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Sunsets hitting rosy roofs, sparkling wine sipped in cafes and some of the very best pasta on the planet.
Where can you find all of these things in one spot? Beautiful Bologna, of course.
Considered to be the cuisine capital of Italy, Bologna boasts ancient food markets, winding Medieval streets and Europe’s oldest university. Plus it’s the home of spaghetti bolonaise (although it goes by another name there).
Appetite whetted for a weekend break in Northern Italy? Then read on…
Exciting weekend escape
Experience Bologna with this Big Deal on a three night, room only city break, flying out on a Friday from Edinburgh Airport.
You will be staying in the elegant, 4-star Grand Hotel Elite in a standard twin or double room. Prices are based on two people sharing.
Choose from the following travel dates:
25th October 2019
1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th November
6th, 13th December
10th, 17th, 24th, 31st January 2020
Smart 4-star hotel
A pleasant 20-minute stroll from Bologna centre, Grand Hotel Elite offers a sleek gourmet restaurant, lounge bar, tour desk, 24-hour reception, fitness centre and free WiFi for all guests.
Each of the comfy and elegant rooms is decorated in a retro-chic 70s style with individually controlled heating and air conditioning. Other features include an interactive TV with satellite channels and pay-per-view films.
You can also sample the large buffet breakfast selection for a supplement, payable directly to the hotel.
With its range of Medieval and Renaissance buildings, lively student population and atmospheric bars, Bologna is a buzzing Northern Italian city with plenty to explore.
Highlights include the Basilica di San Petronio, City Hall and Fountain of Neptune. After exploring, you can head to the colonnaded Piazza Maggior to sip a Pignoletto and listen to the street musicians.
Bologna is also a foodie capital of the world, so brace yourselves, pasta and cheese lovers…
Thinking of heading out on one of the December dates? Bologna has one of the oldest Christmas market traditions in Italy.
As well as viewing intricate nativity scenes crafted by local artisans, you can shop for Christmas decorations, handmade gifts and marzipan fruit sweets to take home (or just scoff on the plane).
This TripAdvisor reviewer enjoyed their recent stay at Grand Hotel Elite in Bologna:
‘This is an elegant and very comfortable hotel, within walking distance of the city centre. The staff are friendly and very helpful. The breakfast buffet is varied and excellent. There are many bus lines with stops near the hotel.’
On the hunt for phenomenal food, great bars and atmosphere in spades? Then a weekend break to Bologna is for you.
Flying out on a Friday from Edinburgh, you can enjoy a romantic weekend with the one you love from the comfy base of a smart four-star hotel.
So why not brighten up this autumn or winter with an extra special escape for two?