Capital of the Metropolitan city and of the Emilia-Romagna region, Bologna is located between the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines and the heart of the Po Valley. Due to its position between North and South, East and West, the Adriatic coast as well as cities such as Venice, Florence, Milan and Rome can easily be reached from Bologna.
City of art, culture and commerce, with a streamlined trade-fair organization and a well-known manufacturing and motor tradition, Bologna is famous for its almost 40 km of arcades, the longest in the world.
In fact, all over the world the area around Bologna is known as Packaging Valley because the best companies in the packaging industry are based here. The Bologna Automated Machinery Industrial District consists of more than a hundred companies specializing in the design and manufacture of machinery for packaging products in the food, pharmaceutical, cosmetics, chemical and tobacco industries. The factors that have determined the success of Bologna’s packaging companies are the very high technological content of the products, the propensity for innovation and investment in research and development, a dense network of qualified subcontractors and finally a high qualification of human resources.
However, there is much more because in this area we can find The best sports cars and Italian motorcycle-manufacturing companies in the world such as Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati, Zondra Pagani, Dallara and Ducati. Some of the best food in the world: Balsamic Vinegar, Parmigiano Reggiano, Prosciutto, Mortadella, Tortellini, Tagliatelle alla Bolognese and much more and finally, The oldest university in the world.
Also called “The Learned” for its old University, and “The Fat” for its food tradition, the city is also a “UNESCO creative City of Music” and has one of the largest and most well-preserved medieval historical centres, full of restaurants, taverns, theatres and shops.
Home of many famous artists such as Giorgio Morandi, Guido Reni, the Carraccis, Guercino, Aspertini, its charm has also charmed notable people like Mozart, Carducci, Dante, Rossini and Guglielmo Marconi, winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics.
The word Hospitality is sacred in Emilia-Romagna, and most importantly goes alongside concepts such as Wellness and Quality.
A place for the soul, where you can spend a unique and unforgettable holiday with some of the best hotels, beaches that cater to all sorts of different lifestyles, stunning parks and nature reserves, state-of-the-art spa facilities, breathtaking itineraries to explore the region and events that tell of passion and joy.
Bologna offers the perfect combination of culture and knowledge, conviviality and good food, traditions and a mindset that is always open to the future.
In other words Bologna is an innovative metropolis with a medieval heart that has been beautifully preserved: 42 km of arcades (UNESCO World Heritage Site), museums, theatres, cinemas, more than 200 libraries, clubs and restaurants, and a vibrant social and nightlife.
And around Bologna there is much more ! The Emilia Romagna region with its monuments and its renowed “valleys”:
The Bologna Welcome and the Emilia Romagna turism portals are the easyest and fastest way to access Bologna and Emilia Romagna, to discover their monuments and treasures and to organize your travel by with a simple and direct access to hotel reservation and reception services.
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