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Bologna Convention Bureau opens you the city's doors

Bologna Convention Bureau promotes the destination in the MICE market and facilitates the organization of national and international conferences and events. 

It represents more than 80 operators including convention centers, hotels, historic residences, unconventional venues, PCOs, event agencies and service providers and it is the ideal intermediary to learn about all the opportunities offered by the destination Bologna.

Our services

  • Event feasibility study: selection of the best offer in the area, research of the most appropriate venue, services and organizational solutions and assistance in requesting quotes
  • Preparation of bid book and assistance in the realization of candidacies for national and international congresses
  • Organization of inspections and trips dedicated to the presentation of the candidacy with logistical and economic support
  • Definition of hotel allotment and support in managing logistics and transportation for the event
  • Support for the marketing and communication of the event
  • Contact and involvement of local institutions
  • Support in organizing social programs, tourist activities, pre- and post-congress tours
  • Info desk information and tourist materials about the city, featuring Bologna Congress Card and the webapp MyBologna

Why organize your event in Bologna?

Capital of Emilia-Romagna, one of the 50 richest and most developed regions in the EU, Bologna is a city with a great historical tradition that looks to the future. 

Bologna is home to the Alma Mater Studiorum, the oldest university in the Western world, and high quality health institutions and it is located in the district of the most famous factories of Italian high craftsmanship and Made in Italy, such as Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati and Ducati. 

The city has won the title of Italian city with the best quality of life several times over the years (last time in 2020, Sole24Ore ranking), partly due to its convenient quality/cost of living ratio. Bologna also stands out for its internationally renowned culinary tradition. 

In 2021, Bologna's Porticoes, characteristic of its vast medieval area, were made a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a recognition that has helped boost the city's prestige.

The presence of a Convention Bureau opens the city's doors to event promoters and organizers and assists them at every stage of acquiring, planning and organizing an event.

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Why Bologna

  • Strategic Location

    It is easy to get to Bologna by any means of transportation from Italy and Europe: plane, train and car. In the historic center, many distances can be covered on foot, and an efficient public transportation system provides quick access to every part of the city

  • Spaces and services for events offered

    Bologna ranks in the TOP5 among the best destinations in Italy for number of international events. Rich in venues of different types characterized by uniqueness and strong integration with the city, it is characterized by its versatility

  • Culture, history and hospitality

    Home to Europe's oldest university, Bologna is a city of art and culture, with its vast medieval center and more than 50 museums with a rich historical and artistic heritage. Characterized by a welcoming spirit, it features an unparalleled culinary tradition, pride of the residents of the city

  • Bologna Welcomes Events

    The Municipality of Bologna has created a fund dedicated to the MICE sector: this is an incentive plan aimed at stimulating the organization of major events in Bologna, involving highly qualified territorial operators. The fund is €500,000 per year for the years 2023-25

Our numbers

  • 150+
    Different types of event venues
  • 13.000
    Hotel rooms
  • 100+
    Air connections
  • 13.500
    Events per year
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Event venues

Signature activities

  • Ferrari Experience with Lunch

    Experience a full day in contact with the Myth. An incredible tour that will immerse you in the Ferrari world and uncover the history of one of the most coveted luxury cars.

    A dive into the history of the Prancing Horse from its creation, continuing with its evolution to the present day. The Ferrari Full Day is the perfect tour for motor enthusiasts and anyone who wants to find out more about the man who changed automotive history forever.

  • Le due Torri – Book your visit to the Asinelli Tower

    Visit the Asinelli Tower, the taller of Bologna's two iconic towers: 97.20 meters with a tilt of 1.3°. The view you will enjoy from the top of the Asinelli is breathtaking, especially at sunset time, but what will make the difference is the climb to this unique and unforgettable experience.

  • Vespa tours in the hills of Bologna

    The historic center of Bologna is surrounded to the west by a belt of gentle hills, a perfect destination for trips into the green for city dwellers. The hills of Bologna are dotted with parks and must-see points of interest, which we want to show you with this guided tour. 

    The starting point of the tour is in the heart of Bologna. Climbing aboard a Vespa 50 special or 125, depending on your preference, we will embark on our journey around the hills.



  • Main Airports

    • International Airport "Guglielmo Marconi" (BLQ)

    10 km from the city centre

  • Train stations

    • Bologna Centrale FS

    10 km from the city centre

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