Many of Bologna’s most popular attractions are located near to Villanova, making it a convenient place to base yourself. Piazza Bracci and the ITC Theatre are two of the popular places to discover here. Two more worthwhile attractions you’ll find close by Villanova are the Museum of Prehistory luigi Donini and the Villa Cicogna Conference and Events Center.
There are many interesting museums, exhibits and venues in and around Villanova. Stroll around the exhibits and savor the quiet of the Museo della Specola, the Museo di Anatomia Patologica and the Museo di Antropologia. To experience the city’s dynamic artistic culture, book a show at one of the much-loved performing arts institutes such as the Parco Nord Arena. There are some excellent art galleries to visit including the National Art Gallery of Bologna.
Get active in the great outdoors at the many picturesque places nearby. Relax and enjoy the fresh air. Follow the paths through botanical displays, pull out your sketch pad, or just listen to the birdsong at the Bologna Botanical Gardens.
Spend an afternoon high in the stands of Land Rover Arena, cheering on local heroes, the Fortitudo Pallacanestro Bologna. On match days follow the sea of navy and white, to the stadium, then after the final siren sounds, join fans at a nearby pub, bar or cafe for a post-game drink.
To really get to know Villanova, think about making a reservation at one of the area’s charming bed and breakfast or hotel options. Make reservations for the Hotel Cosmopolitan Bologna, the Aemilia Hotel Bologna, or the Camplus Living Bononia.