Bologna, City of Art…
Best Western City Hotel is the perfect base to start your exploration of Bologna, city of art, culture and gastronomy in the heart of the Emilia Romagna region.
Our hotel is located in a strategic position for visiting the town, close to the railway station and the trade fair centre (Bologna Fiere). The historic centre of Bologna and other main attractions can be reached on foot or by bus in a few minutes.
What to see in Bologna during your stay? At about 2 km away, you will find Piazza Maggiore with its medieval buildings, the Fountain of Neptune, Bologna Cathedral, the Basilica of San Petronio, Piazza Santo Stefano and its Seven Churches and, above all, the two famous towers of Bologna, Asinelli and Garisenda.
Many museums in Bologna are worth a visit: the prestigious Modern Art Gallery MAMbo, the National Art Gallery (“Pinacoteca Nazionale”), the Civic Archeological Museum, the Museum of the History of Bologna inside Palazzo Pepoli, the University Museums (“Sistema Museale d’Ateneo”), Palazzo Albergati and its interesting art exhibitions.
For travellers who prefer outdoor activities, we recommend planning a trip to the Sanctuary of the Madonna di S. Luca. You can reach it from Porta Saragozza, walking under the longest portico in the world.
...and Italian Celebrities!
Walking along the streets and under the porticoes of the city centre, you might bump into some Italian celebrities who were born here or chose Bologna as their residence.
TV stars such as Patrizio Roversi and Syusy Blady, musicians like Gianni Morandi, Samuele Bersani, Cesare Cremonini, Luca Carboni, and the film director Pupi Avati, who has set some of his masterpieces in the city. And the list is not complete...