Bologna is the heart of Emilia Romagna.
Crossroads between north and south, east and west, from here it is easy to reach the sea of the Adriatic Riviera, Venice, Florence, Milan and Rome.
This city is home to the oldest university of the western world, with its first prestigious seat, Archiginnasio.
Thanks to the University, Bologna is still a young and culturally lively hub, throbbing with life by day and fun-filled at night.
Bologna is… fat.
Its cuisine consists of internationally acclaimed dishes, like tagliatelle, tortellini, lasagne, ragù, and mortadella. The guardians of the culinary tradition are the “sfogline” (pasta-makers), whose cooking courses are attended by visitors who arrive from every continent. The lively and picturesque market of the Quadrilateral with its characteristic artisan shops and windows packed full of delicacies meanders along the picturesque streets close to Piazza Maggiore. Here, gourmands and gourmets alike can discover a large number of taverns, wine shops, cellars, wine bars and quaint little restaurants in which to savour the city’s authentic culinary tastes.
Bologna is the city of porticos.
Bologna surprises the visitor with its porticos, which make it unique in the world. Social salon and symbol of Bologna hospitality, the porticos welcome citizens and visitors in a 40 km-long embrace.
The medieval historic centre of Bologna is one of the largest and best preserved in Europe, and it has been kept almost unchanged inside its ancient walls.
Spas in Bologna
Terme San Luca
Terme San Luca combine fitness, wellness and rehabilitation with: a Grand Canyon river at 32°C, cervical hydro-massage; dynamic thermal pool at 32°C with courses; a wellness pool at 37°C; a breathe therapy cave; a Kneipp Oasis; sauna (dry heat at 85/95°C) with Aufguss, cold spraying and ice bath to stimulate circulation;Read more
The Terme dell'Agriturismo are open all year and offer guests: two thermal pools (one with sulphate-calcium thermal water at 33-34°C and the other salted at 37-38°C), the house of 3 suns, a massage area, mud and curative and aesthetic treatments, the new Sauna with Aufguss, Turkish bath, ice bath and wellness packagesRead more