The Top 10 Things To Do And See In Bologna's Centro Storico

Carlotta Bosi

Home to the oldest university in all of Europe, Bologna is spilling with beauty, culture and history at every turn. To make the most of this fascinating and enthralling town of the Italian heartlands, check out this selection of the top things to do and see in its most culturally-rich area: Centro Storico.

Bologna – fontana del Nettuno

Enjoy the colonnades and galleries

There’s no need to worry about rain when in Bologna, because this is the city of galleries: no other city has so many. You could walk around all day and never feel a drop thanks to the arched roofs and shelters overhead. Tourists can enjoy the shops and the lights in via dell’Indipendenza, connecting the railway station to Piazza Maggiore, which has galleries on both sides, or explore the city to check out some of its record-holding galleries: the longest, the highest, the largest!

Piazza Grande

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