Hiring a car from Bologna airport
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60-second guide to Bologna airport
in its own head
"Bologna is our best kept secret"
but more realistically
There’s a lot of truth in this. Because tourists tend to travel to the bigger, more widely known cities, Bologna has managed to retain much of its traditional charm, evolve with its influential youth and keep its prices down.
Despite the fact that the city has played an important role in terms of education, politics and industry, the student population ensures that the vibe remains an energetic and light-hearted one.
Like all people of Italy, the people of Bologna appreciate good food, family and hospitality. Expect a warm welcome and a full stomach.
Seasonally, the weather in Bologna is much like ours, except their summers are hotter and more humid. Wear sunblock and stay hydrated.
the local speciality
If you like sausage, Bologna has a treat for you; their 'mortadella’ is a traditional mixture of pork, flavoured with spices, berries, pistachios and olives. But, if you prefer to try something sweet, then order the 'torta di rosa’, a gooey, custardy cake make with almonds, rice and amaretto. Yum.
Bologna is most widely known for its intellect, its cuisine, and its cars. The city was the original home of Maserati and its trident emblem is said to be inspired by the Fountain of Neptune in the Piazza Nettuno.
did you know?
The city is famous for its porticos - the San Luca is the world’s longest at over two miles long and 666 arches.
"Boasting one of the country's great medieval cityscapes - an eye-catching ensemble of red-brick palazzi, Renaissance towers and 40km of arcaded porticoes - Bologna is a wonderful alternative to the North's more famous cities."
Bologna airport Q&A
Where are the car hire desks?
All of the Bologna Airport car rental desks are located in the arrivals hall.
What should I buy at duty free?
Bologna is the self-proclaimed culinary capital of Italy and you’d be wise to cram as much pasta, sauces or foodstuffs into your suitcase as possible. Do you really need to bring all those clothes back anyway?
Are there any cashpoints?
There are ATM’s around the airport as well as three Travelex stations for foreign currency exchange.
Where's the best place to eat?
The Piazza Maggiore Café on the ground floor serves a selection of snacks and meals based on local recipes, using local ingredients.
The secret tip
Never, ever order Bolognese. Although the dish as we know it does indeed take its name from Bologna, they call it Ragu.
Bologna airport the gateway to...
Alessandra Spisni School of Pasta
Distance: 1 miles
Why just marvel at the delicious cuisine when you can learn to make some for yourself? The Vecchia Scuola Bolognese cookery school in central Bologna is available for week-long or shorter day classes to teach you the art of pasta making. Booking in advance is recommended.
Distance: 19 miles
We’re assuming that if you plan on hiring a car in Bologna, you have a passion for driving and if you do, the Lamborghini Museum north of the city near Medina is well worth a visit. You can admire, stroke and fantasise about either the classic collection, or those just coming off the production line in their onsite factory.
Distance: 68 miles
Known as the 'cradle of the renaissance’, Florence is perhaps one of the most beautifully designed, built and decorated cities in the world. It’s just over an hour’s drive from Bologna, but there’s so much to see here that it requires more than a daytrip to enjoy it at its best.