Bologna has an efficient bus system, run by ATC (051 29 02 90; www.atc.bo.it). It has information booths at the main train station and on Via Marconi. Buses 25, 30 and A are among several that connect the train station with the city centre.
Much of the city centre is off limits to vehicles. If you’re staying in the heart of town, your hotel can provide a ticket (per one/four days €5/12) that entitles you to enter the ZTL (Zona a Traffico Limitato).
Should you be footsore, you can hire a bike at Autorimessa Pincio (051 24 90 81; Via dell’Indipendenza 71z; 12/24hr €10/12; 7am-midnight Mon-Sat), near the bus station.
To book a taxi, phone 051 37 27 27 or 051 53 41 41.