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S.S. Abetone Brennero n.129, San Prospero, Bologna, 41030, Italy

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Need parking and restaurant info for a few hours in Bologna

by sararosa

I will be traveling from the Como area, heading down to the Chianti Area, and thought It would be nice to Stop in Bologna for lunch,and to walk along under the famous porticos. Can any Vt member who lives there advise me as to a good restaurant for afternoon that has Bolognese cusine.(Is Pappagallo's open for lunch?)and what is the parking situation in this city?

Re: Need parking and restaurant info for a few hours in Bologna

by mccalpin

Like most Italian cities, Bologna has municipal and private parking lots, particularly around the edge of the city center.

If you will go to , enter "Italy" and "Bologna" under "Maps", choose option #1 (the first Bologna), close the Your Search box, click on the Parking symbol on the toolbar on the map (the white "P" on the field of blue), then zoom in (the plus sign on the toolbar), when you zoom in close enough, the parking lots known to Michelin will be marked.

I have stayed at a hotel 2 or 3 blocks south of the main train station. Although we used a garage to park in, I believe that there were surface lots nearby (as the map suggests). If you park near the train station, as you walk south on Via dell'Independenza (I think that's the one), you will almost immediately encounter the arcades, and they will continue as you walk to the city center, which, as you can see, is an easy walk.

Unfortunately, I can't address if these or other parking lots routinely fill up...good luck!


Re: Need parking and restaurant info for a few hours in Bologna

by Turambar

if you arrive in Bologna during this week or next week you don't have problems to park in the center of Bologna. I think the best place is the parking of "Piazza 8 Agosto": it's a private parking under this place, inside the hystorical center and at 10 minute walking from the center of Bologna.
In Bologna there are a lot of restaurants, it depend from how much you want to pay for the lunch. The problem is that during this weeks a lot of restuarant are on holiday, so you could find someones closed.


Re: Need parking and restaurant info for a few hours in Bologna

by sararosa

Turambar- I will not be visiting Bolognia untill late April of next year, So I don't know how busy the city is that time of the year, as for restaurants, I think one that has a relaxed atmosphere, but authentic Bolognese food, where you can imagine grandma coming out of the kitchen to say hello! I'm into the food not the decor of the restaurant, some hole in the wall places have the best cooks. As for price( a good meal is priceless! ) I may wind up being in Bologna on May ist, will most places be closed? please respond

Travel Tips for Bologna

Mr Guitar Man

by sue_stone

On our first visit to Bologna back in Sep 2002 we spent quite a bit of time hanging out in Piazza Maggiore, just watching the world go by with a coffee or gelato. However, each time we sat back to relax for a while we were rudely interrupted by some loud music playing just around the corner in Piazza Nettuno.

On investigation, the man responsible for the racket was a leather clad, motorcycle riding, long haired muscle man! Mr 'Guitar Man', as we christened him, was playing a tiny electric guitar very loud, over the top of piped music. What class!!

He seemed to be playing several times a day, and his twangs could be heard from all around. I will never forget his style - hair blowing in the breeze while he played his heart out to a dodgy version of Tina Turners "We don't need another Hero".....and clearly we don't, cause we have the Guitar Man, and he was so cool he could even give the Hoff a run for his money ; )

eating, drinking, and maybe dancing!!!

by Gillianina about Kasamatta

The Kasamatta is a disco-pub in the very centre of the city. It used to be very nice, then they changed the name and renewed it. Now it's extremely posh, and don't go there if you are not wearing the trendiest dresses, because you would feel out of place. It's only a disco-pub in the centre and the owners treat it as if it was the biggest club in the city!!! I don't like it. But it's up to you...! AND...there are 3 rooms: You cannot go upstairs, because "there's the buffet", you cannot go downstairs, because at midnight they are still having dinner and the music is "falling-asleep style", and in the room at the ground floor you cannot seat three at a table for two, because people cannot pass through......TO sum up: you cannot go anywhere and you cannot do anything, except taking a drink (at least they are good). ANd the real music doesn't start before 1 a.m.

The entrance is 8€ and to leave your jacket in the cloakroom is 3€. (robbery!) trendy, posh

all the pasta you can eat

by Gido about La Braseria

Owner and chef Ivo is the official cook of Bologna FC, the town's football team and that shows... the walls are covered with the shirts of some of the most famous soccer players in Italy and it is often that you'll find one or more of them present. But that's not half as important as the fact that you can eat some of the best pasta in the world in this place, not to mention great meat. A must go and eat!

Not only Wine

by ludogatto about Olindo Faccioli

this is a place famouse for the wine, is a old Osteria, but u can eat too.
The palce is littele but with the atmosphere of the time away!
In November try the italian vino Novello, the new wine,...only after the 6 november The price of the meal depend on hte type of wine u choose!

The stadium

by Calcio

Stadio Dell’Ara was rebuilt for the World Cup 1990, and takes a mass of almost 40 000 spectators. Normally not sold out, but against the big teams as Inter, Juventus and Milan and the derby against Modena, it might sometimes be a bit hard to find tickets on matchdays. The stadium is named after the historical president, Renato Dall’Ara, who was the president of Bologna 1934-1964. The last year with him at the board Bologna won their last Scudetto, league-title, after a dramatic play-off against Inter. Mr Dall’Ara never got to see this game, as he died just days before the last game of the season, during a meeting with the Inter-president Moratti, to prepare the big game.


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