The capital of the metropolitan city and region of Emilia Romagna, Bologna is situated between the mountains of the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines and the heart of the Po Valley. A meeting point between north and south, east and west, from Bologna one can easily reach the Adriatic Riviera as well as Venice, Florence, Milan and Rome.

A city of art, culture and commerce with an efficient trade fair facility and a renowned manufacturing and motorsport tradition, Bologna is known for its nearly 40 km of arcades, the longest in the world.

Also called the “Dotta,” because of its ancient university, and the “Grassa” because of its gastronomy, the city bears the title “UNESCO Creative City of Music” and boasts one of the largest and best-preserved medieval old town centers in Europe, teeming with clubs, taverns, theaters and stores.

Home to great artists including Giorgio Morandi, Guido Reni, the Carraccis, Guercino, and Aspertini, its charm has also captured such illustrious figures as Mozart, Carducci, Dante, Rossini, and the Nobel laureate in Physics, Guglielmo Marconi.