Bologna, Italy

Eye-catching arcade arches, medieval palaces, red roofs, Pasta Bolognese and towers from the Renaissance period are what you can expect in Bologna.

Book a ticket to Northern Italy and discover the medieval city of Bologna. The beautiful city centre is a stunning gem surrounded by old city walls. Inside these walls, the city is bursting with towers and magnificent palaces. A unique architectural detail here are the arcade arches. The gallery of arches is nearly 40 km in length! From here you can take the train to the Sanctuary on top of the Colle delle Guardia, where you can enjoy spectacular views of the city! Tip: Bologna is the birthplace of Pasta Bolognese, so make sure to try it!

Fly to ‘La Rossa’, the red city of Italy

Especially striking are the red roofs and red-coloured buildings. Not surprisingly, the city is also called ‘La Rossa’. The lovely Palazzo d'Accursio o Comunale is one of these red-coloured buildings, but even more beautiful are the leaning towers of Asinelli and Garisenda. If you dare, you can climb the Asinelli tower. At the top, you’ll be rewarded with fabulous views across the red rooftops of the city! Curious about the sights of Bologna? With these sights in Bologna you are sure to have an unforgettable holiday.

Practical information

Transport to/from the airport

Bologna Airport is located about 6 km from the city centre. You can travel to/from the airport by taxi or bus.
  • Taxi

    There are taxis waiting outside the arrival halls. Travel with taxis operated by COTABO or CAT taxi companies. It takes about 15 minutes to travel to the city centre by taxi.
  • Bus

    The Aerobus will take you to the centre of Bologna in about 20 minutes. Get off at the city’s central station.

Transport in the city/region

Travel anywhere within Bologna:
  • Bus

    Take the bus to travel through the city cheaply. There are bus stops all over the centre of Bologna. Many buses run in the area around the Piazza Maggiore. The bus service in Bologna is run by the ATC bus company.
  • Taxi

    You will find taxi ranks near all important places in Bologna. Can’t find a taxi rank? Hail a taxi on the street! Official taxis are easy to recognise by the 'taxi' signs on their roof.

Passport and visa

You need a valid passport or identity card.

Time zone

GMT +1 (summer time +2)
There is no time difference between Bologna and the Netherlands.


The currency used in Bologna is the Euro (EUR).

Duration of flight

The flight to Bologna lasts approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes. The outbound and inbound flights may be shorter if the wind direction is favourable.