Bologna is the seventh most populous city in Italy, with a metropolitan population of around one million, and the largest city of the Emilia-Romagna Region. The city dates back to 1000 BC, with its earliest settlements dating back to the Etruscans.
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Welcome to Bologna
Bologna benefits from what is referred to as a humid subtropical climate, with average summer highs in the late 20s during summer and average lows dipping just below freezing during the winter months. Annual rainfall oscillates between 450mm and 900mm.
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Where to Stay
Bologna is one of the most historic cities in the western world, and boasts the oldest university in the west. Given its long and vibrant history, it’s hardly a surprise that there’s plenty of variety to choose from when it comes to deciding where to stay. If you want to be right in the centre of the history and romance, as well as being just a few steps away from both the vibrant nightlife and the historic sights, then the Ghetto Ebraico may be the perfect place in the city for you to stay. Located right in the centre, it is both peaceful and located within a ten minute walk of all of the major attractions within the city. Alternatively, if you want to be a little further away from it all, why not get an apartment or villa in the Quartiere Saragozza close to the historic Cimitero monumentale della Certosa.
Things to do
Being one of the oldest cities in Europe, Bologna has an abundance of things to and see. Whether you enjoy staring at ancient artefacts in museums, stomping around the historic streets to take in the architectural wonders or relaxing with a few drinkings on a sunbaked terrace, Bologna truly has something for everyone. Unmissable sights include the Two Towers of Bologna, the Palazzo della Mercanzia, which is the seat of the Chamber of Commerce and the Palazzo Comunale, which is the city hall. The city also is home to a glut of incredible museums of the ancient world, offering insight into what the city may have been like during the time of ancient Rome, as well as taking a look at some of the most spectacular Renaissance art produced in Italy during the medieval period. With so much to do and see in one city, you’re bound to return for a second visit!
Eating and Drinking
Famed for its cuisine the world over, Italy has produced some of the world’s favourite dishes - and there’s nowhere that even comes close to Italy in terms of producing some of these classic dishes. Bologna, like many other Italian cities, is renowned for its culinary prowess. Italians take their food seriously. Within the city you will find a wide selection of restaurants offering both regional wares and national dishes. Like all cosmopolitan cities, you’ll also find a selection of international restaurants to go to if Italian food isn’t your thing - but it would be a shame to pass up the opportunity to sample one of the world’s best cuisines in the place it was invented. Bologna also has a vibrant nightlife culture to be explored and enjoyed by all that visit the city. Many of the most popular bars and clubs can be found in the streets around the historic centre.
Getting around in Bologna is a relatively easy affair, with the city offering ample public transport links to get you from points a to b. The city is served by a large network of bus and trollybus lines, covering everywhere from the inner city all the way to the rural villages. Bologna Central Train Station is one of the busiest and most important train hubs in Italy, owing to the city’s central and strategic location. From Bologna Central, visitors can reach pretty much any city in the surrounding region. Air traffic within the city is served by the nearby Guglielmo Marconi International Airport, which in recent times has undergone expansion in order to accommodate larger aircraft. Within the inner city, many of the top sights and attractions can easily be reached on foot. Unless you plan to visit the wider region, car hire is therefore not a necessity.
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