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Bologna City Add-On

Italy’s gastronomic capital
 
Enjoy the gastronomic city of Bologna, Italy’s ‘food capital’, as an add-on to another Inntravel holiday in Italy and, with notes for a self-guided city walking tour included, discover this vibrant city from a well-located, characterful hotel.
Bologna City Add-On. 2 nights
Bologna City Add-On. 2 nights
 

Holiday information

 

Bologna

This ancient city, the provincial capital of Emilia Romagna, has a unique, and very civilised, atmosphere, with Europe’s oldest university and best-preserved medieval centre. In the heart of the city, the Piazze Maggiore and Nettuno are among Italy’s finest squares, and their famous leaning medieval towers dominate the skyline.
To discover the soul of Bologna, you need to experience its unsurpassed food and wine culture, which is based on proud Emilian traditions. Savour rich balsamic vinegars, succulent Modena ham, tangy Parmigiano Reggiano, and robust wine from the surrounding hills at one of the city’s countless traditional cafés and bars, where drinks are served to the sound of jazz.
 
Gallery
 

Sightseeing

The key to Inntravel holidays is flexibility. You can start on the day of your choice, and are free to add extra nights.
  • An introduction
    The historical centre of Bologna has been designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO as it contains such a high concentration of important medieval, Renaissance and Baroque architecture and artistic monuments. Follow the narrow alleys of the old medieval market while always under the watchful eye of the city’s iconic twin leaning towers. In the 12th century, the elite ruling families built competing towers to show off their wealth. There were once 200 such structures in the city, though today the Torri Asinelli and Torri Garisenda are the only survivors.

    Over the centuries, Bologna has been nicknamed La Dotta, La Grassa and La Rossa because it has the oldest university in the western world (the ‘Learned’); a fine culinary tradition (‘the Fat’); and lots of red-brick façades, pan-tile roofs and terracotta decorations (‘the Red’) – aspects of which you will encounter as you explore on foot.
  • Notes for a self-guided walking tour included
    Our detailed city walking tour notes take you from the Piazza Maggiore, opened in 1200, to visit many of the city’s main historic sites, though with plenty of time to visit intriguing shops and markets, including the bustling Piazza della Mercanzia – you are, after all, walking at your own pace. Explore the many Lombardic and Bolognese-style palaces and the remarkable leaning towers; spend time admiring the many works of art that adorn the walls of the Accademia, one of Italy’s most renowned art galleries; and relax in one of the city’s 200 famed osterie, traditional taverns still very popular with the Bolognese.
 

Accommodation

We offer a choice of two hotels, both ideally located for exploring the city. Please state your preference when booking.

We provide suggestions for where to eat out in the documentation that we send you prior to your holiday.
 
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  • Hotel Porta San Mamolo, 2 nights: 17 February - 22 December 2019

    Start any day | End by latest date(s) shown above

    Starting Add on 2 nights Single supplement
    17 February - 20 December £136 £96

    Includes accommodation and meals as described. No travel is included as it is assumed that you are travelling via the city as part of your main Inntravel holiday.

    Getting between Bologna Marconi airport and the city (7km):
    •Bus: 40-minute journey every 30 minutes
    •Taxi: 20-minute journey
    More information on Bologna Marconi Airport here >

    If you are flying via a different airport and would like us to arrange connecting travel, please contact us for a quotation.

  • Room upgrades (£ per person per night)

    Hotel Porta San Mamolo
    Superior: 17 Feb - 20 Dec 2019 £38

    Extra nights (£ per person per night) in a double or single room

    Hotel Porta San Mamolo (B&B) Double room Single room
    17 Feb - 20 Dec 2019 £60 £102
  • £ per person based on 2 sharing

    Commercianti Add on 2 nights Single supplement
    17 - 27 February £224 £72
    28 February - 12 July £250 £80
    13 July - 30 August £224 £72
    31 August - 10 Decemver £250 £80
    11 - 20 Decenber £224 £72
What is included
  • 2 nights
  • 2 breakfasts
  • street plan
  • notes for a self-guided city walking tour
 
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