Sale Now On - Save on all Italy Holidays - Book by 2 February

View offers

Holiday Search

Click to choose date

Child Age = 2-11 years inclusive. Infants = under 2 years - call to book. Ages based on return travel date.

Bologna Hotels & Holidays

View of the historical town with its red bricks
View of the historical town with its red bricks
Piazza Maggiore at night with Church in the background
Piazza Maggiore at night with Church in the background
Statue of Neptune
Statue of Neptune
A Local Bakers Window Showing a Selection Of Products
A Local Bakers Window Showing a Selection Of Products
Santo Stefano
Santo Stefano
Arranged Sunflowers Next to A Name Plate
Arranged Sunflowers Next to A Name Plate
Clock Tower In Piazza Maggiore
Clock Tower In Piazza Maggiore
Domed Building Behind a Rooftop
Domed Building Behind a Rooftop
Statue Of Luigi Galvani
Statue Of Luigi Galvani
View of the historical town with its red bricks
Piazza Maggiore at night with Church in the background
Statue of Neptune
A Local Bakers Window Showing a Selection Of Products
Santo Stefano
Arranged Sunflowers Next to A Name Plate
Clock Tower In Piazza Maggiore
Domed Building Behind a Rooftop
Statue Of Luigi Galvani

Bologna

Bologna is one of the foremost gastronomic cities of Italy, fondly known as La Grassa (the fat). The only problem you are likely to have here is dividing your time between the sights and the table. Besides Bolognese sauce, the city is famous for its tortellini and tagliatelle, reputedly invented for the wedding of...

Bologna is one of the foremost gastronomic cities of Italy, fondly known as La Grassa (the fat). The only problem you are likely to have here is dividing your time between the sights and the table. Besides Bolognese sauce, the city is famous for its tortellini and tagliatelle, reputedly invented for the wedding of Lucrezia Borgia. There is much to see including Europe's oldest university, a superb Gothic cathedral, medieval churches and two great leaning towers. However, in the arcaded streets and piazzas you will find plenty to tempt you from the sightseeing path - restaurants, cafés and bars galore plus a crowd of inviting shops, not to mention the opera, theatre and nightspots.

More Information Less Information

Popular Bologna Hotels

Unmissable Sights

  • Basilica di San Domenica

  • Basilica di San Petronio

  • Fontana di Nettune (Fountain of Neptune)

  • San Giacomo Maggiore (St James Church)

  • Tombe dei Glossatori (The Glossatori Tombs)

  • Villa delle Rose Gardens

Best Time To Go

Bologna is a year-round destination but the best months to go are during spring and autumn when the weather is pleasant enough for al fresco dining and the summer crowds haven't yet arrived. The weeks leading up to Christmas can also be particularly festive with several Christmas markets offering traditional gifts and a spectacular street market on New Year's Eve in the 13th-century Piazza Maggiore.

Average monthly temperature and rainfall for Bologna.

Flight Information

Direct flights to Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport (BLQ) are available from London Gatwick and London Heathrow and take approximately 2 hours 15 minutes.

Hotels

  • Double Room
  • Junior Suite
  • Junior Suite
  • Twin Room
  • Double Room
  • Lounge
  • Lounge
  • Double Room
  • Breakfast Room
  • Bedroom
  • Hotel Al Cappello Rosso
  • Twin Room

Hotel Al Cappello Rosso, Bologna

Rating: 4

Only 50 metres away from the majestic Piazza Maggiore lies one of Bologna's oldest hotels. Dating...

View Hotel

  • Suite
  • Deluxe Room
  • Restaurant
  • Junior Suite
  • Junior Suite
  • Junior Suite
  • Art Deco Suite Terrace
  • Gianbologna Suite
  • Deluxe Room Venetian Style
  • Art Deco Suite Terrace
  • Art Deco Suite
  • City View Room Terrace

Grand Hotel Majestic, Bologna

Rating: 5.5

Only a short walk from Piazza Maggiore and the Two Towers lies Bologna's most prestigious...

View Hotel

  • Double Room
  • Lounge Area
  • Reception
  • Breakfast Room
  • Lounge Garden
  • Triple Room
  • Double Room
  • Double Room
  • Superior Room

Metropolitan, Bologna

Rating: 3

Citalia is delighted to feature the traditional family-run Hotel Metropolitan positioned in the...

View Hotel

Multi Centre Holidays

Bologna & any destination of your choice

Combining two or more destinations on your holiday is the perfect way to see and experience more of Italy. Bologna's train station is one of the best connected in the country, making most of Italy within easy reach for visitors. Florence, Venice and Milan are only a short train-ride away and even the south of Italy can be reached in just over two hours. It's also well placed to hire a car and explore Italy's beautiful countryside. We've included some of our favourite suggestions below but our expert Travel Advisors will be happy to talk to you about planning your own itinerary.

With
Tuscany

Tuscan poppies

For food and wine enthusiasts, the Tuscan countryside is the perfect complement to 'La Grassa'. Bologna is widely considered the food capital of Italy, famous for its Bolognese sauce, tortellini and tagliatelle. It's also a great place to sample the wines of Emilia Romagna before heading to its neighbouring region to compare notes.

Call our travel experts
01293 762410

With
Florence

View of Duomo from Bell Tower

Bologna's medieval buildings are a lovely complement to Florence's renowned Renaissance architecture and combining these two cities is ideal for those looking for a cultured holiday.

Call our travel experts
01293 762410

With
Milan

The famous Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II shopping centre in

Milan is just an hour's train journey from Bologna but it's a complete contrast to the medieval city of Bologna. The fashion capital of the world offers visitors the chance to marvel at impressive architecture, such as its famous Duomo, and spend their days window shopping on streets that house endless designer stores.

Call our travel experts
01293 762410