Regarded as an important transport, financial and industrial hub, Bologna is among the largest and most beautiful cities in Northern Italy. In fact, it is the largest city in the Emilia-Romagna Region and among its most-visited. Bologna is most well known for its cuisine and is generally considered Italy’s second-most beautiful city after Venice. There is much to do on Bologna holidays, whether it be appreciating the beautiful architecture, tasting a delicious meal or enjoying the energetic nightlife. Bologna hotels can be a bit more expensive than your average Italian destination, but with a higher price comes excellent quality. That said, those looking to book cheap holidays to Bologna should be able to find Bologna hotels within their budget if they’re willing to stay a small distance from the most-visited tourist sights.
As one of the oldest cities in the region, Bologna offers several historic points of interest to see on Bologna holidays. The most iconic are the Towers of Bologna, two towers that dominate the skyline and provide beautiful views of the surrounding city, built in the 1100s. San Petronio Basilica is among the city’s most impressive historic churches, found just beside Piazza Maggiore. This church is gargantuan, with 22 beautiful chapels for visitors to see. Palazzo d'Accursio is another must-see historic point of interest, which served as the city’s town hall until 2008. Those looking for a little green space on their cheap holidays to Bologna will enjoy the Park of Montagnola, a romantic park that’s home to ruins of a 14th century castle.
Where to Stay in Bologna
Bologna is among the wealthiest cities in Italy, so it should be no surprise that hotels in Bologna Italy can be expensive. Your average Bologna hotels range from €72-121 per night, though cheap hotels in Bologna may be as low as €40-56. The best hotels in Bologna Italy, and hotels in Bologna Italy city centre, can be much more expensive—potentially more than €320 per night at their cheapest rooms and suites. But whether you need Bologna airport hotels, cheap Bologna hotels or something more boutique and fancy, finding where to stay in Bologna shouldn’t be difficult.
One of the best cheap hotels in Bologna is the Living Place Hotel Bologna. It’s a bit out of the way, but offers comfortable, attractive rooms along with a lounge bar and pool. While it’s distant from city centre, it’s among the best hotels in Bologna Italy near train station, so you can easily get to whatever attractions you’d like to see. Hotel Imperial is another attractive choice for where to stay in Bologna on a budget thanks to contemporary, unfussy rooms and a relaxed atmosphere. Millenn Hotel Bologna is an excellent example of midrange hotels in Bologna Italy near train station, allowing for convenient travel anywhere in the city. For affordable Bologna airport hotels, Hotel Bologna Airport is a solid pick.
Among the best hotels in Bologna Italy is Grand Hotel Majestic Gia Baglioni. This is the only example of 5 star Bologna Italy hotels. Part museum and part hotel, Grand Hotel Majestic Gia Baglioni is adjoined to Palazzo Fava, an art gallery with 17th century frescoes. For a similarly luxurious and sophisticated experience, consider Art Hotel Orologio. This boutique pick of Bologna hotels offers elegant rooms and suites and is just a short walk from the Towers of Bologna and is one of the best hotels in Bologna Italy city centre.
Those having trouble finding something within their budget should try a Bologna hostel. Dopa Hostel is one of the most popular Bologna hostels in city centre, as is Ostello We_Bologna. These are not only affordable, but closer to attractions in Bologna than other Bologna Italy hotels.