11 days in Province of Bologna Itinerary

11 days in Province of Bologna Itinerary

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Bologna
— 9 nights
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Lizzano in Belvedere
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Bologna

— 9 nights

Heart of Italian Cuisine

A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Shop till you drop at FICO Eataly World and Abacanto Home. Get some historical perspective at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano and Rocchetta Mattei. Explore Bologna's surroundings by going to Castel Guelfo The Style Outlets (in Castel Guelfo di Bologna), Villaggio della Salute Più (in Monterenzio) and Museo dei Botroidi di Luigi Fantini (in Pianoro). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria della Vita, enjoy breathtaking views from Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell, steep yourself in history at Piazza Maggiore, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Petronio.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Bologna trip itinerary builder.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Bologna. August in Bologna sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Lizzano in Belvedere.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Wineries

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Lizzano in Belvedere

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): head outdoors with Piscina Conca Del Sole and then take a stroll through Borgo di Tresana.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Lizzano in Belvedere holiday planner.

Getting from Bologna to Lizzano in Belvedere by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August in Lizzano in Belvedere, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Lizzano in Belvedere

Outdoors · Neighborhoods

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Province of Bologna travel guide

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Churches · Historic Sites · Observation Decks
Bologna is the capital and largest city of the Emilia-Romagna Region in Northern Italy. It is the seventh most populous city in Italy, located in the heart of a metropolitan area (officially recognised by the Italian government as a città metropolitana) of about one million.The first settlements date back to at least 1000 BC. The city has been an urban centre, first under the Etruscans (Velzna/Felsina) and the Celts (Bona), then under the Romans (Bononia), then again in the Middle Ages, as a free municipality (for one century it was the fifth largest European city based on population). Home to the oldest university in the world, University of Bologna, founded in 1088, Bologna hosts thousands of students who enrich the social and cultural life of the city. Famous for its towers and lengthy porticoes, Bologna has a well-preserved historical centre (one of the largest in Italy) thanks to a careful restoration and conservation policy which began at the end of the 1970s, on the heels of serious damage done by the urban demolition at the end of the 19th century as well as that caused by wars.An important cultural and artistic centre, its importance in terms of landmarks can be attributed to a varied mixture of monuments and architectural examples (medieval towers, antique buildings, churches, the layout of its historical centre) as well as works of art which are the result of a first class architectural and artistic history. Bologna is also an important transportation crossroad for the roads and trains of Northern Italy, where many important mechanical, electronic and nutritional industries have their headquarters. According to the most recent data gathered by the European Regional Economic Growth Index (E-REGI) of 2009, Bologna is the first Italian city and the 47th European city in terms of its economic growth rate.

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