Bologna, chief town of Emilia Romagna, is one of the most important Italian cities. Within it, indeed, tradition and innovation, cultural heritage and big industries coexist. Located in the heart of Italy, it is a full-fledged hub for whoever wants to reach other cities in the country.
Bologna city has a big and efficient railway station, which connects the city to other destinations, with a passenger traffic of about 58.000.000 travellers every year.
Once arrived here, you will have the possibility to take advantage of the car rental service at Bologna Station: the most convenient and comfortable solution to move to Bologna and to the surroundings. You just have to book you rental car online and pick it up at Bologna Station.
The artistic monuments in Bologna
Picked your rental car up at Bologna Station, you can really easily reach the old town, where you can find the most of the attractions.
Firstly, you will soon notice the Medieval style which characterizes the main streets, characterised by a huge presence of arcades, so that Bologna has gained the name of “city of the arcades”; the many towers in the city, such as the very famous Torre degli Asinelli and Torre Garisenda, true flagship of the city.
Moreover, the various religious architectures, among which the Church of San Francesco, first example of French Gothic style in Italy, and the Basilica of San Petronio, located in the famous Piazza Maggiore, are very famous; here, you can find some among the most known attractions in the city, like the Palazzo del Podestà and the Fountain of Neptune.
Besides Bologna, the car rented at Bologna Main Station will allow you to visit other close destinations, such as, for example, Anzola dell’Emilia, where you can see the Tower of King Enzo and the Church of Ss. Pietro and Paolo, or the municipality of Sasso Marconi, where many expos and traditional festivals that reproduce the ancient crafts of the Emilian territory and the promotion of the local typical products, such as chestnuts, mushrooms, truffles and cheese, are held.
Food and nightlife in Bologna
Bologna is famous also for its excellent cuisine and for the numerous nightspots, which ensure fun for people of any age.
The typical dishes of Bolognese cuisine are world-wide famous; among them we must mention the ragù (meat sauce), accompanied by the unmissable tagliatelle or, alternatively, the lasagne, and the famous as well tortellini, served in broth; lastly, how can we not mention mortadella?!?
After an excellent meal, you cannot miss some healthy fun, spending the evening in one of the many clubs or dance halls in the city.
Lastly, Bologna hosts many shops for those who want to spend an entire day doing shopping; the main streets of the city are dotted with outlet stores and craft shops, besides prestigious high fashion boutiques.
In the heart of the old town there is, indeed, the quadrangle of shopping, that includes the area delimited by Via Rizzoli, Via Farini, Via Castiglione and Via D’Azeglio; this latter, completely car-free, represents the most exclusive area in the city.