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As capital of the Emilia Romagna region, Bologna is an art city, a university centre and a place renowned for its excellent cuisine. It hosts important international trade fairs and is one of the world’s greatest motor cities. Ducati, Lamborghini and Maserati were all born in Bologna and Ferrari’s headquarters can be found in nearby Modena.


Population 380,000
Currency 1 Euro = 100 cents
Opening hours Shops in Bologna are usually open from 09.00-12.30 and 15.30-19.30 (closed on Thursdays and Sundays).
Newspapers Il resto del Carlino
Il domani di Bologna
La Repubblica
Metro, City and Leggo
Corriere della sera
La stampa
Il Sole24ore
Emergency numbers Carabinieri: 112
Police: 113
Ambulance: 118
Fire brigade: 115
Tourist information Piazza Maggiore n. 1
+39 051 239 660

c/o Stazione Ferroviaria
Piazza Medaglie d’Oro n. 4
+39 051 251 947

c/o Aeroporto "G. Marconi"
Via Triumvirato n. 84
+39 051 647 2113