Bologna HolidaysItaly
La cucina Bolognese (Bolognese cuisine) characterizes this medieval city in the Emilia-Romagna region of northeast Italy. Tortellini stuffed with spinach and cheese, gnocco fritto (giant puffed dough balls served with succulent cured meats) and, of course, bolognese meat sauce are just some of the ever-so-light fare you will be tempted …

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How to get to Bologna

Here's what you need to know about getting to Bologna. You can see the cheapest month to fly and a snapshot of flight prices for the following month. Also, don't forget to factor in your travelling time - the typical flight from London Heathrow to Bologna takes 2 hours, 20 minutes.

When to go to Bologna

Typical Holiday Price

£480 per person

The average price of hotels and apartments in Bologna varies according to the time of year. To help you plan when to go, we've looked at the hotels available on our site, then worked out the average price per night for the quietest and the busiest months.

Cheapest Month to Visit

August

Based on a typical 1 week holiday - adding together the cost of flights and accommodation - August is the cheapest month to go to Bologna.

Where to stay in Bologna

Whatever your travelling style, we can help find you the perfect place to stay. From luxurious hotels to practical apartments, these are our most popular places in Bologna, according to other travellers.

Reviews of Bologna

Guiea Labasan
Guiea Labasan
10/05/2019

It was a small city, but rich in culture and spiritual aspects beacause of the old churches that lifts your faith. Beautiful architecture from the buildings, the food, the people, it was a great experience.

Chris Behr
Chris BehrEdinburgh
18/06/2018

An amazing city filled with culture and a vibrant night life. It’s a shame that the local government doesn’t do more to keep the older buildings in better condition, as quite a few are falling apart. When I visited the streets would heave at night, and there’s an abundance of local spots to explore.

James Gibbons
James GibbonsMiami
18/04/2018

Bologna is a very charming city that has a very local vibe compared to other tourist locations in Italy. The food is amazing so be prepared to eat most of tortellini, bolognese sauce, and lost of mortadella meat. I would recommend one night at most to see the main sights unless the museums seem interesting.

Sergio M
Sergio MBologna
11/09/2017

Bologna is a beautiful town. Only recently discovered by the international tourism, it hosts the oldest university in the world (A.D 1089) and an incredible amount of ancient buildings, museums, views and, yes, restaurants. Just turn off your electronic devices and dive in its medieval streets and "portici".

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