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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 384,000
Currency Euro (EUR) €1 = 100 cents
Opening hours Shops in Bologna are usually open from 9 am-12.30 pm and 3.30 pm-7.30 pm. Shops are normally 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 Bologna Welcome, Tourist Information
Piazza Maggiore 1/e, Bologna
+39 051 239660
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 9 am-7 pm. Sun and holidays 10 am-5 pm. Closed on December 25th and 26th, January 1st, Easter Sunday.