Bologna, with its porticoes, monuments and towers, was defined by UNESCO as the best preserved medieval centre in the world. Of Etruscan origin, the city has been a major urban centre for centuries, first under the Etruscans, then under the Romans (Bononia), then again in the Middle Ages, as a free municipality and signoria, when it was among the largest European cities by population.
If Bologna is not enough, you can easily reach many more wonderful cities and places. For example: you can take the train from Bologna Centrale and in 1 hour (more or less) you can go to Florence or Venice.
For more tourist information about the city of Bologna please consult the website Bologna Welcome.
From the airport to the city centre
By Marconi express
From the Airport you can take Marconi express, an automated shuttle connecting “Guglielmo Marconi” Airport with Bologna Centrale railway station in 8 minutes. It runs every day of the year, from 5:40 am to midnight, with up to 8 departures per hour in each direction at rush hour.
Tickets can be purchased at the ticket vending machines located in the Marconi Express stations and in several stores at the Airport. You can also access the service by tapping your contactless card or device at the gates.
For more information see the website of Marconi Express.
From the Airport you can take Aerobus – BLQ shuttle service, a bus connecting “Guglielmo Marconi” Airport with Bologna Centrale railway station in 20-25 minutes approximately. There is also an intermediate stop at the city center. It runs every day of the year, from 5:30 am to 00:15 am, with departures every 11 minutes.
Tickets can be purchased at the automatic vending machines located in the Airport. The ticket can also be used on all public transport in the Bologna urban area within its 75 minutes of validity, validating it each time you board.
For more information see the website of Aerobus.