Bologna is the capital City of the Emilia-Romagna region in northern Italy, full of stunning and historic architecture including medieval, Renaissance and Baroque buildings with the University of Bologna being one of the oldest universities in the world. Founded in 1088 and still operating today, it’s a great place to just stroll around.
It is also a food lover’s dream, Bologna’s world-famous cuisine is loved around the world from the classic tagliatelle al ragu (spaghetti bolognese), cheeses and meats such as Mortadella, it’s no wonder it’s often referred to as the food capital of Italy.
Looking to sample some of the mouth watering dishes? We have made it easy for you on the Quadrilatero Market Tasting Tour: with a map and a set of food vouchers as your guide, you can explore the narrow medieval streets, savouring the city's flavours at your own pace.
Check out the Bologna Clock Tower and Art Collections with Tasting too, and be guided through the Palazzo d'Accursio, one of the most iconic and impressive places in Bologna, used as a governmental building since 1336. At the Clock Tower, you will make your way through the various parts of the tower until you finally reach the inner mechanism that makes the clock work. Afterwards visit the Municipal Art Collections with art from the Middle Ages right through to today. End your experience with cold cuts and cheeses, as well as a glass of wine, to get the full Bologna experience!
Want to take in breath-taking views of the city, then forget Pisa and climb the 500 steps of the Asinellis Tower instead. At over 900 years old, this medieval wonder is the tallest leaning tower in the world!
Are you ready to eat, drink and explore Bologna? Then book your travel package today!