40 km of arcades connecting the extensive city centre with its pedestrian zones, squares, churches and palaces.

Bologna has one of the most beautiful and best preserved old towns in Europe, with many medieval towers and about 40 km of arcades that connect the sprawling city centre with its pedestrian zones, squares, churches and palaces.

Far away from mass tourism, but with well preserved buildings and great culture and history, Bologna was named European Capital of Culture in 2000.

For motor sport fans, Bologna and its surroundings are a Mecca where you can admire the museums and some of the works of Ducati, Maserati, Lamborghini and Ferrari.

There is the Enzo Ferrari Museum in the centre of Modena and another museum of Formula 1 cars in Maranello.
The cultural cities of the Po Valley are also a paradise for gourmets, Parma is home to Parma ham and Parmigiano Reggiano, Bologna is famous for its mortadella and Modena for its handmade tortellini and original balsamic vinegar.