bologna

Hello, bologna

As the capital of the Emilia Romagna region, Bologna is an art city, a university centre and a place renowned for its excellent cuisine. It hosts important international trade fairs and is one of the world’s greatest motor cities. Ducati, Lamborghini and Maserati were all born in Bologna and Ferrari’s headquarters can be found in nearby Modena.

City Information

Essential Information about the city

Passport/Visa

Italy can be visited visa-free for up to 90 days by citizens of Australia, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Malaysia, Israel, UAE and most countries in America. If you are unsure whether or not you need to apply for a visa, we recommend contacting the embassy or consulate in your country. International (non-Schengen) travelers need a passport that is valid for at least 3 months after the end of their intended trip in order to enter the Schengen zone. Citizens of Schengen countries can travel without a passport, but must have a valid ID with them during their stay.

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Best time to Visit

In Bologna, you can enjoy favourable weather almost all year round. Between the months of May and August is considered the pick of the season and the climate is predominantly humid. On the other hand the winter season is another great option as you can feel the Christmas spirit in the capital of the Emilia-Romagna Region.

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Bologna Airport

The Bologna Airport is located 9 kilometres from the city centre. You can reach the city by taxi or shuttle. Taxi stand is just outside the arrival hall. Aerobus is a shuttle service run by TPER and it leaves every 11 minutes from the airport from 5:30am to 12.15am and from the central station to the airport from 5am to 11.35pm. The trip takes almost 30 minutes. Tickets can be bought directly online (aerobus.bo.it) or at the automatic machines next to the shuttle stops.

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Luigi Ridolfi Airport

You can also arrive at the Luigi Ridolfi Airport which is located around 80 kilometres from the city.

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Public Transport

TPER is the company that operates Bologna’s local transport system. You can buy tickets in every newsstand, tobacconist, automatic machines (near to the main bus stops) and in TPER offices. Once you are on the bus remember to stamp your ticket, it will be valid for 75 minutes. For tourists various passes are available: daily passes, carnet with 10 or 20 tickets.For additional information, visit the TPER office, (contacts below are referred to the main TPER office).

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Taxi

Taxi cabs are white with taxi signs on the roof.Taxi CAT+39 051 4590www.taxibologna.itCotabo:+39 051 372 727www.cotabo.it

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Post

You can find the main post office in Piazza Minghetti. Stamps can also be bought at tabaccherias. Drop your post card or letter in one of the big red mailboxes.Main Post Office:

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Telephone

Country code: +39Area code: 051 (also dialed in Bologna). If you call Italy from abroad, you must always dial zero in the area code (do not omit it as is the general practice when making international telephone calls), e.g. +39 051 + the number.

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Electricity

220/240 volt