Frequently asked questions about Bologna
How Public Transportation works in Bologna?
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.Learn more
Bucket list of things to do and see in Bologna
Bologna is known for its medieval architecture, including the iconic Two Towers and vibrant culture. The city is also home to the oldest university in the world, the University of Bologna, and has a rich history and art scene. Whether you're interested in history, culture, or food, Bologna has something to offer for everyone.Learn more
How do I apply for a visa to stay in Bologna?
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.Learn more
Best neighbourhood to live in Bologna
The most popular neighborhoods that are known for their quality of life, safety, and proximity to amenities are San Donato, home to the University of Bologna; Santo Stefano, historic neighborhood known for its charming medieval architecture and beautiful squares; Navile, known for its green spaces and parks; Murri, home to many shops, cafes, and restaurants, making it a great place to live for those who enjoy a multicultural environment.Learn more
How to eat like a local in Bologna?
The city is famous for its Bolognese sauce, a meat-based sauce typically served with pasta. Other traditional dishes from Bologna include lasagna, mortadella (a type of sausage), and tagliatelle al ragù (ribbon-shaped pasta with meat sauce). Bologna is also known for its cured meats, cheeses, and traditional balsamic vinegar. In addition, the region is known for its wine production, with red wines such as Lambrusco and white wines such as Pignoletto being particularly popular.Learn more
Where can I study or work remotely in Bologna?
Living in Bologna as a student can be a lot of fun, because students all concentrate in the center of town and are constantly together. You can find university classrooms, libraries and study halls every way you turn, on every street. You can study anywhere in Bologna!Learn more
What is the average cost of living in Bologna?
The cost of living in Bologna will depend on your lifestyle and budget. While it's true that Bologna isn't the cheapest city in Italy, it's possible to live here and not break the bank– especially if you compare it to other major cities like Rome and Milan. However, it is still relatively affordable compared to other major European cities. Additionally, the city offers a high standard of living and a rich cultural and social life.Learn more