Friendly city of art and music.
The lively city of Bologna offers visitors an unforgettable medieval townscape with Renaissance palaces and 40km of charming ochre-coloured arcades. The city is the seat of the oldest university in continental Europe, which dates back to the 11th century. A significant portion of its population still consists of out-of-town university students.
• Selected to participate in the Universal Exposition of Shanghai 2010
• In 2000 it was declared European capital of culture, and in 2006 a UNESCO “city of music”
• One of the largest and best preserved historic centres among Italian cities
• One of the wealthiest cities in Italy, often ranking amongst the top cities in terms of quality of life in the country
Bologna Airport continuously grows with terminal restyling and expansions to improve passenger comfort. It currently serves 63 international and 7 intercontinental destinations.
Over 210 hotels, 37 ranked from 4- to 5-stars.
Bologna Fair and Conference Centre is currently one of the most modern and efficient facilities of its type in Europe: total surface area 375,000m², 18 halls, 11,000 seats in total, with a plenary room of 6,000 seats, and an exhibition area of 13,500m².
Moreover, 27 conference hotels and 7 conference centres are available for visitors in the area.
Also, 40 other venues are designed for events: villas, historic houses, theatres, museums and castles. This makes Bologna one of the most attractive and best-equipped event destinations in Europe.