Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport
Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport (IATA: BLQ) is the international airport serving the city of Bologna in Italy. Located approximately 6 km northwest from the city centre, the airport took its name after Guglielmo Marconi, an electrical engineer and Nobel laureate from Bologna. Bologna Airport offers one terminal and features one runway.
Bologna Guglielmo Marconi International Airport Transfer
Access to Bologna International Airport is offered via the Marconi Express monorail which connects the airport to Bologna Centrale railway station. The trip lasts only 7.5 minutes. There is also a railway station in Calderara-Bargellino about 4 km away from the airport, but there is no public transport connecting the two. Access to Bologna airport is also offered via the bus service of route 54, connecting the Airport to Borgo Panigale, while there are also daily direct bus connections with other cities and areas such as Ferrara, Florence, Modena, Cervia, Ravenna, and Rimini. If you choose to use a car, motorways A1, A13 and A14 are linked to Bologna Airport.
What to do in Bologna
Bologna, centrally located in the Northern Italy, is the beautiful capital of the Emilia-Romagna region. Having been ruled by the Etruscans, Celts and Romans, Bologna has been a major cultural and economic centre in Italy, due to its location. The blooming manufacturing industry built up its financial sector, whereas the great university – and oldest in the Western world – made Bologna known worldwide. While visiting the city, you will surely love the famous Porticos, which are partially enclosed walkways that are lined with arches and columns. The city has around 40 kilometers of these, first built in the 11th century, and are all one of a kind – Medieval, Gothic, Renaissance, or of 19th century, will you be able to classify them?
Start your tour in Bologna at the Piazza Maggiore, the central square of the city, featuring a list of important historical buildings of fantastic architecture, such as the Pallazo d’Accursio, the Palazzo del Podesta, the Basilica di San Petronio and the Palazzo Comunale. Among them, the majestic San Petronio is the 10th largest church in the world by volume. With a Gothic design, the church, originally constructed between 1388 and 1479, is dedicated to the patron saint of Bologna, and features an impressive yet unfinished front façade with both marble stone work and bricks.
Continue your private tours with Asinelli and Garisenda Towers, the two leaning towers at Piazza di Porta Ravegnana. Standing tall, they offer unprecedented views over Bologna for anyone wishing to climb them. At Piazza Galvani, visit Archiginnasio, once the main buildings of the University of Bologna, today home to the famous Anatomical Theatre. Built in the 16th century, this museum is completely created in wood and features wood panelling and statues of medical practitioners.
Of course, while touring around Bologna, a visit to the Archaeological Museum deserves your time, as it offers a great insight into the history of the city throughout the ages. Located at the Piazza Maggiore as well, it features a fantastic range of collections covering different eras such as the Prehistoric, Etruscan, Celtic, Greek, Roman and Egyptian. Also, if you wish to admire some fine Italian paintings, Pinacoteca Nazionale di Bologna inside the old university complex, features artwork from the 13th to 18th century, including famous paintings such as the Ecstasy of St. Cecilia by Raphael and Christ and the Good Thief by Titian.
Leaving aside the historical buildings, a different way to travel back through time is by strolling around La Piazzola Market, an historic market held in Bologna for hundreds of years. Offering more than 400 different stalls with clothes, shoes, accessories, flowers, pottery and jewellery, La Piazzola Market is a colourful place full of different aromas and spices for anyone wishing to catch a glimpse of the local population of the city and dive into the regional authentic atmosphere. Another out of the beaten track attraction is the slightly haunting yet interesting Museum for the Memory of Ustica, dedicated to the fateful Ustica Disaster. In 1980 a Douglas DC-9 carrying 81 passengers was heading to Palermo before it was torn into pieces and fatally crashed. The disaster is still a mystery and, though the Museum depicts a tragedy, it is tastefully designed so as to pay tribute to the victims.
Of course, after exploring the Italian city, you deserve an easy escape to the beautiful countryside. Book a private transfer to get just outside Bologna, to the Monte della Guardia, a forested hill on the south of the city, which reaches a height of approximately 300m. You can hike up to the top and admire the view but also visit the Santuario della Madonna di San Luca, one of the oldest churches in Bologna. With a Baroque design, the Sanctuary built in 1194 offers fantastic frescos and the icon of Virgin Mary, who was allegedly painted by Luke the Evangelist.
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Common transfer routes from Bologna Guglielmo Marconi International Airport
Some of the most frequent Taxi Mover routes from Bologna International Airport are to:
- Bologna city centre
- Piazza Maggiore
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Popular Bologna airport transfer destinations
- Bologna City Centre, 30 minutes
- Modena, 40 minutes
- Maranello, 50 minutes
- Country code: IT
- Language: Italy
- Calling code: +39
- Population : 388, 367 thousands
- Currency: Euro
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