Bologna Airport or Bologna Gualielmo Marconi Airport, to give it its official title is named after the scientist and resident of the city. It serves the region of Emilia-Romagna and with over 5 million passengers a year; it is the 8th busiest airport in Italy. With car hire at Bologna Airport, it is an easy 6 km drive into the city via the Tangenziale route.
Bologna Airport has one terminal building with all the facilities you could need. For those extra Euros, there are ATMs, a bank and a currency exchange service. An airport information desk is available for any questions you may have and there is a tourist information office to help you make the most out of your stay in Bologna. For business class passengers, there is a VIP lounge with refreshments and business services, should you require them. When you get hungry, there are a selection of cafes and bars to choose from at the airport. You can have pizza at Spizzico, try local cuisine at Ciao Ristorante or have a snack at Waiting Cafe. There are 15 shops to keep you busy, with names such as Furla and Mandarina Duck or you can browse for duty free bargains at Travel Value.
Bologna is a city known for its famous residents that include Napoleon and Michelangelo as well as the landscape of red roofs that cross the city. It is popular choice for weekend breaks and attracts visitors with its culture and food. Two ancient towers guard the city and one of them may be climbed, to see great views of the city. Explore the beautiful architecture and wonderful arcades and porticos that span a total 38 km. See the Neptune Fountain, a symbol for the city and watch the world go by, in Piazza Maggiore. Visit St Luke’s Basilica and see the famous Icon of Madonna di San Luca. For a little culture, visit the Archaeological Museum and the Gallery of Modern Art of Bologna. Stroll along the Via Rizzoli to get a feel for the city and all the attractions it has to offer. Out and about with your car hire in Bologna, you can drive out to the beautiful Italian Riviera at the coastal resort of Rimini. Alternatively, head for the city of Modena and discover its rich history. You can visit the Cathedral and see many art treasures in the city.