Destination of the Month: Bologna

The university town Bologna in the north of Italy is capital city of the province Bologna and of the Emilia-Romagna region. Thanks to its wonderful and well preserved old town with a huge number of medieval towers as well as fascinating churches, squares and palaces, Bologna was chosen as European Capital of Culture in 2000. With the popular “Università di Bologna”, the city is home of Europe’s oldest university, which was built in 1088 and is popular with students from all over the world until now. Moreover, Bologna is well known for its delicious specialties like Tortellini or Mortadella.

Also concerning the economy, Bologna plays an important role within Italy, especially in the automotive and motor sports industry. The sports car producer Maserati for instance was originally established in Bologna and the famous motor bike producer Ducati Motor Holding is located in Bologna as well. In addition to this, especially the huge number of different international exhibitions that take places in Bologna every year makes Bologna to a very interesting destination for companies of any kind. Apart from exhibitions like the Arte Fiera, an international exhibition for contemporary art, you find for example also a huge variety of trade fairs concerning the field of technics, such as the Motor Show Bologna – an international exhibition for vehicles and motor bikes with participants like Ferrari, Nissan or Red Bull – or the SAIE, an international exhibition for construction.

Also for activities like business or customer events, Bologna offers a great number of attractive locations. For this, especially Palazzo Montanari is highly recommendable. It was built in the beginning of the 16th century and is located right in the heart of Bologna’s beautiful city center. With an amazing façade and a beautiful interior such as the staircase, the elegant rooms on the main floor and the two wonderful galleries, it is an absolutely unique and exclusive location in Bologna. Be it a business event, a customer event or an elegant gala dinner – Palazzo Montanari offers a very elegant plenary room, which provides space for up to 350 people, as well as beautiful event and banquet rooms and is therefore perfectly suited for exclusive first class events in Bologna.