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Ancient, modern, and timeless

Ancient, modern, and timeless

Few cities are the contradiction that Bologna, Italy is. While it is a magnificent visual jumble of red brick, tiled roofs and cobblestone streets, it’s also a high-tech center filled with university students and a youthful culture that make up one-fifth of the city’s population. Not only is it home to modern universities, but also the oldest university in the western world : the University of Bologna, founded in 1088. Not only is it home to one of the longest porticos in the world, built to shelter those who walked to church, but to one of the most spectacular and largest indoor spaces once you get there, the Basilica of San Petronio.

And of course, like all of Italy’s major cities, Bologna is a rail transportation hub that has an energetic and youthful vibe that beautifully coexists with its stunning gothic and renaissance architecture.

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Of course you’ll want to visit Due Torri, Bologna’s iconic leaning towers. They’re one of the few medieval structures still standing, and you can take its 498 steps to the very top for a spectacular view that includes the Guelf battlements. Things to do in Bologna are endless, so you’ll want to save your energy. There are countless museums, art galleries, and architectural walks. All this makes taking the train an even more wonderful idea. You’ll save your energy for seeing the sites while relaxing in comfort, and arrive ready to travel centuries in a single day. Travel from Florence to Bologna in just over a half-hour on the high speed Trenitalia Le Frecce trains. And you can journey in style from Milan to Bologna in an hour on the high speed Trenitalia Le Frecce trains or Italo trains.

Bologna station(s)

Trains are convenient way to reach any town and city in Europe. All main towns have a railway station, while major cities have more than two railway stations. Nearly all railway stations are located in the city centre. Check our map to locate railway station(s) in Bologna.

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