View of Bologna's rooftops and medieval towers
Discover Bologna

Bologna 101: Practical Information to Navigate the City

Must-have info for first-timers and anyone who needs guidance about Bologna’s transport, where to stay/be, when to visit, stores and restaurants opening hours, and all those practical details needed when traveling to a new city, plus lots of useful links for planning your visit, all compiled in one place!

View of the hilly Reggio Emilia countryside from the Rossena Castle.
Countryside & Mountains

The Reggio Emilia Countryside: Haunted Castles and Gluttonous Pleasures in the Lands of Matilde di Canossa

A road trip through the Reggio Emilia countryside, discovering haunted castles, learning about a very special woman, and visiting producers of local specialties like Parmigiano Reggiano, balsamic vinegar and culatello. Start planning!

Carnival of Cento

Carnival in Emilia-Romagna: Where to Go (Updated for 2018)

Bologna and Emilia-Romagna do not have famous Carnivals as those of Venice or Viareggio, but we hold our own. So if you happen to be in the area during this time, here are some of the top Carnival celebrations you should check out in the region.