Start your time in Bologna in the heart of the city, in Piazza Maggiore, the large city centre square. The Terrazza offers up excellent views over Piazza Maggiore.

The Basilica di San Petronio, the Palazzo del Podestà, the Palazzo dei Banchi, and the Palazzo d'Accursio, are all beautiful historic buildings worth visiting.

Archiginnasio of Bologna

This palace-like building was the University of Bologna, the world's oldest university. The University of Bologna dates all the way back to the middle ages.

Wander through the Quadrilatero, or the old market streets, take in the food stalls, and try the local cuisine which is what this Italian city is well known for.

The Torre degli Asinelli and Garisenda, are two famous leaning medieval towers. If you're brave enough to tackle 498 steps, you can climb to the top of the Asinelli Tower.


You can pop into Piazza Santo Stefano, which is a historic religious complex or visit the Giardini Margherita, a large public garden that is popular amongst locals.

Head to the Sanctuary of the Madonna di San Luca, which is a beautiful basilica atop a hill overlooking the countryside of the Emilia-Romagna region.

Try the REAL “spaghetti Bolognese” at Osteria dell'Orsa and stop in Galliera 49 for an authentic gelato because when in Italy you can never eat too much gelato!

Authentic Food