Bologna Car Hire
Last Updated: 20th February, 2019
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Bologna Car Hire Locations
Bologna Via del Lavoro 8/d, Bologna, 40050
Airport Gugliemo Marconi Airport, Bologna, I-40132
Granarolo Dell' Emilia Via Primo Maggio 31, Granarolo Dell'
Bologna - Train Station Via Pietramellara 35/I,
Bologna Del Industria Via del Fonditore 1, Bologna,
40138, Emilia Romagna
Bologna Train Station Car Hire
Sixth rent a car
Via Amendola 9/C40121 Bologna
Monday: 08:30 - 12:30 - 14:30 - 18:30
Tuesday: 08:30 - 12:30 - 14:30 - 18:30
Wednesday: 08:30 - 12:30 - 14:30 - 18:30
Thursday: 08:30 - 12:30 - 14:30 - 18:30
Friday: 08:30 - 12:30 - 14:30 - 18:30
Out of hour pick up is possible at an additional fee.
A famous medieval cityscape, Bologna has earned itself many nicknames including ‘la rossa’ (The Red) due to its warmly coloured architecture, ‘la Dotta’ (The Learned), because of its ancient university and ‘la Grassa’ (The Fat), on account of the wonderful gourmet food on offer. The capital of the Emilia Romagna region, Bologna is considered by locals and visitors alike as a city of thinkers, creators and culinary geniuses. Boasting eye-catching towers and porticoes, bustling squares and first-class artisan products, Bologna is a truly captivating city, where old meets chic in an understated and classy way.
Must see attractions in Bologna
Many visitors flock to Bologna just to see the incredible architecture. Some of the most important buildings in the city have to be seen to be believed, including the domineering Palazzo Accursio, the Palazzo del Protesta and the incredibly ornate Sala Borsa. The famous Fountain of Neptune, an intriguing early work of Giambologna and a lovely place to take a rest, dates back to the 16th century. The Medieval Market is the best place for fresh produce such as handmade chocolates, fruit, vegetables and cheeses. The Loggia Dei Mercanti, a frescoed historical palace, is worth stopping by as well as the Anatomy Theater, a gorgeous amphitheatre that was once used as a training ground for surgeons learning the art of dissection. The Basilica of San Petronio houses impressive archways, and other buildings of note include the medieval Two Towers, the Complex of Santo Stefano, and San Giacomo Maggiore.
If you’re a food lover, make sure you visit the vast array of traditional bakeries and chocolatiers to taste their delicacies. Pasta makers are always at hand to demonstrate how Tortellini and Tagliatelle are created. You’ll find excellent products throughout the city, tucked into market stalls, maze-like streets and alleyways. Another excellent place to visit is Beccari's salsamenteria where you can learn about the history of mortadella, from the third century BC to today. The Old Vinegar Works, home of Modena's traditional balsamic vinegar, is another must-see. Not only will you learn about production, you’ll also get to sample the delicious vinegars. The highlight is trying a Modena balsamic-topped gelato – it may sound strange but we highly recommend you give it a go.
Scenic drives in Bologna
Relaxation, gorgeous scenery and adventure is closer than you may think when visiting Bologna. Just 30 minutes out of the city, Pianoro is a beautiful starting point for outdoors types looking to explore. Offering many countryside trails and treks, Pianoro provides the opportunity to see some unspoilt terrains and views. Pick up your hire car at the airport and head out into the countryside to experience this region’s rustic charms. Pianoro is just one example of a traditional small town or village in the area that offers a warm welcome for curious visitors. If you’d like a longer drive, head through the dramatic Apennine landscape towards Florence for a change in scenery, atmosphere and culture. Considered one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Florence is the perfect accompaniment to a relaxing stay in Bologna and well worth the effort.
Hotels in Bologna
The NH Bologna De la Gare is situated in the heart of Bologna in front of the train station and close to the main historical monuments and the cities business district. The hotel has 156 functional and comfortable rooms, 7 junior suites and 2 suites all, which are on the top floor of the hotel with breath taking views. The hotels elegant restaurant is the perfect place to sample some traditional national and local cuisine. The classic and pleasant atmosphere ensures that your stay is unforgettable.
Relais Villa Valfiore is a residence set within gardens planted with centuries-old trees, right in the quiet heart of the countryside yet just outside the gates of the city. The large underground car park provides direct access to the Villa and its facilities, without interfering in any way with the splendid Mediterranean garden. An oasis of relaxation among the parks of Bologna’s villas. Located within a park of century-old trees in an enchanting corner of the hills in the Municipality of San Lazzaro di Savena, just a few kilometres from Bologna, Villa Valfiore is a place where tradition and hospitality converge to create charming and elegant surroundings.
Immediately upon arrival at the Starhotel Excelsior, you will discover what sets us apart from standard Bologna Italy city accommodations. A newly renovated union of the Alexander Hotel and the Milano Excelsior, we have adopted the best of both. Immerse yourself in opulent, spacious guest rooms, featuring the finest Italian furnishings and modern amenities. Enjoy short walks to the Bologna train station and the city centre. Take advantage of our Executive Suites, five meeting rooms, and professional event support. And for a memorable culinary experience, feast on the sumptuous Italian and international delicacies at our world-class restaurant. Look no further than Starhotels when seeking sophistication, passion, and the finest luxury accommodations in Bologna.