Take a virtual tour of this beloved Italian city! Here are my best 15 pictures of Bologna. May these photos encourage and inspire you to add Bologna to your travel bucket list!
*Helpful Travel Tips to Bologna at the bottom of the post
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Best of What to Do in Bologna
Can you guess what might be the number one thing to do in Bologna?! The answer is obvious, the answer is to eat! The kind of eating that results in a need to buy new pants.
Bologna is the food capital of Italy, surprising, right? I would have thought it was Rome, but I was wrong. In fact, the food I had in Bologna has been far superior to any of the other Italian cities I visited.
Bologna is most famous for the thick egg noodle pasta and ragu sauce. You can also find some incredible pizza on the streets of Bologna. If you are coming to Italy hungry, you won’t be disappointed.
Because Bologna is so food-oriented, you will find a lot of options for cooking classes. I can’t think of a better place than Italy to improve your culinary skills.
For those of you that would rather drink wine than cook food, I can suggest this wine tasting set in one of the oldest inns in Bologna.
Other than stuffing your face, there are several cool sites to check out. Most famously the twin towers, located in the center of Bologna. Weather permitting, make time to climb to the top for sweeping city views.
Italy is also well known for their impressive Basilicas. In Bologna, there are several to see. The Basilica di San Petronio is the most distinctive. See all the sites of Bologna in this 3-hour walking and eating tour.
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Day Trips From Bologna
Bologna is situated close enough to visit a couple of Italy’s most beautiful cities. Located less than 2 hours by train, is the romantic city of Verona. This city was my top pick for a day trip because of its size. You could also check out Florence, as I did. However, in comparison to Verona, I highly recommend choosing Verona over Florence.
Florence is a large and impressive city that you need more than just a day to explore. I felt that even though I wanted more time in Verona, I saw a lot in a short time.
I created a useful in-depth guide to Verona here. You will find some top picks for restaurants and hotels if you choose to stay the night.
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