including the Sanctuary of the Madonna di San Luca. So while your weekend
break may have begun with thoughts of your stomach in mind, there are plenty of sites to see
to work up an appetite.
Weekend Trips to Bologna and finding accommodation
Because of the nature of a weekend trip, it can seem as if you never fully get a sense of a city
on a weekend break. One way to remedy that phenomenon is to stay with a local in the city
you wish to travel to on a weekend trip. Locals can give you a sense of the history of a place
and can provide you with insights about places not in your guidebook where locals hang out.
They can present you with a picture of how a local person lives that you just wouldn’t get if
you found yourself in yet another hostel or hotel. On Wimdu we compile listings of places that
take travellers on weekend breaks so that you can find just that. With us you can view their
profile, read reviews, and book all on our page. So you can be assured that your weekend trip
to Bologna won’t just be a tourist snapshot of the city.