When people think about what Bologna is known for, most people immediately think about the food. You’ll be able to spend hours wandering the streets exploring Bologna through its food and wine. But, what most visitors don’t know is that there are also loads of fun and free things to do in Bologna too.
After all, Bologna is a beautiful city, filled with amazing architecture, making it feel more like an outdoor museum. Some of the city’s most fun and free attractions will take you further afield, away from Piazza Maggiore so get ready to explore off the beaten path. Not only are these free Bologna attractions a great and cheap way to fill the day, but by exploring away from the city center they are a more sustainable way to explore the city.