Rome may be renowned for its historical sights, culture and out of this world cuisine, but Bologna, which has stayed off the tourist track, is a strong contender ― especially if you’re a food fan. You could spend forever perusing the restaurants – from high end to cheap local haunts ― as well as exploring the city’s religious architecture and cultural events. Booking.com travelers endorsed Bologna for its food, culture and architecture, while the top types of accommodation are hotels, bed and breakfasts and apartments. In 2016, the three nations that sent the most visitors to Bologna were the U.K., Spain and Germany.
Where to stay: Apartments Centre Bologna offers self-catering accommodation right in the centre of town, close to the Piazza Maggiore and Via Zamboni. These stylish and modern apartments can sleep up to four people and serve as a great base for exploring the city.