25 Jul 2019 - 26 Jul 2019
2 guests - 1 room
The northern Italian city of Bologna boasts a fascinating combination of food, culture, and history. It's home to the University of Bologna, the oldest college in the western world. This capital of the Emilia-Romagna region also has one of the richest culinary traditions in Italy. Most of the action for travellers is in the well-preserved city centre, which still bears the mark of design dating back to the Roman Empire. Fanning out from the centre are extensive residential neighbourhoods. Guglielmo Marconi Airport is located about four miles northwest of the city centre where visitors can find a wide selection of hotels near the airport.
History lovers are right at home in Bologna's city centre. Everything here is within walking distance. Make sure to visit the San Luca Portico, Basilica Santo Stefano, Le Due Torri and the city's outdoor market that sells fish, cheese, chocolates and other delicacies.
1. The Albergo delle Drapperie
Budget-conscious travellers will love cheap hotels in Bologna because of their proximity to all sites. The Albergo delle Drapperie, near the Plaza Maggiore offers incredible value. Here you will find comfortable and clean rooms with unique designs similar to those in luxury properties.
2. The Hotel Cosmopolitan
The Hotel Cosmopolitan is a solid choice for mid-range hotels in Bologna, with modern, updated facilities. You'll also be close to all major landmarks.
3. Art Hotel Novecento
An excellent choice for boutique hotels in Bologna is the Art Hotel Novecento. Each room in this 1930s-era building is designed with care and attention to detail.
Last-minute hotels in Bologna are particularly easy to find if you book a property near Bologna's airport. These accommodations are great for business travellers or those looking for a quiet location. The Ducati Motorcycle Museum is also nearby.
1. Hotel Borgo
For cheap hotels in Bologna near the airport, select the Hotel Borgo, which offers clean, no-frills rooms at excellent prices.
2. Hotel Bologna Airport
The Hotel Bologna Airport is a medium-priced hotel that is chock full of amenities that you would only find at a higher priced property in the city centre. This family-friendly hotel features a lounge, a snack bar and deli, free Wi-Fi, complimentary parking and a manager's reception with hors d'oeuvres.
Spa hotels in Bologna are a treat for travellers after a long day on foot visiting historical sites. Check out these gems.
1. Il Convento dei Fiori di Seta
Il Convento dei Fiori di Seta, located in the heart of the city, provides accommodations in a converted convent. It is within walking distance of most of the city's main attractions. The 15th-century building turned into a boutique hotel in Bologna has been beautifully restored and offers an exceptional steam room and spacious and comfortable guest rooms.
2. Grand Hotel Majestic Gia Baglioni
Grand Hotel Majestic "Gia Baglioni" is also located in the city centre on Via dell'Indipendenza. The attraction here is a brand-new health and wellness centre with a Turkish bath, a sauna and an emotional shower with chromo therapy.
3. The Royal Hotel Carleton
The Royal Hotel Carleton has, perhaps, the most extensive spa services in the city centre, thanks to its Monrif Spa. Amenities include manual treatments, a Turkish bath, Finnish sauna, emotional showers, aromarium, laconicum, chromo therapy and heated water beds.
Booking your holiday is easy, including last-minute hotels in Bologna, through Skyscanner. You can easily select hotels that fit your needs by ticking appropriate amenities and book them accordingly.
A lovely small city, not too touristy, easy to get around. Amazing food and great value, not overpriced at all. Lots of beautiful buildings. Aperitivo is a must! And the gelato.
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.
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.
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.