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There are opportunities for fun all over Bologna. From thrilling excursions to fascinating tourist attractions, this captivating city packs a punch. Ready to start working on your travel itinerary?

If you're ready to discover the best of Bologna, join a few of the top tours & day trips on offer, and have a friendly expert show you some of the most popular attractions. Offering free cancellations and no added fees, our {146 fun activities in Bologna fun activities in Bologna} are also worth browsing through.

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What to do in Bologna

Free Things to Do in Bologna

There's no need to endlessly reach for your wallet in Bologna. The following won't even cost a penny.

Luigi Bombicci Museum of Mineralogy - Chock-full of exhibits and artifacts, this gallery is a wonderland for knowledge-hungry minds.

Palazzo Comunale - If you're fascinated by history, this is one attraction you can't miss.

Piazza Maggiore - Spend some time in this popular place and experience life as a local.

Salaborsa Library - Well known among those who reside here, this place is worth stopping by.

Basilica of San Petronio - Do some soul searching or just savor the tranquil atmosphere at this place of worship.

Margherita Gardens - Renew your body, mind and soul by spending some time in nature.

Things to Do in Bologna with Kids

Bologna is a terrific place for a family break. Take the kids along and enjoy these family friendly experiences together:


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Frequently asked questions

What to do in Bologna on a sunny day?
Take advantage of the weather (and get some fresh air at the same time) with one or two of these outdoor experiences:

What to do in Bologna on a rainy day?
What should I not miss in Bologna?
Don’t head home without crossing off the following sensational sights:

  • Piazza Maggiore
  • University of Bologna
  • Fountain of Neptune
  • Basilica of San Petronio

Are there cheap things to do in Bologna?
Make your vacation dollars stretch further with these fantastic cheap activities and tours:

What can you do in Bologna for free?
You could store your wallet in the hotel safe for the day, because these top attractions can be seen for nothing:

  • Piazza Maggiore
  • Fountain of Neptune
  • Basilica of San Petronio
  • Basilica Santo Stefano

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