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Private Tour: Ecclesiastical Heritage of Bologna
"Your guide can show you up to 3 different churches that present significant yet different aspects of the selected genre. (Popular visits include S. Stefano S.Petronio and S.Domenico). This in-depth hassle-free private tour is hosted by a professional guide. Please list any special interests you have at the time of booking to alert your guide so that he or she can prepare for your private tour.""""Delve into Bologna's Romanesque Gothic and Baroque churches on your private guided tour examining the history
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Private Tour: Bologna Cycling Sightseeing Tour
"You'll also view the Medieval Market and Loggia Dei Mercanti the Anatomy Theatre (closed Saturday afternoon and Sunday) Basilica of San Petronio the Archiginnasio Two Towers and the Complex of Santo Stefano. Pedal the length of the ancient canal system you may just be surprised at how much water runs through Bologna! For those with a little extra time to explore the city an extended tour may include San Giacomo
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Private Tour: Classical Bologna Walking Tour
"Untouched by mass tourism Bologna is the capital of the prosperous Emilia Romagna region. On this Classical Bologna Private Walking Tour you'll discover why Bologna has so many nicknames including La Dotta (The Learned) for its ancient university; La Rossa (The Red) for the warm colors of its roofs and houses and La Grassa (The Fat) for the wonderful food you'll find here!This private walking tour takes you to see some of the most important buildings in the city
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Geting to Bologna

I never travel by public transportation, instead I am traveling by car.
To get to Bologna there are tree possible road directions:
- A4 plus A13 from direction of Trieste
- A1 from direction of Milano
- A22 from direction of Brennero.
As in most of Italian cities, parking in the central part of the town is a huge problem. There are too many cars inside the city because great majority of Italian use it to move around. I suggest you to park your car in the garages, it will cost you a bit more but your car will be safe and, more important, you wont spend half of a day in searching parking fo free.
Besides, city center is limited traffic area and you risk fine.

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Jun 16, 2006

Park at Piazza Otto Agosto

If you're travelling to Bologna by car and need to park then the best place to park is in the underground car park which lies under Piazza Otto Agosto to the north of the city centre. I spent a while trying to park in the city centre itself without any luck and then stumbled across this place. Also it keeps the car cool if the weather's warm!

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Aug 27, 2005

Dad's car and we are in Bologna!

I'm living in Ferrara thus it's not so far heading to Bologna for me indeed.. It was a cool saturday morning when we made our way Bologna lately.. Just 30 mins on Padova-Bologna A13 Highway and we are on the target point!

Jan 02, 2004

I noticed some buses driving...

I noticed some buses driving around, but all the people (included me) were comming with their cars (motorhomes).
Try walking, cycling (there are very nice four wheels bicyces to be rent for 7 EUR per day), dont use your car if it's not necessary.

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Aug 26, 2002
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Car sharing in Bologna

An alternative way to visit Bologna is to share a car. It's not soo expensive and it's easy. Every informations you need on this site:

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Apr 10, 2004

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If you are driving down from Switzerland, stop to admire the beautiful scenery at the ST. BERNARD PASS...

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"My way to stay in Bologna!"
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"il gusto di Bologna"
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"Bologna – Eat, look up, marvel, eat and savour"
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"City of towers and arcades."
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Things to Do Near Bologna

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Santurario del Corpus Domini

We came across this church by accident while wandering the streets. Its façade is right on the street and you barely notice it until you are upon it, when the fantastic ornamentation of the brick...
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Palazzo della Giustizia

The magnificent Palazzo di Giustizia, also known as Palazzo Baciocchi, was designed and constructed by Andrea Palladio in 1534. The palace was sold in 1822 to Napoleon's brother in law, Prince Felice...
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San Domenico

This church is dedicated to saint Dominic Guzman. He was the founder of the Dominican monks. This worship place was begun in 1221 after the death of Dominic. It was completed in 1233. Inside it was...
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Palazzo Comunale - Town Hall

The imposing building on the west side of Piazza Maggiore was once the home of the Accursio family, but has been the seat of the city council since 1336. It was renovated in 1444, and again in the...
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San Petronio

The huge Basilica was built to honour Petronius, bishop of Bologna in the fifth century. it is reckoned to be one of the greatest Catholic churches throughout Italy and features a length of 132...
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San Francesco

In 126 the city authorities gave the friars of the Bologna Franciscan monastery the parcel of land on which Basilica San Francesco now stands, so that they could build their own church. By 1251 the...
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