Things To Do & Attractions in Bologna

Bologna Piazza Maggiore

4.5 star rating: Recommended 68 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Bologna’s beating heart is Piazza Maggiore, in the city’s old center. A classic example of Renaissance town planning, it is one of the most graceful public squares in Italy. The pedestrianised ...  Read more

Two Towers (Due Torri)

4.5 star rating: Recommended 63 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Teetering at a staggering angle, and rivaling the Leaning Tower of Pisa for gravity-defying architecture, Bologna’s Two Towers - Due Torri - are relics of the city’s warfaring medieval past.  ...  Read more

Museo Ducati

3 star rating: Worth doing 2 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Fans of cars and Italian design won't want to miss a visit to the Ducati Museum, which celebrates the world of the motorcycle. Part of the Ducati factory headquarters, the site highlights the ...  Read more

Basilica di San Petronio

4.5 star rating: Recommended 38 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Named for Bologna’s patron saint, the city’s fifth-century bishop, the Basilica di San Petronio is the world’s fifth-largest church and a fabulous example of Gothic grandeur. Construction began ...  Read more

Basilica di Santo Stefano

4.5 star rating: Recommended 37 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

A jumble of four churches make up the Basilica of St Stephen, or Basilica di Santo Stefano, dating back to the Romanesque era. With interesting cloisters, statues and artworks, the complex was ...  Read more

Fontana del Nettuno

4.5 star rating: Recommended 37 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Sculpted by Frenchman Giambologna in 1566, the bronze statue of Neptune waving his trident aloft is a classic example of the High Mannerist art of the late Renaissance. At the base of the ...  Read more

Museo Ferrari (Ferrari Museum)

4.5 star rating: Recommended 33 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

You might easily associate the Ferrari name with Italy, but did you know that Ferrari is based not far from Bologna? In the town of Maranello, just outside Modena, you’ll find not only the Ferrari ...  Read more

Bologna University Quarter

4.5 star rating: Recommended 32 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Bologna owes much of its contemporary charm and vibrancy to its lively University Quarter. As in all good university cities, it has a good cache of cafes, bars and clubs to cater to its student ...  Read more

Lamborghini Museum

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 3 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Showcasing Italy’s most famous luxury vehicles, the Lamborghini Museum and factory tells the past, present, and future of the coveted car brand. From the first 350 GT model built in 1964 to the ...  Read more

Anatomical Theatre of the Archiginnasio

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Bologna is home to the world’s oldest university in continuous operation - founded in 1088 - and one of the many schools in the university is a medical school. You might not think that a medical ...  Read more

Basilica di San Domenico

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Behind its understated Romanesque façade and distinctive rose window, the Basilica di San Domenico is teeming with Renaissance treasures, as well as ranking among Bologna’s most important ...  Read more

Enzo Ferrari Museum

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A futuristic, tall building with a curved bright yellow roof sits next to a traditional Italian warehouse. Both tell the story of Enzo Ferrari, race car driver and founder of the famous car brand ...  Read more

National Gallery of Bologna

The artworks of painters from the Emilia region are highlighted at Bologna’s pinacoteca, or picture gallery, focusing on the Early Renaissance to Baroque periods. The source of the Pinacoteca ...  Read more

Santuario de Madonna di San Luca

Casting a protective eye over Bologna, the hilltop Santuario de Madonna di San Luca basilica can be seen from most vantage points in the city. Built in the mid-18th century to house a portrait ...  Read more

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