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Bologna Travel Information

The Italians have two nicknames for Bologna. The Fat on account of its reputation as a centre for gastronomic excellence and as the birthplace of Spaghetti Bolognese; and The Learned as testament to its importance in Italian culture as one of the main university cities in the country for nearly a thousand years.

Bologna is an ancient city with buildings dating back to the earliest parts of Italy’s history, and many churches, piazzas and museums to explore. Visitors to Bologna will find that the city is an intriguing and exciting place with excellent nightlife around Piazza Maggiore, and too many top class restaurants to ever experience all of them.

Attractions in Bologna

Take time out while you are visiting Bologna to see the sights. Some of the main Bologna attractions include the Due Torri is great to see for yourself. The Piazza Maggiore are definitely worth exploring! Bologna’s history means plenty to see. You can book a Bologna tour before you go, and benefiting from the expertise of our Bologna based guides who will show you Bologna’s less well known attractions.

Bologna Sports Guide

Bologna’s favourite pastime is Soccer, which is played by the Bologna FC at their home: Stadio Renata Dall'Ara. The biggest sporting event to take place in Bologna’s sporting calendar is the World Superbike Championship at the Imola. If you can get tickets, it is a great show!

Attractions in Bologna

Take time out while you are visiting Bologna to see the sights. Some of the main Bologna attractions include the Due Torri is great to see for yourself. The Piazza Maggiore are definitely worth exploring! Bologna’s history means plenty to see. You can book a Bologna tour before you go, and benefiting from the expertise of our Bologna based guides who will show you Bologna’s less well known attractions.

Bologna Climate Guide

It is easy to find the perfect time to go to Bologna in our simple guide to the climate of Bologna. The table below displays annual temperature trends in Bologna over the course of a year in Bologna.

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Bologna Driving Guide

All you need to drive a car in Bologna is your regular UK license. For security in Italy, make sure your license is valid before you go to Bologna. When driving in Bologna, in common with the rest of Italy, drive on the right side of the road. For your convenience, you can book car hire in Bologna before you travel to Italy and there are several car hire offices in Bologna where you can collect your hire car.

Guide to Bologna Airport

Bologna G Marconi Airport is around 4 miles to the northeast from Bologna. The airport's IATA code is BLQ, and flights there take 2.5 hours from the UK approximately. Getting into Bologna is simple, and taxis are plentiful. Bologna G Marconi Airport offers plenty to do including shops offering souvenirs of Bologna to help you remember your stay.

Bologna British Embassy Address

If you get into trouble in Bologna, or just need some advice, the Bologna British Consulate is the place to go.

British Consulate General
Via San Paolo 7
I-20121 Milan

Telephone: (39) 02 723 001

Bologna Overview

City Name: Bologna
Country: Italy
Language: Italian
Currency: Euro
Time Difference: GMT + 1
Electricity Supply: 220V AC 50Hz
Mobile Phone: GSM 900/1800

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