The best neighbourhoods and places to stay in Bologna
Bologna is a welcoming city with a mix of culture and unique activities that promise an authentic and distinctive trip. It may not be the busiest tourist destination in Europe, but it retains its original charm and offers several interesting areas for our recommended holiday rentals.
As you venture into Bologna, prepare for an unforgettable stay in our comfortable holiday rentals. You can choose from stylish boutique hotels in the city centre, with easy access to famous sites such as the Two Towers and Piazza Maggiore. Alternatively, you can explore our selection of self-catering apartments in Bologna, although we understand that with the city's exceptional culinary scene, you may not find yourself doing much cooking.
For a more intimate and authentic experience, consider staying in charming bed and breakfasts tucked away in picturesque neighbourhoods such as Santo Stefano or San Felice. You can also immerse yourself in the artistic atmosphere of the Quadrilatero, a trendy district known for its unique shops, workshops and lively markets. Here you can enjoy the local nightlife, and get lost in the cobblestone streets, filled to the brim with amazing and worth-visiting restaurants. or, even, choose a charming boutique hotel in Bologna, in one of the city's historic districts, including Citta Universitaria or the Jewish Ghetto.
Each of Bologna's areas has its own unique character and lifestyle, ensuring that there's something for every traveller:
Santo Stefano: Immerse yourself in the historic charm and lively atmosphere of this neighbourhood. Explore its winding old streets, bustling squares and welcoming restaurants.
Quadrilatero: Enter a vibrant district known for its artistic flair and nightlife. Discover unique shops and lively markets.
Mercato di Mezzo: Taste authentic Bolognese cuisine at local restaurants and soak up the vibrant market scene, where food and culture blend.
Piazza Maggiore: Feel the energy of this iconic square surrounded by historic buildings, lively bars and the iconic Church.
Two Towers: Marvel at the ancient beauty of the Two Towers, Bologna's famous landmarks, and wander through historic streets lined with charming shops and cafes.
Giardini Margherita: Find peace and tranquillity in this big park with beautiful gardens and a tranquil lake offering stunning views of Bologna.
Bologna's diverse districts offer a rich variety of experiences, ensuring an exciting adventure tailored to your tastes and interests.