Destination guide

Head to the historical city of Bologna

Enjoy the area's history, museums and monuments with a rental holiday home in Bologna. This city's cafes, university setting and cathedral draw many visitors. For a bit of culture, visit Communal Collection of Fine Arts, Museum of Giorgio Morandi or Archaeological Museum. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.


Activities and attractions in Bologna

Are you searching for top things to see and do during your stay? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and check out everything that makes Bologna a fun place to get away to. These are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Azienda Agricola Martelli Winery (11.9 mi / 19.1 km)
  • Golf Club le Fonti (14.4 mi / 23.2 km)
  • Enoteca Regionale Emilia Romagna (16.9 mi / 27.2 km)
  • Pala Danze (17.7 mi / 28.5 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Bologna

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to take in the scenery, Bologna is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are some of the area’s most stunning sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Montagnola Park (0.5 mi / 0.8 km)
  • Bologna Botanical Gardens (0.7 mi / 1.1 km)
  • Margherita Gardens (0.9 mi / 1.5 km)
  • Villa delle Rose (1.4 mi / 2.2 km)
  • Villa Spada (1.5 mi / 2.4 km)
  • Caserme Rosse (2.1 mi / 3.4 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around Bologna

Fly into Bologna (BLQ-Guglielmo Marconi), the closest airport, located 3.4 mi (5.5 km) from the city centre.

If you're travelling by train, Bologna Central Station, Bologna Rimesse Station and Bologna San VItale Station are the main stations in the city.

How many holiday rentals are available around Bologna?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 736 holiday lettings around Bologna. From 14 villas to 563 flats & apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a city-centre property in Bologna?

Sure, getting away from it all can be nice. But sometimes leaping into the excitement of the city is way more interesting and fun! HomeAway has 212 city centre rental homes available. Of course, that might not work for the whole group. Luckily, HomeAway has plenty more options, including:

  • 152 town holiday accommodation options.
  • 71 rural holiday accommodation options.
  • 30 village holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent an apartment in Bologna?

Unpack your suitcase, check out the view and put the kettle on the boil. If you're searching for a home away from home, an apartment rental is a no-brainer. You'll be able to select from 895 different options with the help of HomeAway. If you make your reservation quickly, you could spend as little as £17 per night. If that doesn't match your group's style, we have a range of other self-catering accommodation options to choose from, such as:

  • Bed & breakfast: 121 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £30 per night.
  • House: 110 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £35 per night.
  • Hotel: 109 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £31 per night.

Can I stay in Bologna in a large group?

Getaways with family can be a lot of fun, particularly when you're under the same roof somewhere entirely new! If you're travelling with a large group, HomeAway can help you. Why not have a look at the 88 apartment holiday rentals listed here? They're the top choice for large groups of visitors. The holiday rentals that can cater to large groups in this area include:

  • Are you looking for properties that can fit 6 people? We have 113 that will fit the bill. The prices start from £31 per night.
  • Keen to find somewhere for 5 people? We have 111 that will suit. You can book one for as little as £35 per night.
  • Looking for properties for rent to suit 7 people? You'll be glad to hear we have 35 that'll be ideal. You can book one for as little as £47 a night.

You and your crew will be well looked after when you organise your Bologna travels with us!