Bologna is an interesting city that is easy to visit since you can walk everywhere . The museums are open and free on the first Sunday of the month and there is such variety of types of museums for every age and taste.
I love walking in the hills close by in Chighi Parkor the Gardens of Marguerita when I am tired of the noise of the city. The new museum of Bologna in via Castilglione is wonderful for all age groups, the piazza of Santo Stefano is one of the most beautiful in Italy and the loveliest place to sit under the porticoes and watch the city life unfold before your eyes. We love Bologna because it is not full of tourists at any time of year and it is a wonderful place to live for a longer period and study Italian.
Bologna has a bit of everything - sights, museums and most especially shops. Shopping is very easy since the shops are all close together and conveniently located under archways so sun and rain is no bother!!
Bologna is most interesting over weekends when there are lots of free open air musical performances and when the pedestrian shopping steet, Via Del Indipendenza is the most vibrant.
Make sure you visit over a weekend!
We came to the region to explore a 'foodie' region together with Parma. As it was december we had less daylight hours but we enjoyed them as well as a couple of nice meals.
A beautiful and interesting city, well worth a visit - or two. The churches, towers and museums are very good but the best is just walking around the streets.
It is a real shame about the graffiti which in its best form can be art. This is just vandalism and should be dealt with by the city authorities.
Bologna is not very touristic as compared to other famous Italian cities. The university quarter there is very nice, with many interesting museums to see.
The city is small so 1-2 nights would be enough if just for sightseeing. But I would really like to stay there for 1 week just for relaxing if I have enough time.
I went to Maranello for the Ferrari. The Museum was not as special as I thought. But driving a Ferrari is really an expeience that I will never forget.
Surprisingly lively city. Full of life but not touristy. architecture interesting but in a different way compared to siena or florence for example.
We just stayed one day but def like to stay longer.
If you went to Firenze, Roma, or other big cities before, you will feel that it is not much to see in Bologna.
It will be something like when you visit Verona, Siena, and other small cities.