Cersaieis the foremost international event for designers of ceramic and other surface coverings and bathroom furnishings. The show’s importance is demonstrated by the presence of more than 112,000 attendees, half of whom are international visitors from all over the world. From September 23rd to the 27th, all roads lead to Bologna Fiere for the world of luxury bathroom inspiration. Since you’re going to this marvelous design event, you should know all the best things that the beautiful city of Bologna has to offer. Find out more about the best boutique hotels, Michelin star restaurants,luxury design stores, and historical landmarks that this beautiful Italian city has for you! Prepare your Bologna to stay for Cersaie and experience the incredible luxury lifestyle!
WHERE TO STAY
HOTEL CORONA D’ORO 1890
Overlooking one of the main streets in Bologna, thisboutique hotel is the perfect place to stay if you want to visit Bologna from the center to the historical traces of the past. The suites with flowered balconies and rooms immediately represent the best example of excellence in hospitality, uniqueness and the combination of tradition and functionality. TheArt Déco Terrace Suite stands out as the only room with a private panoramic terrace from which to enjoy one of the most beautiful views of the city.
MONRIF HOTELS – ROYAL HOTEL CARLTON
Centrally located in the city’s heart, the 4-starsluxury hoteloffer convenient locations together with some of the most elegant conference, dining and spa facilities in the city. This incredible place will give you a taste of the incredible luxury lifestyle with their incredible high-quality services.
Since 2015, the Art Hotel Commercianti boutique hotel became a member of the restricted circle of the 53 historical activities of Bologna. This incredible place is located in Via De ‘Pignattari, a quiet street that runs along the Basilica of San Petronio, in the heart of the historic center and in the pedestrian area.
WHERE TO EAT
Opened since 1983, this Michelin star restaurant is now run by the Mazzucchelli siblings Massimo and Aurora who fuse the restaurant’s tradition with the modern design of the restaurant’s interior and contemporary style of the cuisine. Make sure you get the opportunity to experience Aurora’s famous dishes like the stone cooked belly of lamb with peas and pecorino cheese, or the Tortelli with lavender Parmigiano Reggiano, nutmeg and almonds.
This Michelin star restaurant is considered one of the best restaurants in Bologna. Chef Agostino Iacobucci blends his own Mediterranean culinary influence with the flavors of traditional Emilian and Campanian cuisine in dishes such as seabass with fennel flavored by Pernod, baby vegetables and a tartlet of Gaeta olives.
Considered the best restaurant in Bologna since 1919, Pappagallo has become known for its traditional Bolognese cuisine as well as its atmospheric setting in a 14th-century building on Piazza Della Mercanzia. From traditional handmade Bolognese pasta dishes to hearty specialties such as roasted thigh of guinea-fowl with green herbs, and beef cheek and oxtail braised in Sangiovese wine, here you can taste the traditional Italian dishes that are a crowd favorite!
WHAT TO DO
Located right in the center of the city Piazza Maggiore serves as an important historical place. As the central square in Bologna, this incredible place is filled with important buildings including the Pallazo d’Accursio, the Palazzo del Podesta, the Basilica di San Petronio and the Palazzo Comunale. Here You can admire the fantastic architecture and visit the iconic palaces and basilica at any time of the day.
THE LEANING TOWERS OF BOLOGNA
When talking about the beauty of a leaning tower everyone recalls the architectural beauty of the leaning tower of Pisa. However, Bologna actually has a pair of leaning towers, called Asinelli and Garisenda, standing in the Piazza di Porta Ravegnana. These two tall towers that stand next to each other and are both named after important Italian families.
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