Bologna is the regional capital of Emilia-Romagna, Italy. It is declared as “City of Music” by UNESCO and is often listed as one of the most livable cities in Italy.
Bologna is one of the richest and most populous cities in Italy as well. It is also one of the most culturally diverse- showcasing festivals, fairs, architecture, monuments, and other tourist attractions.
Bologna is home to many architectural monuments, prominent landmarks, restaurants, shopping centers, and museums that are must-sees when you’re on holiday. Needless to say, running out of things to do in Bologna is the least of your worries.
If you like to go shopping, you can wander the streets of the Quadrilatero, a medieval market that offers many regional specialties.
For a romantic experience, spend some time in Piazza Santo Stefano or Piazza Maggiore, two of the loveliest squares at the heart of the city. Piazza Maggiore is where you can find the famous Neptune Statue.
Bologna also offers a diverse and colorful nightlife to travelers and holidaymakers. Because the city has a large student population, many of the clubs, bars, and nightlife venues are modern and trendy as well.
The climate in Bologna is humid subtropical. The summers are hot, muggy, and humid while the winters are cold and snowy. The hottest months are July to August and can rise above 37 °C (99 °F) while the coldest are December to January and can fall below −10 °C (14 °F). Rain usually falls in Spring and Autumn.
The best time to visit the city is from March to June, when the temperatures are warm but not hot and the weather is nice with little humidity. You can also take your holiday in winter – Bologna is amazing during the Christmas season.
In autumn, you can join the annual Bologna Jazz Festival where you can see and listen to the best of Italy’s jazz music.
In early spring, you can spend time at the annual Bologna Children’s Book Fair. It is one of the most anticipated fairs in Bologna with publishers from around the world attend this prestigious event.
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