Bologna Vacation Packages & Tours
One of Italy’s best-kept secrets, while Bologna is often overlooked, those who visit often find themselves falling head over heels. The lively capital of the Emilia-Romagna region north of Florence between the Savena and Reno rivers, it’s overflowing with charm and boasts a rich history with magnificent architecture, including medieval towers, baroque treasures, and Renaissance monuments. It’s also home to the world’s oldest university, the University of Bologna which dates all the way back to 1088. As the birthplace of many favorite Italian dishes prepared with Bolognese sauce, foodies will enjoy sampling everything from lasagna and mortadella to tortellini. At the heart of the city is the main square, Piazza Maggiore, a popular gathering place for locals and visitors alike that looks as if it was made for a postcard. Its ancient porticoes with elegant arcades stretch for nearly 25 miles, representing the essence of Bologna while providing endless opportunities for a memorable stroll.