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Bologna 2021 Holidays

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Plan your Bologna holiday with Expedia

  • Our 2020 bundled deals are currently unavailable, but you can now book our 2021 holiday packages deals. Buy your accommodation, flight or car together and get extra savings on your next trip!
  • We have selected for you amazing deals on incredible hotels in Bologna. Have a look simply by using the search bar above.
  • Most hotels come with free cancellation, because we believe that flexibility matters now more than ever!

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Top hotels in Bologna

Savoia Hotel Regency
Savoia Hotel Regency
4.5 out of 5
Via Pilastro 2, Bologna, BO
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is €75 per night from 3 Oct to 4 Oct
4.6/5Wonderful! (871 reviews)

"Bit limited on hot food for breakfast, and they seem to add service charges for drinks when they feel like it."…"

Reviewed on 15 Sep 2020

Savoia Hotel Regency
Hotel Corona d'Oro
Hotel Corona d'Oro
4.5 out of 5
Via Oberdan 12, Bologna, BO
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is €129 per night from 1 Nov to 2 Nov
4.6/5Exceptional! (586 reviews)

"Would highly recommend staying here! Hotel is just the perfect location and the staff are so friendly and helpful! Breakfast and rooms were also fab! Would definitely stay again!"…"

Reviewed on 10 Aug 2020

Hotel Corona d'Oro
Hotel Metropolitan
Hotel Metropolitan
4 out of 5
Via dell'Orso 6, Bologna, BO
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is €105 per night from 11 Oct to 12 Oct
4.4/5Excellent! (812 reviews)

"Metropolitan is a great hotel in a good location with great staff"…"

Reviewed on 16 Sep 2020

Hotel Metropolitan
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Top things to do in Bologna

Marconi Lounge at Bologna Airport (BLQ)
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Marconi Lounge at Bologna Airport (BLQ)

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Ferrari California Test Drive
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Ferrari California Test Drive

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Mosaic Masterpieces
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Mosaic Masterpieces

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Bologna City Guide

Escape the crowds in this beautiful historic city, where you’ll find Europe's oldest university and some of the best restaurants in Italy – and that’s saying something. With its medieval city walls and tiled roofs that make the city look like a giant, beautiful red mosaic, it’s not for nothing that Bologna is known as one of the most photogenic cities in northern Italy. While Florence, Milan and Venice are awash with tourists, Bologna is pleasingly quiet with a close knit community, giving the city an intimate character.

Bologna has the oldest university in Europe, and the large number of students gives the city a great, lively nightlife with plenty of affordable bars and venues. While the history of Bologna is long and fascinating, its modern culture is in full bloom, with some of the best restaurants, galleries and festivals in all of Italy.

Everyone knows Italy’s reputation as a gastronomic giant. Now take into account that Bologna is considered the culinary capital of Italy and surely the mouth will start to salivate just at the thought of visiting. Here the ingredients are top quality and a real care is taken in cooking, so it's almost impossible to find a bad meal. One of the regional specialities is a dish that you undoubtedly know; pasta with a tasty meat sauce, also known as spaghetti Bolognese.

Bologna is connected to all major Italian cities by high-speed rail and also has its own international airport, making it easy to reach no matter where you’re from. Once in the city, you can take a bus or taxi or walk, but you can also do what the locals do, rent a bicycle and explore the city with the wind in your hair.

Frequently asked questions

Q: Should I book a car while on holiday in Bologna?
A: Take your getaway to the next level with the help of a rental car. Whether you’re discovering everything that Imola has to offer or heading out into the wider Bologna area, having your own set of wheels gives you the freedom to do your holiday your way. Have a look at our guide to Cheap Car Hire in Bologna and hit the road in style.
Q: Which airports can I fly in to for a holiday to Bologna?
A: Most people visiting Bologna touchdown at Bologna (BLQ-Guglielmo Marconi). This popular airport operates around 2,431 international flights every month.
Q: What are the most popular types of hotels for a holiday to Bologna?
A: The most frequently booked accommodation in Bologna are apartments. Also in high demand are hotels, bed & breakfasts and guest houses.
Q: What does a Bologna holiday booking with Expedia include?
A: Flights, a sweet ride and somewhere to lay your head at the end of the day — we have you covered. All you need to do is figure out what combination of these meets your needs. With Expedia, you can plan your trip to Bologna how you like it, with plenty of attractions and experiences as well.
Q: What is the best way to save money on my holiday to Bologna?
A: We’re going to let you in on a little secret — it’s our holiday packages. By locking in your Flights, Hotels and Activities with the help of Expedia, you’ll pick up deals that’ll make your wallet sing. It’s as easy as that. Not ready to finalize that car or hotel just yet? No problem. You’ll be able to add them to your existing booking at any time and still enjoy access to terrific discounts. How does up to 42% off selected hotels sound to you?
Q: What are the best things to do in Bologna?
A: Imola packs a serious punch when it comes to attractions and activities. If you’re headed to this big city, begin your sightseeing at Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari. Make a detour to Sforza Castle and Palazzo Machirelli afterwards.