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Overview

Ancient, modern, and timeless

Ancient, modern, and timeless

Few cities are the contradiction that Bologna, Italy is. While it is a magnificent visual jumble of red brick, tiled roofs and cobblestone streets, it’s also a high-tech center filled with university students and a youthful culture that make up one-fifth of the city’s population. Not only is it home to modern universities, but also the oldest university in the western world : the University of Bologna, founded in 1088. Not only is it home to one of the longest porticos in the world, built to shelter those who walked to church, but to one of the most spectacular and largest indoor spaces once you get there, the Basilica of San Petronio.

And of course, like all of Italy’s major cities, Bologna is a rail transportation hub that has an energetic and youthful vibe that beautifully coexists with its stunning gothic and renaissance architecture.

About Italy

Of course you’ll want to visit Due Torri, Bologna’s iconic leaning towers. They’re one of the few medieval structures still standing, and you can take its 498 steps to the very top for a spectacular view that includes the Guelf battlements. Things to do in Bologna are endless, so you’ll want to save your energy. There are countless museums, art galleries, and architectural walks. All this makes taking the train an even more wonderful idea. You’ll save your energy for seeing the sites while relaxing in comfort, and arrive ready to travel centuries in a single day. Travel from Florence to Bologna in just over a half-hour on the high speed Trenitalia Le Frecce trains. And you can journey in style from Milan to Bologna in an hour on the high speed Trenitalia Le Frecce trains or Italo trains.

Bologna station(s)

Trains are convenient way to reach any town and city in Europe. All main towns have a railway station, while major cities have more than two railway stations. Nearly all railway stations are located in the city centre. Check our map to locate railway station(s) in Bologna.

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    Pleasant journey  |
    "Clean, nice and comfortable train and seats "

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    Very good connection draft |
    "I recommend to all "

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    Typical Italian train |
    "To continue with my review of Munich to Bologna train, this is the 2nd part of the travel from Bologna to Florence. It's not my first time on Frecciarossa/Trenitalia, so I call this a typical Italian train ride. Seats are a bit narrower and more packed than the DB train. Nothing bad, just a comparison with DB train. "

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    Winter wonderland |
    "Was traveling with my brother from Munich to Rome. We picked the day train instead of overnight train in hopes of enjoying wonderful scenery. The route was broke into 2 parts, 1st from Munich to Bologna on DB (German's train) and onward to Florence on Frecciarossa (Italy's train). Scenery didn't let us down, the snowy picturesque hill view in Austria (just passing by, not a stop) was stunning and breath-taking. The ticket price "

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    Purchase a seat |
    "Travelling by train in Italy is really comfortable. I can advice to purchase a seat, as trains during the week, especially in the evenings are quite crowded. "

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    Tight fit |
    "Not much legroom in the 2nd class. Otherwise it was fine. "

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    First Class |
    "First Class seating is very comfy, and there is free espresso and snack, newspaper. Satisfied ! If free WIFI is available that's better "

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    Nice Journey |
    "We are comfortable with the bullet train which speed up to 200km/hour. It is clean and comfortable journey. "

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    Ok ride, bad porters |
    "My train arrived late from Rome so I had less than five minutes to get on Bologna-Munich train. I was 'helped' by porters at the Bologna train station with my heavy luggage, but when they wanted more money I refused and I was harassed. I think the police should control these "porters" as they were threatening and awful. "

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    Very comfortable ride |
    "I had the whole compartment to myself so it was a very comfortable train ride. The food selection and quality are good. However the train was late arriving in Bologna and I almost missed by connecting train to Munich. "

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