Spring is one of the most beautiful times to visit Bologna. Temperatures are warmer but a lot drier than the winter months. You can expect temperatures in Bologna to range between 10-25C although warmer weather is not uncommon. You won’t have to worry about the rain, although there are lots of things to do in the city even on rainy days. Spring is a fantastic time to go for walks in the hills that surround Bologna, you’ll be surrounded by flowers in bloom, lush greenery, and cherry season.
Whether you’re planning to visit Bologna in April, May, or June you can expect explosions of color at the beautiful gardens and parks and an array of things to do and see. Read on to discover the best things to do in spring in Bologna, during the months of April, May, and June.
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In April the Bologna Children’s Book Fair is on, it’s one of the world’s leading events about the children's publishing industry that takes place at BolognaFiere (Bologna's trading center). Publishers, illustrators, graphic designers, literary agents, authors, translators, and more meet in Bologna to show their works and find business opportunities across six halls.
You don't need to have kids to enjoy the book fair, in fact, it’s not an activity for kids, it’s a cultural book show with an international business forum. But if you’re not in the business it's even better because you can spend hours browsing books of hidden publishers, cherishing exotic illustrations or just wandering around the halls.
If you’re looking for something to do with the whole family then explore the Sala Borsa Library or the other children's libraries where you can find exhibitions and events dedicated to people of all ages.
If you’re planning to visit in May then be sure not to miss one of the biggest events of the year. The Di Verde in Verde takes place over one weekend each year. In 2022 Diverdeinverde is going to open the gates and doors of more than 50 private and secret gardens from the afternoon of Friday, 20 May until the evening of Sunday, 22 May 2022.
Whether you’re an avid gardener or just simply want to take time to smell the flowers, this is one of the best things to do in spring in Bologna. This event offers visitors the chance to explore the hidden gems in the city center and the parks in the foothills and surrounding plains.
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On the 2nd of June, it’s a public holiday in Italy so most of the shops, markets, and restaurants are closed but later in the month is the Biografilm Festival. This is an international documentary movie festival that offers lots of previews and food-related events inside Parco del Cavaticcio.
The 18th addition takes place from the 10th to the 20th of June 2022. A series of concerts are also held during the Biografilm Festival and it plays host to important names that are part of the international avant-garde and of the Italian new rock and hip-hop scene. It’s the perfect place to immerse yourself in Bologna’s cultural scene.
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