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Discover Bologna by campervan: a weekend of taste and culture

Dear travelers, have you ever thought of exploring Bologna in your motorhome or caravan? A trip to Bologna offers the perfect opportunity to immerse yourself in the rich history, culture, and cuisine of this beautiful Emilian city. With Agricamper, you can enjoy free stops to discover every corner of this wonderful city. Download our app and take advantage of the free Demo to discover the local farms. Ready to set off?

Cultural Life and Historic Squares

Piazza Maggiore and the Two Towers

Park your motorhome and start your adventure at Piazza Maggiore, the beating heart of Bologna, surrounded by historic buildings like the Basilica of San Petronio. Not far away, look up at the Two Towers, undisputed symbols of the city, and if you’re feeling brave, climb the 498 steps of the Asinelli Tower for a breathtaking view. Then visit the Sanctuary of San Luca, accessible through a portico that is the longest in the world at four kilometers.

A Dive into History and Art

National Picture Gallery and Archiginnasio

For art lovers, the National Picture Gallery offers a journey through Renaissance masterpieces. The Archiginnasio, the first seat of the University of Bologna, the oldest university in the Western world, will enchant you with its Anatomical Theatre; built in 1637, it was where anatomy lessons were held and is an extraordinary testament to the city’s importance in the field of education and scientific research, offering a dive into the history of medicine and the university.

The Jazz Road

A Musical Journey in the Heart of Bologna

In the heart of Bologna unfolds a unique path for music lovers, especially jazz enthusiasts: the Jazz Road. This musical itinerary celebrates the rich jazz history of the city, paying tribute to historic venues, the musicians who animated the Bolognese scene, and the unforgettable moments that have marked the evolution of this music genre in Italy. The Jazz Road is not just a physical route through the city’s streets, but a true journey back in time, allowing the discovery of symbolic places where jazz was the protagonist of legendary evenings and significant cultural meetings. Every September, these places are infused with the street sound of the “La strada del Jazz” Festival, bringing live music to the corners, alleys, and squares of Bologna’s heart.

Bolognese Cuisine: A Journey of Taste

Tagliatelle with Ragù and Mortadella

One cannot speak of Bologna without mentioning its cuisine: tagliatelle with ragù, the true Bologna IGP mortadella, and tortellini in broth await to delight your palate.

Green Discoveries: Parks and Gardens

Margherita Gardens and Villa Ghigi Park

For a moment of relaxation, the Margherita Gardens are ideal. Bring a book, a blanket, and enjoy the peace of these historic city gardens. Or, drive your caravan to the hills south of the city for a visit to Villa Ghigi Park, offering a splendid view of the city and its surroundings. With its trails immersed in greenery, it’s the perfect place for those who love nature walks or jogging.


Are you ready to explore Bologna and its surroundings in total freedom? Purchase Agricamper membership and download our app to discover where to stop for free and experience an unforgettable weekend in Emilia-Romagna. The adventure in motorhome and caravan awaits you!