Sights in Bologna

Where a grand past meets fascinating modern life

The urban area of Bologna was already populated 3,000 years ago during the era of the Villanova culture. It has since seen many a ruler come and go. The museums, monuments and churches of Emilia-Romagna’s capital testify to this past. Bologna is also home of the oldest university in the world with its numerous old and new faculties still carrying the spirit of 950 years of science. Art and culture meet glorious shopping roads and delightful trips onto the hills of this multifaceted city.

Piazza Porta Ravegnana


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City traffic roars on and around Piazza Porta Ravegnana. Here Bologna’s two leaning ...

Archiginnasio & Teatro Anatomico


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When Bologna fell to the Papal States in the early 16th century, art and science blossomed. ...

Basilica di San Domenico


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This church couldn’t be any richer in contrast – as modest, almost ascetic as it ...

Basilica di San Francesco


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The Franciscan order originally lived in the shadows of other orders. Interest skyrocketed, ...

Basilica di Santa Maria dei Servi


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Admittedly, the brick church built in 1346 looks fairly non-descript from the outside apart ...

MAMbo - Museo d'Arte Moderna di Bologna


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Sassoli de Bianchi had a vision. He wanted to establish a cutting-edge museum – not just ...

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