With zigzagging roads delightful palazzos and early churches you can be sure of an eventful time on your all inclusive Bologna holidays. Bologna may be Europe’s oldest University City but it is very much up to date when it comes to holidays. The old sector is a warren of tight streets and medieval entryways that are a pleasure to spend a day discovering.
Known as Italy’s culinary centre, holidays in Bologna offer an abundance of cafes, al fresco restaurants and impressive bistros. The city of Bologna has lots of attractions to make sure you have chosen a worthwhile place to enjoy an all inclusive holiday, and indeed it is especially suitable for the seasoned tourist to Italy.
Bologna is appealing to families with young kinds as the flight times from the UK are very short, being only around 2 hours. After landing you will have a short transfer of only 30 minutes’, this again means that Bologna holidays are ideal if you just want to start your break without messing around with a long coach journey.
Must see and do:
There are stacks of things to do while in Bologna on an all inclusive, obviously it would be impossible to tell you about them all but here’s a few top touristy things to get you started. Start off at the Piazza Maggiore and the Neptune Fountain then afterwards go and see the Cassini’s sundial in the Duomo.
You cannot leave Bologna without climbing the Torre Asinelli (one of two celebrated original turrets) for incredible views of Bologna’s terracotta rooftops. A warning if you have impaired mobility or elderly, it’s a long way to the top!
Bologna is well-known for its seven churches. Santo Stefano frequently accommodates an antiques and crafts market on Sunday mornings. Fine art and history followers ought to take an outing to the Archeaological Museum and Pinacoteca Nazionale. If you can it is best to book your tickets online before you go so you can make your own itinerary before you get here.
There are great holiday shopping in Bologna, so fit as much as you can during the Monday to Saturday opening hours, although a lot of them close from 1pm to 3pm as well as Monday mornings. Good areas for shopping in in Bologna include the streets off Piazza Maggiore, and at the outside bazaar in Piazza VIII Agosto which is on every Friday and Saturday. Recognised as the gourmet centre of Italy, Bologna offers many exceptional coffee shops and diners to take your time in and enjoy.
Eating in Bologna:
Being all inclusive, Bologna cuisine is a sure delight that will have your mouth watering at every meal. The nourishing blend of crisp ingredients that are prepared to scrumptious precision is sure to have you reminiscing about your holiday in Bologna for years to come. The best recipes have been handed down over years and only get better with age.
The types of food you can expect in your hotel range from ingenuously cooked Italian tapas for a quick snack at lunch to superb pizza at any time of the day. Your hotel is sure to have a menus to suit every taste.
A popular item on most menus is spaghetti alle vongole, served with fresh clams in a spicy pepper sauce. Another favourite is bistecca alla fiorentina. This is lovely cooked steak flavoured with herbs. Everyone has a sweet tooth so you cannot come away from your all inclusive in Bologna without sampling the Italy’s legendary dessert dish, rich tiramisu. This is a delightful combination of coffee seasoned sponge cake with mascarpone cheese, a real mouth-watering delight.
Map of Bologna, Italy
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