Best Things To Do in Bologna, Italy

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Top Bologna Activities And Tours

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  • Save 7% Private Round-Trip Transfer: Bologna to Rimini
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  • Save 7% Private Emilia Romagna Food Tour from Parma or Bologna
    Private Emilia Romagna Food Tour from Parma or Bologna16 Reviews

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  • Save 4% A day in the Legend of Ferrari in Maranello with Test-drive
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  • Save 7% Bologna Food Walking Tour
    Bologna Food Walking Tour39 Reviews

    Duration: 3 Hrs 30 Mins

    Explore one of Bologna's oldest food markets with an insider and visit the most traditional food shops. Learn about the histo...

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Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Bologna, Italy

Must see places in Bologna ranked on popularity. Here is the complete list of best attractions in Bologna and point of interests to visit.

  1. The Two Towers

    # 1 of 1176 Things To Do in Bologna | Added 1860 times in trip plans
    The Two Towers

    Tags: View Point, Historical Site, Tower, Architecture

    Address: Piazza di Porta Ravegnana, 40126 Bologna, Italy

    Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    If Bologna was to be called the Manhattan of medieval era, Torri degli Asinelli e Garisenda would definitely be the twin towers. Critically located at the entrance of the city, the towers displayed th...Read more

  2. Fontana Del Nettuno

    # 2 of 1176 Things To Do in Bologna | Added 1838 times in trip plans
    Fontana Del Nettuno

    Tags: Landmark, Monument, Statue, Fountain

    Address: Piazza del Nettuno, 40124 Bologna, Italy

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    The grand statue in the Piazza Maggiore cannot go unnoticed! Designed by Jean de boulone also known as Giambologna, he razed the entire block to make the fountain. It beautifully displays a bronze fig...Read more

  3. Archiginnasio Of Bologna

    # 3 of 1176 Things To Do in Bologna | Added 1361 times in trip plans
    Archiginnasio Of Bologna

    Tags: Estate, Walking Area, Historical Site, Statue

    Address: Library dell'Archiginnasio - Piazza Galvani 1-40124 Bologna

    Timings: 09:00 am - 06:45 pm Details

    Bologna was the first European town to have a university and this being the first university of bologna brings you to the intellectual side of this red city. Though heavily destroyed by bombing the Ar...Read more

  4. Sanctuary Of The Madonna Di San Luca

    # 4 of 1176 Things To Do in Bologna | Added 796 times in trip plans
    Sanctuary Of The Madonna Di San Luca

    Tags: Art And Culture, Church, Religious Site, View Point

    Address: Via di San Luca, 36, 40135 Bologna, Italy

    Timings: 07:00 am - 07:00 pm Details

    In the outskirts of bologna is this tranquil church on the hilltop which houses representation of the Virgin Mary transported from the Middle East to bologna in the 12th century. The basilica is conne...Read more

  5. Compianto Sul Cristo Morto

    # 5 of 1176 Things To Do in Bologna | Added 1309 times in trip plans
    Compianto Sul Cristo Morto

    Tags: Art And Culture, Church, Religious Site, Historical Site

    Address: Via Clavature, 10, 40124 Bologna, Italy

    Timings: 10:00 am - 07:00 pm Details

    The Lamentation over the Dead Christ or Compianto sul Cristo Morto are a set of terracotta sculptures housed in the church of Santa Maria Della Vita. The work shows seven life size figures, with dead ...Read more

  6. Museo Ducati Or Ducati Museum

    # 6 of 1176 Things To Do in Bologna | Added 1264 times in trip plans
    Museo Ducati Or Ducati Museum

    Tags: Museum, Educational Site, Tour, Specialty Museum

    Address: Via Antonio Cavalieri Ducati, 3, 40132 Bologna, Italy

    Timings: 09:00 am - 04:00 pm Details

    With the mission to educate youth and give a totally new dimension to the word ‘museum’ in 2001 the Ducati museum came into being. The museum in its true sense gives you the luxury of reme...Read more

  7. Museum Of The History Of Bologna Or Museo Della Storia Di Bologna

    # 7 of 1176 Things To Do in Bologna | Added 1167 times in trip plans
    Museum Of The History Of Bologna Or Museo Della Storia Di Bologna

    Tags: Museum, History Museum, Educational Site, Tour

    Address: Via Castiglione, 8, 40124 Bologna, Italy

    Timings: 10:00 am - 07:00 pm Details

    A remarkably educational the Museo della Storia di Bologna (Museum of the history of Bologna) is very well focused on the history of the red city. Behind the ancient facade is a courtyard housing...Read more

  8. Santa Maria Della Vita Bologna

    # 8 of 1176 Things To Do in Bologna | Added 1249 times in trip plans
    Santa Maria Della Vita Bologna

    Tags: Church, Religious Site, Historical Site, Statue

    Address: Via Clavature, 10, 40124 Bologna, Italy

    Timings: 10:00 am - 07:00 pm Details

    Wrapped away in via calvature is the church of Santa Maria della Vita housing bologna’s most exquisite work of art. Known for Baroque architecture and the terracotta sculptures, the church will ...Read more

  9. Pinacoteca Nazionale Di Bologna

    # 9 of 1176 Things To Do in Bologna | Added 935 times in trip plans
    Pinacoteca Nazionale Di Bologna

    Tags: Art And Culture, Art Museum, Art Gallery, Museum

    Address: Via delle Belle Arti, 56, 40126 Bologna, Italy

    Timings: 09:00 am - 07:00 pm Details

    Bologna’s national art gallery, houses collection from over 13the century is a delight for the ones with an eye for paintings. These paintings are majorly curated from churches and monasteries t...Read more

  10. Palazzo Fava

    # 10 of 1176 Things To Do in Bologna | Added 936 times in trip plans
    Palazzo Fava

    Tags: Art And Culture, Art Museum, Art Gallery, Museum

    Address: Palazzo Fava Ghisilieri Via Manzoni

    Timings: 09:00 am - 04:00 pm Details

    The breathtaking museum is nestled in a Renaissance mansion given over by the Fava family in their will. Spread over 2600 sq. m it is regularly used as an exhibition centre; include works from the Fon...Read more

  11. Museo Di Palazzo Poggi

    # 11 of 1176 Things To Do in Bologna | Added 242 times in trip plans
    Museo Di Palazzo Poggi

    Tags: Art Museum, Science Museum, History Museum, Tour

    Address: Via Zamboni, 33, 40126 Bologna, Italy

    Timings: 10:00 am - 04:00 pm Details

    Unlike all other art and architectural centric museums in Bologna, the museum of palazzo poggi covers numerous intriguing topics like the military sciences, zoology, astronomy and genecology etc. Buil...Read more

  12. Basilica San Francesco Or Chiesa Di San Francesco

    # 12 of 1176 Things To Do in Bologna | Added 635 times in trip plans
    Basilica San Francesco Or Chiesa Di San Francesco

    Tags: Church, Religious Site, Historical Site, Statue

    Address: Piazza S. Francesco, 14, Bologna, Italy

    Timings: 06:30 am - 07:00 pm Details

    The church of St. Francis is beautiful example of Gothic-Romanesque architecture, being the first example of French-gothic style in Italy. Structured with a remarkably high facade and interiors housin...Read more

  13. Oratorio Di Santa Cecilia

    # 13 of 1176 Things To Do in Bologna | Added 584 times in trip plans
    Oratorio Di Santa Cecilia

    Tags: Art And Culture, Church, Religious Site, Performance

    Address: Oratory of Santa CeciliaVia Zamboni

    Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    With blatantly bold imagery and lively colours this church showcases the life and times of St Cecilia along with her husband Valeriano. If your visit to Bologna is a short one you would not want to mi...Read more

  14. San Colombano - Collezione Tagliavini

    # 14 of 1176 Things To Do in Bologna | Added 504 times in trip plans
    San Colombano - Collezione Tagliavini

    Tags: Art And Culture, Church, Religious Site, Tour

    Address: Collezione Tagliavini c/o Oratorio di San Calombano Via Parigi 5 – 40121 Bologna

    Timings: 10:00 am - 07:00 pm Details

    This delightfully re discovered church with original frescos and paintings hosts a wonderful collection of over 80 musical instruments assembled by Luigi Tagliavini. Many of the assembled harpsichords...Read more

  15. Lamborghini Museum

    # 15 of 1176 Things To Do in Bologna | Added 512 times in trip plans
    Lamborghini Museum

    Tags: Museum, History Museum, Educational Site, Exhibition

    Address: Automobili Lamborghini/Museo LamborghiniVia Modena 1240019 Sant’ Agata Bolognese

    Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    Car lover or not we all have heard this name, one of the leading brands amongst the automobile industry Lamborghini! Yes, there is a whole museum dedicated to the skillfully structured cars and for al...Read more

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  • St Petronio Basilica

    Piazza Galvani 5

    Historic and Protected Sites
  • Porta Lame

    Piazza VII Novembre 1944

    Historic and Protected Sites
  • Oratorio di Santa Cecilia

    Via Zamboni 15

    Historic and Protected Sites
  • Palazzo Marescalchi

    Via IV Novembre 5

    Historic and Protected Sites
  • Casa Isolani

    Strada Maggiore 19

    Historic and Protected Sites
  • Palazzo Grassi

    Via Marsala 12

    Historic and Protected Sites
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  • Palazzo Poggi

    Via Zamboni 33

    Museums Landmarks
  • Museo Civico Medievale

    Via Manzoni 4

    Museums
  • Museo del Patrimonio Industriale

    Via della Beverara 123

    Museums
  • Collezioni Comunali d'Arte

    Piazza Maggiore 6

    Museums
  • MAMbo - Museo d'Arte Moderna di Bologna

    Via Don Minzoni 14

    Museums
  • Museo Per La Memoria di Ustica

    Via di Saliceto 3

    Museums
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  • Feed Bears

    Via Don Minzioni 18

    Amusement Parks
  • La Carovana Società Cooperativa

    Via della Libertà 13

    Amusement Parks
  • Acquavip Summer

    Via Maddalena 4

    Amusement Parks
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  • Caffe del Mercato

    Via Pescherie Vecchie 2

    Cafes, Coffee and Tea Houses Bars Restaurants
  • Ex Forno

    Via Don Giovanni Minzoni 14

    Restaurants Cafes, Coffee and Tea Houses Bars
  • Il Caffè della Corte

    Corte Isolani 5

    Bars Cafes, Coffee and Tea Houses Diners
  • Formosacafè 'Carlito Snc'

    Via Camillo Ranzani 13

    Burgers Diners Bars
  • Canton Dè Fiori

    Via dell'Indipendenza 1

    Bars Restaurants Cafes, Coffee and Tea Houses
  • Matinee Cafe

    Via Larga 37

    Restaurants Cafes, Coffee and Tea Houses Bars
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  • Riserva Naturale Contrafforte Pliocenico

    Via San Felice 25

    Natural Parks
  • Parco Storico Regionale Monte Sole

    Via Porrettana Nord 4

    Natural Parks
  • Parco Regionale dei Gessi Bolognesi e Calanchi dell'Abbadessa

    Via Jussi Carlo 171

    Natural Parks
  • Happy Bimbi In Bo

    Via Nazionale 55

    Natural Parks
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  • Parco Caserme Rosse

    Via di Corticella 147

    Playgrounds Dog Parks
  • Parco dei giardini Cà buia

    Via dell'Arcoveggio 59

    Dog Parks
  • Area Cani - Giardini Nanetti

    Via Graziano

    Dog Parks
  • Parco di Via Larga

    Dog Parks
  • Parco della Montagnola

    Piazzale Camillo Baldi

    Playgrounds Dog Parks
  • Passion for Dogs - educazione e attività cinofile

    Via Budrie 109

    Dog Parks
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  • Quadr Angolo di Lepri Annamaria

    Via Riva di Reno. 98

    Beaches
  • Tarozzi dario

    Via Riva di Reno. 56

    Beaches
  • Masi roberto

    Via Riva di Reno. 4

    Beaches
  • A.P.A.M. di Alessandri Luana & Pallara Lara

    Via Riva di Reno. 60

    Beaches
  • Bonomia Pellami

    Via Riva di Reno. 54

    Beaches
  • Belletti

    Via Riva di Reno.

    Beaches
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  • Intervolventi SPA

    Via della Selva Pescarola 6

    Hunting and Fishing
  • Paioli Sport

    Via del Vetraio 25

    Hunting and Fishing
  • Akua SRL

    Via del Lavoro 44

    Hunting and Fishing
  • Soverini Walter

    Via del Tuscolano 7

    Hunting and Fishing
  • Akua SRL

    Via Ferrarese 122

    Hunting and Fishing
  • Puddu cesarina

    Via Sigonio 4

    Hunting and Fishing
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  • Stadio Renato Dall'Ara

    Via Andrea Costa 174

    Stadiums and Arenas
  • Campetto Basket del Parco del Ponte di Via Libia

    Via Libia

    Stadiums and Arenas
  • Unipol Arena

    Via Gino Cervi 2

    Stadiums and Arenas
  • Palazzetto Dello Sport

    Via Partengo 13

    Stadiums and Arenas
  • So.Ge.Se Società Per La Gestione dei Servizi Cooperativa a R.L.

    Viale Terme 840

    Stadiums and Arenas
  • Palazzetto dello Sport

    Via dello sport

    Stadiums and Arenas
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  • Centro Elettrica SPA

    Via Doccia

    Carnivals
  • Cento Carnevale D'Europa SPA

    Via Risorgimento 38

    Carnivals
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