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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, children and infants.

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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, teenagers, children and infants.

Each adult passenger can bring one infant.

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 (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

Fly to the historic capital of northern Italy, and immerse yourself in the terra cotta coloured rooftops of beautiful Bologna.

Capturing imaginations around the world, Bologna’s best sites begin at the heart of the city in the sprawling plaza of Piazza Maggiore. Wind your way through arched colonnades, and discover stunning Renaissance structures from the City Hall to the Fountain of Neptune and Basilica di San Petronio. Don’t miss the city’s leaning towers of its own, Asinelli and Garisenda, and visit the Torre dell’Orologio Clock Tower for an unmissable discovery of the region’s art collections.

During the warmer months, take a dip in one of Bologna’s outdoor pools and a stroll in the botanical gardens, and stop by the city’s numerous array of cafes, restaurants, and gelateria at any time of year. Trek to the Santuario della Madonna di San Luca basilica, and take in the breathtaking medieval architecture and rooftops from the hilltop basilica, making Bologna a magical destination for every traveler to Italy.

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What to do in Bologna

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

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)

Explore the Piazza Maggiore

This city square is the heart of Bologna, with its medieval city hall, a surfeit of gorgeous churches and a handful of touristy cafes that are still worth visiting, if only for the view. Come here to see Neptune’s Fountain (Fontana di Nettuno), test the ‘whispering walls’ with a friend, marvel at the enormous Basilica of San Petronio, or simply sip a cappuccino and take in the ancient grandeur.

Piazza Maggiore
40124
+39 51 239 660

Where to eat in Bologna

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

Il Gelatauro (Gelateria)

Pumpkin and cinnamon gelato? Fennel seed flavour? A mix called ‘shepherd’s cream’, made with ricotta, eggs and coffee grounds? A thousand times yes. This exceptional gelato shop also sells excellent cakes (made in-house) and coffee.

Via San Vitale 98
40125
+39 51 230 049

Alce Nero Berberè (Cafe)

Truly exceptional pizza is on the table at this chic cafe-cum-deli. The owners have dedicated considerable time and energy into developing a light pizza made with a mix of healthy flours like rye and spelt, and topped with burrata, Swiss chard or blue cheese.

Via Giuseppe Petroni 9C
+39 51 275 9196

Places to stay in Bologna

Art Hotel Novecento

A newish, modern hotel in the city centre, the Novocento has a very cool 1930s design and just 25 rooms, some of which have balconies with stunning views, especially at night. There are large suites in the adjacent building.

Piazza Galileo 4/3
40123
+39 51 745 7311

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

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

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