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Bologna Captures the Beauty of Italian Culture with Piazzas, Towers and Architecture

Bellissima! That's the only way to describe Bologna Italy. Beautiful! As one of Italy's most preserved historic towns, Bologna is famous for its medieval walls, gardens, parks and ancient churches. As the capital city of Emilia Romagna in northern Italy, Bologna lies between the Po River and the Apennines, making for a lovely natural setting.

Thriving as a centre of culture as well as education, Bologna is a university town that also has a reputation as one of Italy's culinary wonders. The heartbeat of Bologna is found in the city's two main squares, the Piazza Maggiore and the Piazza del Nettuno. Most of Bologna's main tourist attractions and historical monuments are within walking distance from the Piazzas, including the two leaning towers of Garisenda and Asinelli.

These towers were constructed during the 12th century, and today are still symbols representing Bologna far and wide. During the Middle Ages, Bologna contained dozens of these lofty towers as they were status symbols representing prosperity. The smaller of the towers, the Garisenda, is not accessible to visitors, while the taller Tower of Asinelli offers a panoramic view of the red-tile roofs of Bologna and the lush landscape beyond.
 
These ancient structures present a window into Bologna's architectural past, while attractions like The National Picture Gallery capture the cities artistic history and deep-rooted elements. The gallery traces Emilia Romagna's paintings created from 1200 to 1800. The stunning collection consists of works by Giotto, Raphael, Titian, Tintoretto, Carracci and Guido Reni.

To really catch a glimpse of the area's culture, get a bird's eye view of the yearly procession from Saint Peter's Church. Each August, an effigy of the Madonna is carried from the church of San Petronio down Via Saragozza and up the hill to The Portico of San Luca.

Created by architect Carlo Francesco Dotti, The Portico of San Luca is a work of genius that harmoniously connects all its diverse levels. The first level of the portico runs along Via Saragozza then fuses with the second part, climbing the hill through the Arch of Meloncello. This is all quite a sightseeing vision for anyone.


Cheap Hotels Bologna & Surrounding Area. 104 hotels found.



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4 Viale Masini Hotel, Viale A. Masini, 4 3, Bologna. In the proximity of Central Station, Bologna. Sporting facilities include a Gym.
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Nh Bologna De La Gare, Piazza Xx Settembre, 2, Bologna. In the region of Bologna Central Station. This hotel welcomes families.
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Mercure Bologna Centro, Viale Pietro Pietramellara 59, Bologna. Located very close to Bologna Central Station.
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I Portici Hotel, Via Indipendenza, 69, Bologna. Close to Montagnola Park.
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Starhotels Excelsior, Viale Pietro Pietramellara 51, Bologna. In the region of Bologna Central Station. This hotel welcomes families. A Gym is avaialble at the hotel.
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Albergo Pallone, Via Del Pallone, 4, Bologna. Near to Montagnola Park.
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Royal Hotel Carlton, Via Montebello 8, Bologna. Near to Bologna Central Station. This hotel welcomes families. The hotel has a Gym.
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Millennhotel, Via Boldrini 4, Bologna. Close to Bologna Central Station.
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Hotel Internazionale, Via Indipendenza 60, Bologna. Close to Montagnola Park. This hotel welcomes families.
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Una Hotel Bologna, Via Pietramellara 41 43, Bologna. Very near Bologna Central Station.
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Hotel Donatello, Via Dell'indipendenza 65, Bologna. Close to Montagnola Park.
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Albergo Atlantic, Via Galliera 46, Bologna. Located very close to Teatro Arena del Sole.
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Hotel Il Guercino, Via Serra Luigi 7, Bologna. Near to Santurario del sacro Cuore. This hotel welcomes families. Fitness Facilities are available onsite.
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Zanhotel Regina, Via Indipendenza 51, Bologna. In the proximity of Teatro Arena del Sole. This hotel has family rooms.
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Zanhotel Europa, Via Boldrini Cesare 11, Bologna. Near to Gallery of Modern Art of Bologna. This hotel has family rooms.
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Nuovo Hotel Del Porto, Via Del Porto 6, Bologna. In the location of Teatro Arena del Sole.
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Zanhotel Tre Vecchi, Via Indipendenza 47, Bologna. Very near Teatro Arena del Sole. This hotel welcomes families.
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Ac Hotel Bologna By Marriott, Via Serlio Sebastiano, 28, Bologna. In the vacinity of Santurario del sacro Cuore. Hotel facilities include a Gym.
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Hotel San Giorgio, Via Delle Moline 17, Bologna. In the location of Piazza VIII Agosto.
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Hotel San Giorgio, Via Delle Moline, 17, Bologna. Close to Piazza VIII Agosto.
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