7 Best Instagrammable Spots In Bologna

The 7 Most Instagrammable Spots In Bologna

The historic capital of the Emilia-Romagna region, in northern Italy, Bologna is a Medieval city with ancient streets to explore, and incredible views from the city’s tower. Lively bars and cafes line the streets and the graffiti-covered piazzas add a bit of edge.

As it’s such a beautiful place, we wanted to discover the 7 best places to get an Instagram shot for that perfect travel photo. Get the camera out for these photogenic places…

Bologna Instagram Spots

1. Quadrilatero

Thin narrow streets close to the centre of the city that are perfect for walking along; enjoying the food and smells coming out of the restaurants, as well as Italians of all ages enjoying their espresso or gelato. This is life as it should be.


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2. Due Torri

Two huge leaning towers in the centre of Bologna. You can either take a picture from ground level or book in advance and get a ticket, which will allow you to climb the towers and have one of the most spectacular views of the city (although do check as they have been having renovation work on a regular basis of late).


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3. Piazza Maggiore

Nothing brings more pleasure than sitting in an Italian square people watching and enjoying the sun on your back. Few squares are as pretty as this one in the heart of Bologna and you’ll find ample spots for great photos.


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4. Trattoria Collegio Di Spagna

Bolognese pasta is one of the best known dishes in the world and when in its birthplace you simply have to try it. There’s so many options in Bologna, and opinion will be split on where to eat the best one but this trattoria is not to be missed.


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5. Piazza Santo Stefano

This open space is a joy during the day but the covered walkways around the sides are what make this such a great place for a truly unique Bologna Instagram shot. Take your photos at dusk for the best light.


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6. Palazzo della Mercanzia

You’ll be jostling for position if you want to one of the incredible Instagram spots all to yourself, but get here early enough and you’ll get yourself a truly unique snap.


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7. San Luca Church

Overlooking the city you’ll find one of the prettiest churches you’ll ever come across. It changes colours depending on the light and is best seen at sunset, when it turns all shades of pink.


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Once you’ve finished in Bologna you might want to take a trip over to see the most Instagrammable spots in either Florence or Milan.

Sarah Clayton-Lea

Co-founder of Big 7 Travel, Sarah created the company through her passion for championing the world's best food and travel experiences. Before her career in digital media, where she previously held roles such as Editor of Food&Wine Ireland, Sarah worked in the hospitality industry in Dublin and New York.

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