Bologna in detail


Dangers & Annoyances

Police Station

Discount Cards

The Bologna Welcome Card is an obligatory money-saver for those visiting multiple attractions in the city. The electronic card comes in two versions: Easy (blue; free museum admissions and a guided walking tour) and Plus (red; the same as Easy plus entrance to the Torre degli Asinelli, the panoramic terrace at San Petronio Basilica, a guided bus tour, San Luca Express and the San Luca Sky Experience).

You can book your card online in advance or at either of Bologna Welcome's Piazza Maggiore and airport locations.

LGBT Travellers

Arcigay Bologna-based national organisation for the LGBT community. Has affiliated branches in most major cities.


Tourist Information

Bologna Welcome Bologna's official tourist-information hub offers daily, two-hour afternoon walking tours (€15), among other excursions, and can help with bookings. It also puts out a handy daily news and events brochure in English and sells the Bologna Welcome Card and 24-hour bus passes (€5). Also has an office at the airport as well as an affiliate at FICO Eataly World.