Of the many advantages to staying at the Best Western City Hotel, a charming 4 star hotel in Bologna, one is its proximity to many of Bologna's attractions, both for leisure and for business visitors.
For instance, the City Hotel is located very close to the Gallery of Modern Art (Galleria d'Art Moderna), one of the most active and with one of the biggest collections in Italy. The "Museo del Patrimonio Industriale" (industrial heritage) is also very near, while the racecourse , the exhibition centre, the convention centre and "Centergross" (wholesale fashion) are a short distance away.
In addition, the "Pinacoteca Nazionale" (National Gallery), the Municipal Theatre, St Peter's Cathedral (Cattedrale di San Pietro), the "Basilica di San Domenico" and the famous "Due Torri" (Two Towers) are all to be found within about two kilometres.
Slightly further away are St Luke's portico and the Sanctuary of the Madonna of St Luke - about four kilometres distant. Palazzo Albergati is about ten kilometres away.
Visiting Bologna also means not forgetting the "Sistema Museale d'Ateneo" (university museums), that includes the "Aula Carducci" (the poet's room), the museums of Palazzo Poggi, the "Specola e il Museo di Astronomia" (astronomy), the "L. Cattaneo" Museum of Anatomical Wax, the Museum of Zoology, the "Musei di Anatomia Comparata" (anatomy), the Museum of Anthropology, the Botanic Garden, the "Erbario e Museo Botanico" (herbarium), the Museum of Physics, the "G. Capellini" Geology Museum, the "L. Bombicci" Museum of Mineralogy, the "Museo di Anatomia degli Animali Domestici" (Museum of the Anatomy of Domestic Animals), "Museo di Anatomia Patologica e Teratologia Veterinaria" (veterinary pathology), the "Museo del IX Centenario" (nineteenth century).
And, maybe, while you are walking through the streets or under the porticos, you might happen to meet one of the many famous characters who were born here or who have chosen to live here: Patrizio Roversi and Syusy Blady, Samuele Bersani, Gianni Morandi, and the director Pupi Avati, who has set some of his masterpieces in the city.