City tour through Bologna

To the most beautiful places in town with ZAINOO

History becomes palpable when travelling to Bologna. The area around today’s capital of Emilia-Romagna was already colonised 3,000 years ago and saw many different rulers come and go during the following centuries and millennia. They all left their very own, distinctive mark on the city that can be seen and felt all across Bologna and its equally fascinating hinterland to this very day. ZAINOO offers a direct path to the city’s highlights. Only the best tours, trips and routes present different aspects of Bologna with all popular sights and fascinating insiders’ tips.

Bologna’s sights

Etruscans, Romans, the rich medieval families – the influence of different culture groups is palpable at every corner. The dynasty towers used to be Bologna’s landmark for a long time, but only few of them survived. Even those that made it are now leaning due to poor soil. Numerous Gothic churches and palaces furnished with Renaissance and/or baroque elements over the course of centuries line the city’s largest squares. It goes without a saying that the world’s oldest university, its former and current faculties play a central role during a city tour through Bologna.

The hinterland

A trip to the surroundings perfectly tops off a stay in Bologna. Imola particularly welcomes motor sports enthusiasts, yet also features cultural sights. Outside the gates of the town lies Dozza, a huge open-air museum of sorts. Marzabotto is one of the most important Etruscan excavation sites offering deep insights into the life of the fascinating culture. Physics Nobel laureate Guglielmo Marconi used to live in Pontecchio Marconi, where he carried out his pioneering radio experiments. Guests still find metal parts related to his extensive research activities around the villa.

Tour through Bologna with ZAINOO

Those who want to see Bologna’s sunny side will do great with the ZAINOO route suggestions. The city tours suit every (cultural) interest and time available as they can be extended at will in all directions. Short day trip or a full week in Bologna – there’s always something new to discover with the suggestions and information provided by ZAINOO.

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