Bologna holidays 2021
Artistic, historical and one of Italy's most beautiful cities, a holiday in Bologna is the perfect destination for you in 2021. The lively city is the capital of the Emilia Romagna region, in the northwest of Italy. It sits between the Reno and Savena river valleys, and its university attracts thousands of students from all over the peninsula. Hidden amongst the portico-covered streets there’s a world of art, history and music just waiting to be discovered.
Bologna holidays are perfect for the traveller looking for a city break and there is always something to do in ‘La Rossa’ - the Red. Culture vultures will love the gorgeous architecture and museums that are peppered throughout Bologna. The medieval city has been well preserved despite its modern additions. The beautiful buildings and ancient sites are an incredible and unique attraction to behold on your Bologna holiday.
Like all Italian cities, the food helps to build Bologna's identity. Sample some of the finest and freshest pastas and wines your tastebuds have ever come across. A holiday in Bologna is completely unique. Why not make La Rossa your destination in 2021?
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Otherwise known as a foodie's paradise... Bologna's cheese and wine is just waiting for you!
Piazza Maggiore is the place to be for relaxing cafes and classic Bologna flair
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As you explore the streets of Bologna you won’t have to wander far to discover buildings and monuments from Roman settlements. Stumble upon the Renaissance and Baroque architecture, and marvel at the city that combines its history with modern attractions so effortlessly. The red brick squares and cityscape are certainly eye-catching, and sitting at a street side café sipping espresso at the end of the day is a great way to unwind.
Europe’s oldest university, the University of Bologna, dates back to 1088. The university is still a centre of great academic importance. The Palazzo d’Accursio o Comunale is the city’s town hall. Over the centuries, buildings have been added and it has grown into an impressive red brick building, and the red brick buildings help to give the city its La Rossa nickname.
Although the Leaning Tower of Pisa is perhaps more well known, Bologna has two leaning towers of its own. The landmarks are two of 20 towers that dot the city. The city is home to some beautifully maintained churches. Santo Stefano, San Petronio and more are not only places of worship, but they contain stunning works of art.
If you’re travelling to Bologna to soak up the sun at the beach all day, you’ll be disappointed. The city is landlocked, but that doesn't mean an excursion to the seaside is impossible. Leaving Bologna by train, travellers can reach the beach resort city of Rimini in less than an hour.
The beaches in Rimini are well known all over Italy, and its 15 kilometres of sandy shoreline make it a perfect spot to relax on holiday. Rimini is home to paid beaches and free public beaches, giving you a variety of fun in the sun. Of course, the beaches in Rimini have plenty of great watersports, and you will find facilities for drink, food and other beach items there.
Ravenna is also easy to get to from Bologna, and the fastest trains will get you there in around 90 minutes. Ravenna showcases small resort villages to larger tourist favourites, and a holiday in Bologna can easily get you to the seaside on a day trip.
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