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where to stay in bologna Lodging will be one of your biggest expenses; however there are a few decently priced budget options in Bologna. There is also a hostel that is 6 km out of the centre; though, in my opinon that pretty much ruins the fun of experiencing this city. Albergo Centrale (Via della Zecca 2 ) is just a few minutes walk from Piazza Maggiore and is an excellent priced

budget option with a good location, cracking buffet breakfast, nice interior decor, and clean and comfortable bedrooms. Through Booking.com you can get two nights in an economy double room with breakfast for the rate of €69 per night. With two people, it works out to be €35 per person, which is a great deal in my opinion.

How to get there and away Bologna has excellently priced and convenient rail connections to all the key cities in the north. You can reach Florence in an hour and half and pay around €11.50 for a one-way ticket. Rome is 3½ hours and a one-way ticket costs about €34. The Guglielmo Marconi airport is just 6 kms northwest of the city. Aerobus-BLQ is the express shuttle bus service connecting

Bologna Marconi Airport to the Bologna Central Railway Station. There are regular services with the first bus from the airport leaving at 05:30 and the last bus at 00:15. Travel time is 20 minutes. For more information about schedules see TPER. Tickets currently cost €6 for one way. A taxi costs around €15 so if you are travelling in a group, you might be better to take a cab. Taxi rank is just outside the arrivals entrance.

Total cost of 48 Hours in Bologna • Caffé Terzi €1.50

• Lunch Marsalino €10.50

• Climbing Due Torri €3

• Coffee, Camera a Sud €0.90

• Gelato No 1-Gianni €2

• Glass of wine at Cantina Bentivoglio €3

• Museum of History of Bologna €5

• Gelato, La Sorbetteria Castiglione €2

• Pesto potato beans sandwich at Eataly €2.80

• Aperitivo at Le Stanze €7

• Palazzo Archiginnasio €Free

• Pizza Casa €3.50

• Wine at Osteria del Sole €4

• Clubbing at Kinki €13

• Aperitivo at Lab Sedici €6

• Bottle of Sangiovese, Piazza Verdi €5

• Santuario della Madonna di San Luca €Free

• 2 nights in Albergo Centrale €138

• Breakfast with a view Caffe delle Sette Chiese €4 .50

• Return, Airport Bus €12

Total €219.20 / £187 / ¢300

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