21 Sights in Bologna, Italy (with Map and Images)

Looking for premium sights?

Here you can book tickets, guided tours and other activities in Bologna:

Tickets and guided tours on Viator*

Want a guided Free Walking Tour?

Here you can book guided Free Walking Tours in Bologna:

Guided Free Walking Tours on GuruWalk*

Here you can find interesting sights in Bologna, Italy. Click on a marker on the map to view details about the sight. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 21 sights are available in Bologna, Italy.

List of cities in Italy Sightseeing Tours in Bologna

1. Piazza Santo Stefano

Show sight on map Book Ticket*

Piazza Santo Stefano also known as Piazza delle Sette Chiese is a piazza of Bologna, Italy. It is a pedestrian zone, in a triangular space near the beginning of Via Santo Stefano, both of which are named after the Basilica of Santo Stefano which is located on the piazza.

Wikipedia: Piazza Santo Stefano (EN)

2. Palazzo Re Enzo

Show sight on map Book Free Tour*
Palazzo Re Enzo Patrick Clenet / CC BY 2.5

Palazzo Re Enzo is a palace located on Piazza del Nettuno, 1 in the historic center of Bologna, northern Italy. The palace takes its name from Enzio of Sardinia, Frederick II's son, who was prisoner here from 1249 until his death in 1272. The palace is presently used to sponsor cultural events and exhibitions.

Wikipedia: Palazzo Re Enzo (EN)

3. Museo Civico Archeologico

Show sight on map
Museo Civico Archeologico Stefano Bolognini / Attribution

The Archaeological Civic Museum of Bologna is located in the fifteenth-century Palazzo Galvani building at Via dell'Archiginnasio 2 postal code 40124 Bologna, once known as the Hospital of Death. Founded in September 1881 by the merging of two separate museums: the one belonging to the University of Bologna – heir of the Room of Antiquity belonging to the Academy of Sciences founded by Luigi Ferdinando Marsili in (1714) – and that belonging to the City of Bologna (enriched by the antique collection of Artist Pelagio Palagi and the large amount of finds from excavations conducted in and around Bologna during these times.

Wikipedia: The Archaeological Civic Museum (MCA) of Bologna (EN)

4. Tomba di Egidio Foscherari

Show sight on map

The tombs of the glossors of the Bolognese school retain the remains of some of the first and most important professors of what was called the Studium in the Middle Ages, that is, the university, which in Bologna was renowned above all for the teaching of the jurisprudence: they were said glossors Because they commented on the texts of Roman law with explanatory additions on the sidelines, the "glosses", to make the contents of the steps in question clearer. These new professional figures, cornerstones of the city's political and cultural life, chose to be buried in places of great urban visibility.

Wikipedia: Tombe dei Glossatori della Scuola bolognese (IT)

5. Palazzo D' Accursio

Show sight on map
Palazzo D' Accursio No machine-readable author provided. G.dallorto assumed (based on copyright claims). / Attribution

Palazzo d'Accursio is a palace once formulated to house major administrative offices of the city of Bologna, region of Emilia-Romagna, Italy. It is located on the Piazza Maggiore, and is the city's Town Hall. The palace is also home to the Civic Art Collection, with paintings from the Middle Ages to the 19th century; the Museo Morandi, with the works by Giorgio Morandi; and the Biblioteca Salaborsa, the town libraries.

Wikipedia: Palazzo d'Accursio (EN)

6. Monumento ai caduti del VIII Agosto 1848

Show sight on map

Il monumento ai caduti dell'8 agosto 1848, conosciuto anche come il Popolano,ßuna statua bronzea collocata in piazza VIII Agosto a Bologna, all'ingresso del Parco della Montagnola. Opera di Pasquale Rizzoli datata 1903, venne modellata in ricordo del giorno in cui il popolo bolognese cacciò gli Austriaci dalla città dopo un conflitto a fuoco.

Wikipedia: Monumento ai caduti del VIII Agosto 1848 (IT)

7. Basilica di San Domenico

Show sight on map

The patriarchal basilica of San Domenico is located in Bologna and is the sanctuary that houses the mortal remains of the homonymous saint, founder of the Order of Friars Preachers, who died in 1221 in a cell of the adjoining convent, which he himself instituted, and where the first General Chapters that gave shape to the order were held.

Wikipedia: Basilica di San Domenico (Bologna) (IT)

8. Garisenda Tower

Show sight on map

The Torre della Garisenda is one of the so-called two towers of Bologna, symbol of the city, located in Piazza di Porta Ravegnana, at the intersection of the ancient streets San Donato, San Vitale, Santo Stefano, Castiglione and along the ancient Via Emilia corresponding to Strada Maggiore and Via Rizzoli at the level of that crossroads.

Wikipedia: Torre della Garisenda (IT)

9. Monastero di San Michele in Bosco

Show sight on map

San Michele in Bosco is a religious complex in Bologna, central Italy, including the church with the same name and the annexed Olivetan monastery. The buildings of the monastery were acquired in 1955 by the municipality of Bologna, to house an orthopedic center named the Rizzoli Orthopedic Institute.

Wikipedia: San Michele in Bosco (EN)

10. Chiesa di San Giacomo Maggiore

Show sight on map

The Basilica of San Giacomo Maggiore is an historic Roman Catholic church in Bologna, region of Emilia Romagna, Italy, serving a monastery of Augustinian friars. It was built starting in 1267 and houses, among the rest, the Bentivoglio Chapel, featuring numerous Renaissance artworks.

Wikipedia: San Giacomo Maggiore, Bologna (EN)

11. Museo di Palazzo Poggi

Show sight on map

The museum of Palazzo Poggi is a university museum in Bologna, located in the homonymous palace in via Zamboni. The same building that houses the headquarters of the Alma Mater Studiorum and other university museums, such as the Specola Museum and the European Student Museum (MEUS).

Wikipedia: Museo di palazzo Poggi (IT)

12. Basilica di San Francesco

Show sight on map
Basilica di San Francesco Giovanni Dall'Orto / Attribution

The Basilica of Saint Francis is a historic church in the city of Bologna in northern Italy. Founded in the 13th century, it has been the property of the Conventual Franciscan friars since then. The church has been raised to the rank of a Roman Catholic basilica by the Holy See.

Wikipedia: San Francesco, Bologna (EN)

13. Chiesa del Sacro Cuore di Gesù

Show sight on map

The church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus is a parish church in Bologna located just outside Porta Galliera, overlooking Via Matteotti, in the Navile district. It is one of the most populated parishes in the city: its demographic coverage far exceeds ten thousand souls.

Wikipedia: Chiesa del Sacro Cuore di Gesù (Bologna) (IT)

14. Cattedrale di San Pietro

Show sight on map
Cattedrale di San Pietro Steffen Brinkmann, claimed to be Szs here Hue and distortion fixed by Wikipeder. / CC-BY-SA-3.0

Bologna Cathedral, dedicated to Saint Peter, is the cathedral of Bologna in Italy, and the seat and the metropolitan cathedral of the Archbishop of Bologna. Most of the present building dates from the 17th century, with a few parts from the late 16th century.

Wikipedia: Bologna Cathedral (EN)

15. Porta San Felice

Show sight on map

Porta San Felice was the westernmost gate or portal of the former outer medieval walls of the city of Bologna, Italy. It led into Via Emilia, here Via San Felice changes name to Via Aurelio Saffi, After crossing the Viali di Circonvallazione of Bologna.

Wikipedia: Porta San Felice, Bologna (EN)

16. Botanical Garden

Show sight on map

The Orto Botanico dell'Università di Bologna, also known as the Orto Botanico di Bologna, is a botanical garden operated by the University of Bologna. It is located at Via Irnerio, 42, 40126 Bologna, Italy, and open daily except Mondays.

Wikipedia: Orto Botanico dell'Università di Bologna (EN)

17. Chiesa di San Martino

Show sight on map

The Basilica of San Martino Maggiore is located in the homonymous square in the historic center of Bologna. It is a parish run by the Carmelite Fathers. In August 1941 Pope Pius XII elevated it to the dignity of a minor basilica.

Wikipedia: Chiesa di San Martino (Bologna) (IT)

18. Giardino del Guasto

Show sight on map

Il giardino del Guasto is a public garden in Bologna, Italy, located near Piazza Verdi. The name of the garden derives from having been built on the ruins of an important noble palace, Palazzo Bentivoglio, destroyed in 1507.

Wikipedia: Giardino del Guasto (IT)

19. Teatro Dehon

Show sight on map

The Dehon Theater is a theater in Bologna, built under the church of Santa Maria del Suffragio at the intersection of via Libia and via Sante Vincenzi, in the Cyrenaic district of the San Donato-San Vitale district.

Wikipedia: Teatro Dehon (IT)

20. Chiesa dei Santi Vitale e Agricola in Arena

Show sight on map

The Church of Santi Vitale e Agricola in Arena is a Roman Catholic building located in via San Vitale in central Bologna. It is the center of the archdiocese of Bologna and the seat of the diocese of Bologna.

Wikipedia: Chiesa dei Santi Vitale e Agricola in Arena (IT)

21. San Colombano

Show sight on map
San Colombano Workshop of Ludovico Carracci (Francesco Albani, Domenichino, Lucio Massari, Lorenzo Garbieri, Giacomo Cavedoni, Francesco Brizio and Guido Reni) / CC BY 2.0

The Oratory of the Madonna of San Colombano, also called the Chiese di San Colombano e Santa Maria dell'Orazione is a religious site in central Bologna, found on Via Parigi #5, near the Bologna Cathedral.

Wikipedia: Oratory of San Colombano, Bologna (EN)

Disclaimer Please be aware of your surroundings and do not enter private property. We are not liable for any damages that occur during the tours.