About Bologna

Under the centuries-old monuments and the arcades there are several hidden attractions to discover in this historical Italian city: tiny cafés, charming restaurants provide the world famous products of the region, the balsamic vinegar of the neighbor Modena and hams of Parma.

Bologna is the seventh biggest populous city in Italy. It is a well-known and popular place within Italy, but the tourists haven't discovered it yet so much, like other cities with unique history, Venice or Florence.



Despite the tram network have been ceased in 1963, a rare type of public transport still works in Bologna - the trolleybus! In total, 4 lines go around the city.


Bologna has an extensive bus network, with the lines operated by TPER, the municipal transport company. Buying tickets onboard is possible from the red-colored vending machines.


Two major taxi stands are at Piazza Maggiore and the Centrale train station. Hailing a cab does not really work in Bologna, but so does calling one (which comes with an additional fee).

Useful tips

Since the 11th century, architects prefer to build houses with arcades, more than 53 kilometers of covered walkways can be found in Bologna. The longest covered walkway is 3.5 kilometers long and includes 666 porticos, leading to St. Luke's Basilica.

Founded in 1088, Universita di Bologna is one of the oldest universities in the world. Its admirable garden, the Orto Botanico dell'Universita di Bologna was established in 1568.

If you look for the original bolognese sauce, Bologna is the ideal place! Look for 'Ragú (alla) Bolognese' on the menu.

Good to Know



Time Zone
Central European Time (CET)

Country Code

Electric Current
230 V

Plug Type
F-type plugF-type plug

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