"Rome and Florence may get more attention and more visitors, but underrate Bologna at your own risk.
You’ll likely spend your days in the city walking from cafè to gelateria to pasta restaurant to pizzeria. You might leave a little heavier, but you won’t regret it. You can burn off some of those calories with a trek to the Santuario della Madonna di San Luca, a basilica that looks out over the city from the top of a hill, with 666 arches that connect it to the city walls. Or walk through the historic centre, which, with its exceptional medieval architecture and gorgeous piazzas, deserves ample time dedicated to exploring its infinite exquisite details.
The city’s red roofs and nearly 40km of arcades make this the perfect place for photo opportunities, but take time out from admiring the architecture to try a pasta-making class, explore a museum, or spend a couple of hours in the botanical gardens. The city is overflowing with hidden delights that are well worth exploring.”
Dubai, UAE - 3 November 2015: Emirates has launched its fourth Italian gateway, following the arrival of the airline’s Boeing 777-300ER in Bologna.
As the capital of the Emilia Romagna region, Bologna has one of the world’s largest and most well-preserved medieval historical centres and is rich in art, culture and commerce.
Located in northern Italy Bologna is an excellent stepping off point for access to Florence, Pisa and the stunning vistas of Tuscany.
As one of the most industrialised cities in Italy access to the airline’s network of more than 50 destinations in the Far East, Middle East and West Asia is expected to further foster business opportunities across the region.
Emirates’ customers travelling to and from Bologna will enjoy unrivalled comfort and amenities on board Emirates' Boeing 777-300ER which is equipped with eight luxurious private suites in First Class, 42 of its latest lie-flat seats in Business Class, and generous space for 310 passengers in Economy Class.
As a key transport hub customers looking to travel beyond Bologna will also benefit from the airline’s commercial agreement with Trenitalia linking them directly with multiple points across Italy.