Bologna: A medieval city known for its student life!

Bologna, a charming medieval city with a rich historical heritage, boasts a unique identity. The city is proud of its academic heritage, with Europe's oldest university and a host of artistic and cultural events.

Come and sample the famous local cuisine, a delight for the taste buds!

Regular flights between Rennes and Bologna

You can travel to Bologna all year round via Paris Charles-de-Gaulle with Air France and via Lyon with HOP/Air France.

Informations about the destination

> Climate : Bologna enjoys a temperate climate, which can be very hot in summer and cold and damp in winter. Autumn and spring are the best times to visit the city.

> : Time difference with France : None

> Currency : Euro

> : Tourist information :

Bologna Tourist Office

Piazza Maggiore, 1 – BOLOGNA – Italy

+39-051-239-660 or +39-051-64-72-113

Attractions and activities

San Petronio Basilica

This Gothic-style basilica on the Piazza Maggiore is dedicated to Saint-Petrone (the city’s patron saint), and is Bologna's largest church. It is the fifteenth largest church in the world at 132 metres long, 60 metres wide and 45 metres high. A unique feature is the organ (built c. 1470), which is the world’s oldest instrument of its kind still in use.

Piazza Maggiore (main square)

This huge square bordered by medieval buildings lies at the heart of Bologna’s historic centre. Enjoy the bustle of the busy streets lined with cafes and bars.

Neptune’s Fountain

This massive fountain stands in Piazza Nettuno and represents Neptune, the sea god. The locals call it “the Giant” because of its size. This masterpiece is a favourite with visitors for a picture or a selfie.

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