Astoria Hotel Bologna

3 out of 5 stars3 Stars

Via Fratelli Rosselli 14, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, 40121, Italy
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Poor
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Value Score Poor Value

Rated 28% lower than similarly priced 3 star hotels

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  • Families50
  • Couples36
  • Solo22
  • Business32

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Trip to Bologna

by TomGibson

I will be in Bologna at the end of August for 2 weeks on a business trip and my wife will accompany me. We would like to visit Venice for a day trip, is there a bus service between the 2 cities, if so, how long is the journey and any approx cost?.

Many thanks, Tom.

Re: Trip to Bologna

by PALLINA

much better to go by train.
it takes 2 hours and a half and you'll arrive in Venice downtown. From the station S.Lucia (=main trail station in Venice) you can walk or take a vaporetto to San Marco Square, for istance.

Re: Trip to Bologna

by PALLINA

much better to go by train.
it takes 2 hours and a half and you'll arrive in Venice downtown. From the station S.Lucia (=main trail station in Venice) you can walk or take a vaporetto to San Marco Square, for istance.

Re: Trip to Bologna

by TomGibson

Many thanks Pallina.

Re: Trip to Bologna

by mccalpin

I quite agree. Go to www.trenitalia.com/en/index.html for route solutions and pricing.

Note:
1. Santa Lucia is indeed the main station in Venice proper and where you want to go, but there is another station on the mainland called Mestre that many trains stop at on the way to Trieste and other points east and north. You will want to make sure that the solution you find goes all the way to Santa Lucia (although truthfully, it's only 11 minutes away from Mestre and there will be many trains that make the trip).

2. There are different types of trains in Italy. Cost is somewhat based on speed and convenience. For example, I think the only direct trains between Bologna and Venice are premium trains that cost more, require reservations, but are faster (in your case, this latter feature is probably important). You can probably do a regional train solution with a change someplace, which will be much cheaper, but longer. Anyway, even the various premium trains vary in cost and speed so look up same sample solutions to get a feel for it.

3. The premium trains have only one discount fare that us tourists can get: the Amica fare. This fare is a 20% discount but it is for a limited number of seats (like the airlines) and must be bought at least the day before. So if you two know when you are going (date and time, because the reservation for a premium trains is for a particular train) several days beforehand, I'd wander into a travel agency that sells "FS" or "Trenitalia" tickets (or a train station) and see if you can get the Amica fare both ways...why pay more?

This day trip is eminently doable, and you two should have fun...

Bill

Re: Trip to Bologna

by TomGibson

Many thanks Bill.

Re: Trip to Bologna

by cgf

Venice is doable in a day trip, I suggest to leave early morning Bologna.

Travel Tips for Bologna

Piazza del Nettuno

by croisbeauty

Piazza del Nettuno is situated right next to Piazza Maggiore and it is the most vivid square in the city always crowded with locals and tourists. The fountain was built by a great Flemish sculptor, Jean Boulogne De Donai called "il Giambologna", mainly to plans originally drawn up by architrct Laureati. It represents Neptune cooling down water, people from Bologna usually refer to fountain as "il gigante".

The produce market

by Tijavi

Just off Piazza Maggiore is the city's produce market - a warren of colorful shops selling pasta, meats, hams, fruits, vegetables, etc... It's such a delight to explore the maze of alleys lined with goodies in various shapes, colors and sizes. The pasta and the pastry will make your mouth water, and the huge slabs of Parma ham hanging on salumerie (delis) are sure to awaken our carnivorous instincts. There are plenty of cafes and enoteca around where you can enjoy a cup of cappucino while watching the beauiful people of Bologna shop.

Bologna has an airport and...

by andreslo2000

Bologna has an airport and then buses should take you everywhere you want.
Do you want to travel with a ferry? Try that which is conecting Lido degli Estensi with Porto Garibaldi. Why? Well, I think that is the shortest ferry roote in the world. 36 seconds and the ride was ower (and I thaught rabbits are fast). Price? 0,25 EUR one way.

We All Scream for Ice Cream

by von.otter about Sorbetteria

For a quick afternoon pick-me-up head to Sorbetteria.

This stylish gelateria offers traditional flavors such as vanilla and chocolate and pistachio and coffee and coconut. More daring flavors include Sicilian Cassata, named for the cake made with ricotta cheese, and candied citrus peel and Stracciatella, which resembles chocolate chip ice cream, but instead of the chips and chunks, Stracciattella has fine bits of chocolate throughout, which results in a smooth texture with just the slightest crunch in every bite.

If you visit Bologna in the cooler months, make a stop at Il Coccolato, near-by to the gelato shop and part of the same company. Il Coccolato opens at the end of September and closes at Easter.

Open Monday to Saturday, 9am-6pm

The two Towers.

by Azhut

In the heart of town , at the top of via Rizzoli-via Ugo Bassi from where the city develops radially, it's possible to admire the historical symbol of Bologna: the two towers of Degli Asinelli and Garisenda. The built of the first one took place between 1109 and 1119, to work of the homonym family. It had assignment of sighting of enemies and so of protection and gave prestige to the noble family name of Asinelli. In the 1619 it began to be shortened until at actual altitude of 97,6 metres.

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Address: Via Fratelli Rosselli 14, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, 40121, Italy