Piazza Maggiore is the ancient heart of Bologna. Its medieval buildings, witnesses of its vibrant public life and intense economic activity, combine with the latest functional places, while retaining their charm. A network of unique porticoed streets, that make the city unique, branches off from here. The porticos of Bologna, candidated for UNESCO world heritage, stretch out from the city center over 40 kilometers.

Walking under the porticos, protected from the sun and the rain, it is possible to reach easily many important museums, galleries and religious buildings, which hold an unexpected patrimony of works of art.

The University of Bologna is the oldest in Europe. The evidence of its prestigious history is spread out in many city places not to be missed.

A completely unexpected surprise are the canals that date back to the twelfth century.

Museums and art galleries

There are more than fifty museums in Bologna that conserve rich heritage unique both for the quality of the master pieces and their thematic and time diversity. You are free to make your itinerary choosing from the most classic to the most curious and surprising museums.

 

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Bologna Welcome Card

The best way to visit the city's top attractions

Bologna Welcome Card is the best way for you to visit the city’s top attractions and get special deals: free entry to the most-visited museums, discounts on current exhibitions and events, merchandising and many other services.

All information can be found at www.bolognawelcome.com/en/home/card/.

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