24-hours in Bologna, Italy In Pictures

Lydian BrunstingBologna, Photography2 Comments

Bologna 24 hours

24-hours in Bologna, Italy

A Photo Essay

We admit it. Twenty-four hours in the beautiful medieval city of Bologna is hardly enough to get to know the city well. Yet, we’re also happy to tell you, that when you have this limited amount of time only, you can actually get quite a good feel for the city. Just wander around the old city centre and absorb the atmosphere around you. Because that is exactly what we did, when we were in town just to catch our flight back from the TBDI (Travel Blogger Destination Italy Event) in Rimini.

Here’s our visual impression of our 24-hours visit to this charming Italian city in 24 pictures.


Bologna’s hidden canals.


Bologna has numerous of these type of arcades. Perfect to hide from the rain or the sun.

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The window on Via Piella through which you can see one of the hidden canals of Bologna , Italy.


Mural of the Italian musician and actor Lucio Dalla, who passed away in 2012.


The fountain of Neptune on the Piazza Nettuno in Bologna, Italy.


Strolling under Bologna’s arcades


Even Bologna’s door knockers are in style.

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Part of Palazzo del Podesta, Bologna, Italy

Bologna's back alleys.

Bologna’s back alleys.

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Torre degli Asinelli in Bologna, Italy

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Statue of Luigi Galvani in Bologna, Italy


The modern version of Luigi Galvani?

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Torre degli Asinelli in Bologna, Italy


Mixing the old and the new in Bologna, Italy


In every Italian city you will see thousands of scooters and motorcycle. Bologna is no different.

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The entrance to Torre Prendiparte in Bologna, Italy


Atmospheric hidden squares in Bologna, Italy

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A typical Italian scene in Bologna, Italy


Don’t forget to look up while wandering around. There are some hidden treasures high up, like this hidden fresco.


Even the design of the lamps hanging in Bologna’s streets is thought of.


In Bologna’s alleys you’ll also find plenty of restaurants.


The sign of a pharmacy in Bologna’s historical city centre.


A different type of architecture in Bologna, Italy.

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Libreria Nanni, Bologna, Italy


Have you ever been to Bologna? Did you find the city as atmospheric as we did?

For more impressions of our 24 hours in Bologna, check also our street art post.

About The Author: Lydian Brunsting

'To be with Art is all we ask'- Gilbert and George. A quote that has stayed with me since I first saw it a couple of years ago. The word I would add though is 'travel' and that is, in fact, Art Weekenders, our new creation. The Art Weekenders project combines my passions for art, travel and photography, while we - at the same time - like to inspire and hopefully help you to prepare your art getaway. I am also photographer, writer and developer of the photoblog SHOuTography, a project that I started during a year of travelling through South-America to explore my life-long passion for photography.

  • Heather

    Wow, you really saw a lot in 24 hours! I hope to spend a few days in the city, mostly to eat lots of delicious pasta!

  • Steph (@ 20 Years Hence)

    We spent some time in Italy last summer and our final stop happened to be Bologna. We only included it because we were able to get a cheap flight to our next destination, but I’m so glad we did as it wound up being one of our favorite stops. The food was incredible and, yes, it’s a very beautiful city as well. We were lucky enough to CouchSurf there and so had a local guide who took us around to all his favorite spots in the city, which was amazing and I’m sure helped make our time there so special. For just 24 hours, you definitely managed to see a lot!