On a visit to Bologna you definitely cannot miss out on the must see places. The significance of these must see places are that they stand as a symbol for Bologna. These places are what Bologna is all about. These must see places in Bologna will stay as cherishing memories of the city forever in your heart.
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Piazza Maggiore – 40124 Bologna
A lively pedestrian hub and the starting point for everything Bologna! In the medieval ages Maggiore was the seat of city government and was acquired to make a market place, because of which a number of buildings around the square were taken down giving us this massive space.
Piazza Maggiore till date holds the same importance as it did in the 13th...
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Piazza di Porta Ravegnana, 40126 Bologna, Italy
09:00 am - 06:00 pm
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 the family’s prestige and served military functions back then.
Built in the 11th century Tower of Asinelli is over 97 metres and the tallest in Bo...
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Piazza del Nettuno, 40124 Bologna, Italy
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 figure of Lord Neptune along with four angels at the steps signifying the river of 4 continents: Amazon, Dandu, Nile and Ganges.
The fountain once signif...
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Piazza Galvani, 5, 40124 Bologna, Italy
07:45 am - 06:30 pm
This gigantic church is the 6th largest in Europe, which started its construction in 1390 only to be officially blessed in 1954. Dedicated to Petronio, city’s patron saint and bishop back in 5th century. Had things would have gone as planned the Basilica would have been the largest in the world, however the pope did not like the idea of a chu...
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 all you car nuts a visit to the factory can be arranged with prior booking.
Started in 2001 this museum is operated by Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A. The...
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Via Antonio Cavalieri Ducati, 3, 40132 Bologna, Italy
09:00 am - 04:00 pm
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 remembering the past and see the production line of the future.
One can see the entire range of Ducati motorcycles all of which showcases stunning authent...
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Via Castiglione, 8, 40124 Bologna, Italy
10:00 am - 07:00 pm
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 a transparent rectangular structure connecting the two floors and serves as an additional exhibition space.
The structure of the museum is divided
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Via delle Belle Arti, 56, 40126 Bologna, Italy
09:00 am - 07:00 pm
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 that were abolished by Napoleonic army and was moved to this picture gallery. By the 19th century many other important art work were added to this wond...
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Museo per la memoria di Ustica c/o Ex Magazzino ATC, Via di Saliceto
10:00 am - 06:00 pm
Museo per la memoria di Ustica ia an extremely thoughtful tribute for the victims of the massacre of Ustica. Built by the association of relatives of the victims was opened in June 27 2007.
All the wreckage of DC-9 was transported to Bologna; the same is put together by French artists in a very generous form to showcase the loss. There are numerous...
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Oratory of Santa CeciliaVia Zamboni
10:00 am - 06:00 pm
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 miss the church of St. Cecilia- this is undoubtedly a hidden gem!
Found in the year 1267, the church flaunts exquisite Renaissances art work along with ...