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Bologna: Attractions and Things to do

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1 Basilica di San Domenico
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Rank: 1 About 24

Basilica di San Domenico is a historic site and a religious site too. This is a basilica which is not be missed while visiting Bologna. It is majestic, beautiful and breath taking. The artistry of the site is also unparalleled...

Reviewed by: Laalamani
Address: Piazza San Domenico, 13, Bologna
Type: Landmarks and Historic sites


2 Santa Maria della Vita
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Rank: 3 About 24

Address: Via Clavature 8-10, Bologna
Type: Other attractions


3 University
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Rank: 4 About 24

The Alma Mater Studiorum – Università di Bologna (Bologna’s University) is considered the oldest and the most eminente existing university of the western side of the world. The Studium was founded in 1088. It...

Reviewed by: Editorial Staff
Address: Via Zamboni, 33, Bologna
Type: Other attractions


4 Santuario Di San Luca
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Rank: 5 About 24

Traditional place of worship for the presence of an image the Virgin of St. Luca as well as reassuring visual landmark for Bolognese approaching town, the shrine located on top of Guardia hill is one of Bologna's symbol. The 666 vaults...

Reviewed by: Editorial Staff
Address: Via di San Luca 36, Bologna
Type: Other attractions


5 Mambo - Museo d'Arte Moderna di Bologna
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Rank: 6 About 24

Mambo - Museo d'Arte Moderna di Bologna is an art museum. This museum has exhibitions, collections and also a bookshop and a restaurant. The present exhibition includes art work of Bernd and Hilla Becher at this museum from...

Reviewed by: Laalamani
Address: Via Don Giovanni Minzoni 14, Bologna
Type: Museums


6 Church of Santa Cecilia Della Croara
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Rank: 7 About 24

The first document that speaks about Tha Croara is of 1084, while the first official act that attests the existence of the monastery is of 1095. The present shape of the Church dates back the end of the 1800's, while the chiostro has ...

Reviewed by: Editorial Staff
Address: Via Croara 21, San Lazzaro di Savena (Bologna)
Type: Landmarks and Historic sites


7 Corte degli Aranci
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Rank: 8 About 24

At Corte degli Aranci there are live DJ music with snacks, live entertainment and shows. This is a great place to have fun.

Reviewed by: Laalamani
Address: Via G. Dozza 26, Bologna
Type: Nightlife


8 Historical places
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Rank: 9 About 24

Bologna is one of the most popular cities of Emilia Romagna. It creates a unique mix: chaotic student life and night life next to important palaces and historical places. In the middle of the historical centre, in fact, we’re...

Reviewed by: Editorial Staff
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Type: Landmarks and Historic sites


9 Piazza Maggiore
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Rank: 10 About 24

Piazza Maggiore is a beautiful square situated in Bologna and was created in 1200. It is also one of the best squares in Italy. This square is surrounded by the Palazzo d’Accursio, the Palazzo dei Notai and...

Reviewed by: Laalamani
Address: Piazza Maggiore Bologna (Emilia Romagna), Italy
Type: Streets, Squares and Neighbourhoods


The Two Towers: Garisenda and Asinelli
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Rank: 12 About 24

The two 'twin' towers the traditional symbol of Bologna, stand at the strategic point where the old Aemilian way entered the town. Today they stand right at the middle of the opening of Porta Ravegnana square, but this does not...

Reviewed by: Editorial Staff
Type: Landmarks and Historic sites


10 Cathedral: Metropolitana Di San Pietro
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Rank: 13 About 24

St. Pietro is the city cathedral and was made by Pope Gregorio XIII in 1582 seat of the Archbishop (Metropolitana). The building saw its origins in the early Christian era even if the first evidences date back to the 10th century; in...

Reviewed by: Editorial Staff
Address: Via Indipendenza, 7, Bologna
Type: Landmarks and Historic sites


11 Museo Ducati
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Rank: 14 About 24

The Ducati Museum in Bologna offers visitor an insight into the history of the evolution of the popular Bolognese motorcycle firm. The museum is an exposition of period materials, motorcycles, mechanical...

Reviewed by: Fahim
Address: Via Antonio Cavalieri Ducati, 3, Bologna, Italy
Type: Museums


12 Via Santo Stefano
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Rank: 15 About 24

Via Santo Stefano is the most well known place of worship in the city and has many holy buildings, which were built and renovated at various times. Santa Stefano is a complex of religious edifices and is located in the eponymous square....

Reviewed by: Laalamani
Address: Via Santo Stefano, Bologna
Type: Streets, Squares and Neighbourhoods


Bologna Bike Tours
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Rank: 16 About 24

Bike Tours in Bologna are the easiest and trendiest way to discover this little city, which is particularly echo-friendly.Bikes in Bologna are a real alterative to cars, and our tour packages...

Reviewed by: Bologna Bike Tours
Type: Tours


13 Fontana del Nettuno
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Rank: 18 About 24

Fontana del Nettuno (the Fountain of Neptune) is a monumental fountain situated in Bologna, Italy. The fountain features a sculpture of Neptune made with bronze that portrays him...

Reviewed by: Angha
Type: Landmarks and Historic sites


14 Montagnola
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Rank: 19 About 24

Montagnola is a large park situated in central Bologna and has hosted till date several public events. Parco Montagnola has been used as a park since the 17th century...

Reviewed by: Chiranjiv
Type: Parks and gardens


15 The Panini Museum Collection
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Rank: 20 About 24

The Panini Museum Collection is one of the finest collections of Maserati cars and can be found in Cittanova, near Modena. This museum is entirely run by the West Company, which...

Reviewed by: Ekaja
Address: Via Corletto Sud 320, Modena
Type: Museums


16 Basilica di San Petronio
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Rank: 21 About 24

The Basilica di San Petronio is regarded as the main church of Bologna city and is the fifth largest church in the world. This building can contain over 28,000 people at a time. This church is dedicated to the patron saint of the...

Reviewed by: Laalamani
Address: Piazza Maggiore Bologna Italy
Type: Landmarks and Historic sites


17 Caffe dei Commercianti
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Rank: 22 About 24

At Caffe dei Commercianti, the quality of the food and the coffee is excellent. There is also great hospitable service offered to the visitors.

Reviewed by: Laalamani
Address: Strada Maggiore, 23, Bologna
Type: Bars


18 Giardini Regina Margherita
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Rank: 23 About 24

If one is looking out for a quiet, safe place where he can spend time with his family and children, then Giardini Margherita is the perfect place to visit while in Bologna. It is located in the...

Reviewed by: Ekaja
Address: Via Santa Chiara, Bologna
Type: Parks and gardens


19 Matis
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Rank: 24 About 24

Matis is a great place to hang out with family and friends. There are also provision of great wines and cuisine offered.

Reviewed by: Laalamani
Address: Via Rotta, 10, Bologna
Type: Nightlife

Attractions close to Bologna


Rocca Sforzesca The Fortress - 20.3 mi
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The fortress, a superb example of a fortified architecture of the Medieval and Renaissance period, which was founded in the XIII century. Remains of the antique period can still been seen: the doorway, with a pointed...

Reviewed by: Editorial Staff
Address: Piazzale Giovanni Dalle Bande Nere, Imola
Distance: 32.6
City: Imola

Type: Travel tips + Share


Pinacoteca Art Gallery in Imola - 20.6 mi
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The Pinacoteca communal art gallery was opened in 1988 in the second cloister of the ex - convent of Santi Nicolo and Domenico. The exhibits on the first floor are composed of 95 works of art, mainly from the...

Reviewed by: Editorial Staff
Address: Pinacoteca Stuard Gallery - Via Cavestro 14, Parma, Italy,IT
Distance: 33.2
City: Imola

Type: Art galleries + Share


Palazzo Schifanoia - 27.1 mi
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The Palace is a Schifanoia construction of Ferrara, dating back to 1385, and now houses a museum. It was built on commission from Alberto d'Este and then transformed and expanded mainly in the age of Borso...

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Address: Via Scandiana, 23, Ferrara
Distance: 43.6
City: Ferrara

Type: Landmarks and Historic sites + Share


Cathedral Museum - 27.2 mi
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This is one of the greatest museums on a national scale dedicated to sacred art. Visit the virtual museum and read the descriptions of the various exhibits, glossary and educational initiatives. Episcopal Palace...

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Address: Via San Romano, 1, Ferrara
Distance: 43.7
City: Ferrara

Type: Museums + Share

Neighbouring places: Bologna


Imola - 20.6 mi

Imola is a town, commune in the province of Bologna, located on the Santerno River, in the Emilia-Romagna region of north-central Italy. The town is traditionally considered as the western entrance to the historical...

Distance: 33.1
City: Imola

Modena - 23.3 mi

The city of Modena is one of the ancient time cities in Italy. Modena city has established its tradition and culture in many sectors at the international level. The two famous rivers of Italy wiz the Secchia and Panero bound the city of Modeno....

Distance: 37.5
City: Modena

Maranello - 24 mi

Maranello is a town situated 18km from Modena in the Emilia Romagna state of Italy.  Maranello is best known as the home of Ferrari motorcar company and their racing team, including their corporate museum and private 'Fiorano' racing...

Distance: 38.7
City: Maranello

Ferrara - 27.3 mi

Ferrara is a beautiful city located in the Italian region called Emilia-Romagna along the Po river. The centre of Ferrara is an UNESCO classified world heritage. The Renaissance...

Distance: 44
City: Ferrara

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