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Flights to Bologna touch down in an energetic university town boasting architectural masterpieces and some of Italy’s best cuisine.

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  • You can book up to nine passengers per booking, including adults, Overseas Filippino Workers (OFW), children and infants.
  • Each adult & OFW passenger can bring one infant.
  • All OFWs must submit the required documents to avail the tax exemption.
  • Children travelling alone, or in a different cabin class to their parents, are considered Unaccompanied Minors and pay the full adult fare. Please get in touch with us to book this service.
  • You can book up to nine passengers per booking, including adults, Overseas Filippino Workers (OFWs), teenagers, children and infants.
  • Each adult & OFW passenger can bring one infant.
  • All OFWs must submit the required documents to avail the tax exemption.
  • Children travelling alone, or in a different cabin class to their parents, are considered Unaccompanied Minors and pay the full adult fare. Please get in touch with us to book this service.
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Flights to Bologna

Rome and Florence may get more attention and more visitors, but underrate Bologna at your own risk.

Once your flight to Bologna lands, you’ll likely spend your days in the city walking from cafe to gelateria to pasta restaurant to pizzeria. You might leave a little heavier, but you won’t regret it. You can burn off some of those calories with a trek to the Santuario della Madonna di San Luca, a basilica that looks out over the city from the top of a hill, with 666 arches that connect it to the city walls. Or walk through the historic centre, which, with its exceptional medieval architecture and gorgeous piazzas, deserves ample time dedicated to exploring its infinite exquisite details.

The city’s red roofs and nearly 40km of arcades make this the perfect place for photo opportunities, but take time out from admiring the architecture to try a pasta-making class, explore a museum, or spend a couple of hours in the botanical gardens. The city is overflowing with hidden delights that are well worth exploring.

What to do in Bologna

Wander around the Basilica Santuario della Madonna di San Luca

A short drive or 30-minute walk from the city centre, this magnificent 18th century basilica is connected to the city walls by a portico of 666 arches. There is a group of churches here that are worth spending an afternoon wandering through, and the atmosphere and setting are refreshingly peaceful.

Via di San Luca 36
40135
+39 51 648 0611

Take a tour of Orto Botanico (Botanical Gardens)

The botanical gardens are part of the University of Bologna and they have an interesting history that dates back to the 1500s, when they functioned as a centre for growing medicinal herbs. At certain times of the year there are guided tours, which can be invaluable in identifying the more unusual varieties of the 5,000 species on display.

Via Orto Botanico 15
35123
+39 49 827 2133 
 
(Italian language website)

Marvel at the Two Towers

Leaning towers are a bit of a theme in Italy, and Bologna’s got two. Climb to the top of the tallest one, Asinelli Tower (498 narrow steps up, at a lean of 1.3m) for a fabulous city view. The towers, the dominant symbol of Bologna, date back to the early 12th century and the second, shorter one (the Garisenda Tower) has a precarious 3.2m lean.

Piazza di Porta Ravegnana

Where to eat in Bologna

Caminetto d’Oro (Italian)

This simply decorated restaurant has been a local favourite for more than 80 years. The breads and pastas are all made here, and if you’re craving some protein, the steaks, from locally raised cows, are top-notch. The food, while traditional, still has a dash of creativity, which can be seen in dishes such as the chickpeas and codfish with candied lemon.

Via dè Falegnami 4
40121
+39 51 263 494
 
(Italian language website)

Mercato di Mezzo (Market)

Renovated in 2014, this magnificent mercato has been a market since the Middle Ages. Now, it’s one of the best places to sample the gastronomic offerings of Bologna, with a slew of stalls and vendors selling everything from fruit and bread to pasta and pastry, as well as hosting plenty of restaurant options. It’s open all day until midnight.

Via Clavature 12
40124
+39 51 228 782

Ristorante Pappagallo (Italian)

‘The Parrot’ is a classic, deservedly so, and it’s conveniently located right in the city centre. The menu, which might include anything from tortellini in a capon broth to a classic tagliatelle with ragú, is traditionally Bolognese, but with the occasional modern twist to surprise you.

Piazza della Mercanzia 3
40125
+39 51 232 807

Places to stay in Bologna

Grand Hotel Majestic Già Baglioni

The 18th century charm of this hotel is considerable, with rooms boasting chandeliers, elegant mouldings and luxurious fabrics – in addition to free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs. An excellent breakfast is served in your room or outdoors, so partake before making the short walk to Bologna’s main sights.

Via Indipendenza 8
40121
+39 51 225 445

I Portici Hotel

I Portici is a hotel built inside a palazzo from the 1800s, and its rooms are either simple and very modern or restored and decorated with frescoes and parquet floors. Either way, they’re comfy and occasionally available at very good rates. The hotel’s food and beverage options are on point in every respect, and the flagship restaurant has a Michelin star.

Via Indipendenza 69
40121 
+39 51 42185

Il Convento dei Fiori di Seta

A convent way back in the 15th century, this lovely hotel is intimate and comfortable, with minimalist chic furnishings that don’t distract too much from the restored stone walls and vaulted ceilings. An unusual and beautiful place to stay, there are just ten rooms but plenty of amenities to boot.

Via Orfeo 34/4
40124
+39 51 272 039

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