2 Days in Bologna Itinerary Story

By Preeti Mehta

Introduction

2 Days in Bologna Itinerary Story

Do you think it is possible to get the full taste of Italy without visiting Milan or Rome? Most of...

Day 1

Important Landmarks in Bologna City Centre

There is no better place to start your 2 day vacation in Bologna than the historical city centre. The city...

Day 1 - Stop 1

Piazza Maggiore

Piazza Maggiore is the heart of the city of Bologna. It is the central square of the city surrounded by...

Day 1 - Stop 2

Piazza del Nettuno

Right before stepping into Piazza Maggiore, the first thing you will see is the impressive Piazza del Nettuno. On reaching...

Day 1 - Stop 3

Basilica di Santo Stefano

Just a short walk away from the square is the gorgeous Basilica di Santo Stefano. This is not just one...

Day 1 - Stop 4

Basilica di San Petronio

Another important landmark on Piazza Maggiore that deserves your attention is San Petronio Basilica. With its interesting unfinished façade and...

Day 1 - Stop 5

Quadrilatero

After crossing Piazza Maggiore, head down a few narrow alleys to discover the historic neighbourhood called Quadrilatero. Built during Middle...

Day 1 - Stop 6

Lunch at Va Mo La

After a morning full of exploring, it’s time to head over for some authentic Bolognese food to refuel yourself for...

Day 1 - Stop 7

Le Due Torri (Two Towers)

The city of Bologna has been renowned for centuries due to its many towers. Fondly known as ‘Turrita’, there were...

Day 1 - Stop 8

Via Rizzoli

A defining feature of Bologna is the long arcade that runs on both sides of Via Rizzoli. Created for the...

Day 1 - Stop 9

Archiginnasio of Bologna

End your first day of Exploration of Bologna at the Archiginnasio of Bologna. Previously home to the oldest European University,...

Day 1 - Stop 10

Dinner at Cantina Bentivoglio Café

After a full day of exploration, it’s time to wind down and enjoy a delicious dinner at Cantina Bentivoglio Café,...

Day 2

Portico di San Luca and Museums

On your second day in the city of Bologna, it’s time to visit some of the best museums in the...

Day 2 - Stop 1

Breakfast at Neri Pasticceria

Begin your second day in Bologna with a cup of freshly brewed coffee along with delicious pastries on Via Saragozza....

Day 2 - Stop 2

Montagnola Park

Being a densely packed historical hub, there is a shortage of green and open spaces in Bologna. To find a...

Day 2 - Stop 3

Archaeological Museum

Bologna being a city filled with historical landmarks, it is surprising to see a world-class museum located in the city....

Day 2 - Stop 4

Medieval Museum

Moving on to another museum, the Medieval Museum in Bologna is a truly magical place with its incredible frescos and...

Day 2 - Stop 5

Sanctuary of the Madonna di San Luca

Located a reasonable distance away from the city centre, perched on top of a hill, the Sanctuary of the Madonna...

Day 2 - Stop 6

Lunch at Trattoria Casa Mia

On the way back from the sanctuary, stop for a bite at Trattoria Casa Mia, a traditional Bolognese Restaurant on...

Day 2 - Stop 7

Museum of Modern Art di Bologna

After the delicious lunchtime meal, the next stop is MAMbo, the Museum of Modern Art in Bologna. The space is...

Day 2 - Stop 8

Metropolitan Cathedral of Bologna

Another must-visit church here is the Metropolitan Cathedral of Bologna. Though you may not find it extremely impressive from the...

Day 2 - Stop 9

Dinner at La Fastuchera

For dinner on your final day in Bologna, take the off the beaten track and head to La Fastuchera for...

Day 2 - Stop 10

Pub Crawl at Via del Pratello

The perfect way to end your short 48 hour stay in Bologna would be to enjoy a few drinks with...

Conclusion

Conclusion

Visiting the entire city of Bologna in 2 days can be a whirlwind. There is a lot to see, do,...