So you are heading to Bologna, Italy? There are so many awesome and fun things to do in Bologna, Italy. We created this secret guide to give you access to the best activities we've enjoyed here.
On top of that, here are the 3 top things to do in Bologna, Italy.
For some of these activities you HAVE to get your ticket in advance. Don't miss this!
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Anyway, back to our secret tips and things to do in Bologna, Italy.
How about some unique Bologna travel tips?!
If you already decided to travel to Bologna, you are a smart traveler!
Bologna and its region is one of the most important regions when it comes to Italian food.
In fact, the city claims to be Italy’s culinary capital.
The best Italian food origins from Bologna:
- Parmesan cheese,
and yes, also the most famous pasta sauce in the world comes from Bologna as well!
So, let’s talk about some Bologna travel tips!
This is why you are here, right?!
We sat down with our friends from We_Bologna Hostel, the 5 Star Hostel in Bologna.
They know their own city like the back of their hand.
We are proud to share with you these 5 unique Bologna Travel Tips.
We’ll lead you to a fantastic Italian restaurant, gorgeous cafés and more!
We personally tested every single Bologna travel tip – you will love it!
The city of Bologna is still a hidden gem between the major tourist destinations of Venice, Florence, Milan, and Rome.
Read: 5 secret tips for Rome.
Although Bologna is rich in its culinary highlights, and history, many travelers skip this city.
Big mistake, but good for you and us!
Talking about other cities, check out our tips to:
- 5 secret things to do in Venice
- 22 restaurants to eat in Venice
- 5 non touristy things to do in Florence
- what to do in Lake Como.
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Enjoy Bologna and WE_Bologna,
We show you following 5 hidden gems Bologna
- A unique spot for local events, brunch and a good red wine!
- the most ancient “Osteria” in Bologna – it doesn’t get more authentic than that!
- A Hipster hub for the local, young vibe
- tour in the most trendy and local food markets
- Take a walk! A recommendation to see the green Bologna
We also added a few more cool travel tips for Bologna.
This includes the free walking tour and another fabulous restaurant we love.
We_Bologna Hostel, our 5 Star Hostel in town!
The We_Bologna Hostel is the place to be!
The 5 Star Hostel in Bologna combines a student accommodation with a stylish hostel.
They focus on bringing the authentic cultural events to the hostel.
Learn from a chef to make handmade pasta and a delicious pasta.
Join the movie nights, and enjoy the stylish, fresh vibe of this hostel.
Fun Fact: Many traveler extend their stay once they experience We_Bologna and the city.
That tells you something, right?!
We also recommend to join the free walking tour Bologna.
Our full guide to European hostels covers every questions you have about hostels.
Update: We elaborated a handpicked guide for best hostels in Florence.
Our Booking recommendation and suggestion
As for a booking, we recommend to check out the official website of We_Bologna Hostel.
This is where you can score the lowest prices on the web!
You cannot book with us here at Hostelgeeks, but we will lead you to cheapest place to book.
There is no fee for us!
Hostel Packing List
It is time to see what you should pack in your backpack or suitcase. Make sure you always pick a quality hostel, it totally reduces the things you need to pack. Here is our ultimate hostel packing list. It features 23 items you should really throw in your backpack.The most important things to pack are:
- eye mask
- key chain flashlight
- the right backpack, the Nomatic (our review of Nomatic here) or Lowe Alpine Lightflite 45 Pack
- packing cubes
- generic padlock (fitting all locker types)
- quick-dry travel towel
- universal power adapter
- travel-sized toiletries