Getting Around in Bologna
similar to other European cities. The best options are either to rent
a bike, take the bus or just plain walk, as Bologna is a
relatively condensed city and hostile to cars in its downtown area.
One may buy tickets for the bus, run by ATC, at central locations
like the railway and coach stations, where multi-trip discounts are
offered (10 euros worth of fare for 8.50, for example). Otherwise
single fares, which last 60 minutes, can be purchased for 1 euro.
Fares may also be purchased on the bus or at many different shops
(newsstands, tobacco shops, etc.). Buses #25 and 30 run between the
train station and the center at Piazza Maggiore. The tourist office
is located at this square and is open daily from 9:30 to 7:30pm. Make
sure to pick up a map here.
are very popular amongst residents of Bologna. They may be rented in
locations around the city, one place being near the train station. It
is important to lock them, as they are frequently stolen, especially
near the university district.
is encircled by the Viali , a
beltway surrounding the city. At the center of this, more or less,
you will find the Piazza Maggiore. The northeast quadrant of Bologna
is the University district. The two southern quadrants are
residential and not very interesting for tourists. The central train
station is just outside the beltway, in the northeast quadrant near
the university district.
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March 31, 2010