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Bologna

Overview

Italy’s richest ‘secret’, Bologna, is often overlooked in favour of Florence, yet it remains one of our favourite cities. It is full of character and has gravity-defying towers, 23 miles of colonnaded arcades, Europe’s oldest university, rich art and wonderful food. Our Kirker Guide Notes will help you discover some outstanding restaurants where you can sample the famous sauce. The beautiful Teatro Communale, considered by many to be the best house in Italy, produces operas at the highest international levels – the Kirker Concierge will be able to acquire tickets for you.

Hotels

3 nights from £836

including Flights, Transfers

Bologna, Italy
Grand, traditional and located opposite San Pietro cathedral, the Majestic is just two minutes’ walk from Piazza Maggiore. Set in an historical building, the opulent interiors feature white Doric columns and marble floors and it is splendidly furnished throughout with antiques and an impressive art collection.

Hotel

Commercianti
Superior

3 nights from £739

including Flights, Transfers

Bologna, Italy
Owned and run by the Orsi family since 1967, the Commercianti has the perfect location for clients wishing to stay in the very heart of the city. It stands on a quiet street yet is right next to the Basilica of San Petronio and just one minute from Piazza Maggiore.

Hotel

Corona D'Oro
Superior

3 nights from £649

including Flights, Transfers

Bologna, Italy
The Corona d’Oro offers style and elegance in the very centre of Bologna and has rightly gained an excellent reputation as one of the city’s best places to stay. It is only 100 metres from the city’s distinctive medieval towers and a short walk from Piazza Maggiore.

Hotel

Novecento
Superior

3 nights from £596

including Flights, Transfers

Bologna, Italy
Run and owned by our good friends the Orsi family, the Novecento is located on Piazza Gallilei, a pretty square near to the Piazza Maggiore and the Basilica di San Petronio and is ideally placed for exploring the beautiful old town.

Hotel

Orologio
Superior

3 nights from £728

including Flights, Transfers

Bologna, Italy
This charming small hotel is also owned the Orsi family and is located just a few steps from Piazza Maggiore, one of Italy’s most beautiful medieval squares and across the street from the antique clock tower which gave the property its name.

Hotel

Palazzo di Varignana
Superior

3 nights from £629

including Flights, Transfers

Bologna, Italy
Located in the heart of the Emilia-Romagna countryside, the Palazzo di Varignana is set in 20 hectares of parkland and is a great place to relax for a few days and yet is only 25 minutes from the centre of Bologna. The original villa sits in the heart of the resort and dates from the 18th century when it was built as the private residence of the Florentine Bentivoglio family.

Selected Itineraries

7 night low season price from£1,448

Bologna, Italy
Emilia-Romagna is the cultural, geographic and gastronomic heart of Italy. Here you will find revered culinary delicacies, historic universities, Renaissance art and ancient monuments.

Staff Reviews

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Our reservation consultants travel extensively to our holiday destinations throughout the year. They embark on regular visits to not only our most popular destinations such as Venice and Paris but also to our lesser visited cities and rural hideaways to ensure we have a comprehensive and detailed product knowledge.

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Bologna and Venice

By The Kirker Team, 18 November 2016

What more could anyone ask for? Delicious food, fine wine and cities steeped in fascinating culture - all included on my recent trip to northern Italy. Bologna, my first stop, is a city known for its…

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