Istanbul (IST) to Bologna (BLQ)
Together with our global network, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines offers flights to Bologna, serving Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport (BLQ). With our award-winning punctuality and 24/7 service on social media, you can always rely on us.
Top Bologna attractions
- Santo Stefano: the most unusual basilica in Bologna, consisting of 7 churches.
- Piazza Maggiore: the central square, with a distinct 15th-century style.
- Basilica di San Petronio: the main church, which was restored in neo-Gothic style in 1865.
- Towers of Bologna (Torri degli Asinelli e Garisenda): a group of medieval structures which serve as landmarks in the city.
- The University of Bologna: the oldest university in continuous operation.
A city of 2 halves, Bologna mixes modern sophistication with age-old charm. Featuring the world’s oldest university and many other architectural wonders, the city is steeped in history. Sample the delicious Italian cuisine that Bologna is renowned for, or take your pick from the array of shows that "Bologna dei Teatri" (Bologna of the Theatres) has to offer. The city has been declared both a European Capital of Culture and a UNESCO "city of music" in the past, so book your flight to Bologna with us today! If you need even more convincing, we have an in-depth and inspirational Bologna travel guide on our website, so head on over there now.
What’s the best way to get around Bologna?
Bologna Centrale railway station serves 58 million passengers annually, connecting Bologna to other major cities in Italy, including Milan, Venice, Florence and Rome. Within the city, a network of trams and buses, including trolleybus lines, is available. If you fancy renting a car to explore the city and beyond, you’ll find several car rental companies at Bologna Airport.
What’s the weather in Bologna?
Bologna is in the centre of the Italian peninsula, so you will generally find cooler winters and warmer summers here than in most other Italian cities. The average temperature in the coldest month of January is 3°C (37°F), so wrap up warm. If you’re a sun worshipper, aim to arrive in Bologna between May and September, when temperatures generally reach a toasty 23-30°C (73-86°F). But bring an umbrella too because, even though it’s warm, April to October are also the wettest months!