Bologna, Italy

Most Instagrammable Spots In Bologna, Italy

In the heart of Italy’s Emilia-Romagna region, to the north of Florence is Italy’s food capital, Bologna. This beautiful city is rich in history, art, food, stunning churches, music and much more. It is also home to the oldest university in the world “University of Bologna”. But that’s not all. Ever wondered where the famous Bologney and Ragu sauce were created? Well you guessed it right, it was here in Bologna, Italy.



Despite all this, it still remains one of the most underrated cities in Italy. Often neglected by tourists on the usual route to Venice – Florence- Rome, Bologna definitely deserves more. I will recommend staying at-least a night if not more, here.

Still not convinced? Well, check out these amazing the most Instagram worthy spots in Bologna, Italy. I am sure you will be packing your bags soon ๐Ÿ˜‰.

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  • Le Due Torri

Just like Pisa, Bologna also has leaning towers. More commonly known as the leaning towers of Asinelli and Garisenda, they have become a symbol of this city. Although shorter tower, Garisenda is not open for the public to climb, you can get to the top of the Asinelli tower for a small price of โ‚ฌ3.

PS. its quite the climb ๐Ÿ˜“๐Ÿ˜Œ…498 steps….. But views at the end made it all worthwhile.

  • Piazza Maggiore

This is the city’s main square. Once you are in the square, have a gelato, get your smartphone or a camera out and you are all set. Many opportunities for stunning Instagram pictures here. San Petronio Cathedral (Bologna’s largest cathedral) is here, click some pictures with beautiful Neptune Fountain. It’s here where you will have the city’s best ‘people watching opportunity’.

Piazza Maggiore Bologna
  • porticos

Porticos mean covered sidewalks. You will find them all over the city. Just to give you an idea, only considering the city center, they are 38km long. Porticos of Bologna are the next candidate for becoming UNESCO world heritage. Nothing could speak more of bologna then the beautiful pictures of these sidewalks. For a perfect Instagram shot, try capturing them at dusk.

Sidewalks or covered walkways in Bologna



  • Gelato

Bologna has one of the best gelatos in Italy. Moreover, there also is a ‘gelato museum’ here. Any trip will be incomplete without getting a delectable Gelato shot, giving something to your Instagram followers to drool on haha๐Ÿ˜œ

Gelato
  • Finestrella Di Via Piella

This is Bologna’s little Venice. Fun fact; Bologna has 60km canals. Once you are in the area, walk along via piella, you will reach the famous small window looking down onto the Canale delle Moline. ( In case it’s closed just push the window and you will be welcomed by stunning views of canale moline. )

 Canale delle Moline, Bologna

Right opposite the window is another great spot to capture a picturesque scene of glittering water and ancient walls.

Finestrella Di Via Piella
  • San Luca Church

San Luca church is located southwest of the city center, sited above 300m on a forested hill, overlooking the city. The prettiest thing about this church is that it changes colors depending on the time and light of the day. To get the best shots, I will recommend going just before the sunset, when everything starts turning into shades of Pink.

San Luca Church , Bologna

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