HC3 Hotel in Bologna


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Tips on how to get the best out of Emilia-Romagna's regional capital

Out for a walk or stroll about town? Then, as a pedestrian, Bologna's sure not to let you down. It in fact boasts no less than forty kilometres of covered walkways called "porticos" (arcades). The most picturesque may be admired in the alleys around the Two Towers (Due Torri). Incidentally, the visitor with energy to spare may make it up to the top of the taller tower, the so-called Torre degli Asinelli. It's a long and steep climb but the view from up top is well worth the effort.

Night-life in Bologna is equally sure not to let the visitor down. There's no shortage of entertainment and attractions in this fun-loving city. There are lots of shows, concerts, plays, movies, amusements, fun and games in the many venues given over to leisure-time activities to keep night owls happily busy all night long. When in season, you can be sure the Municipal Theatre , a veritable temple of the opera, will have some memorable work with a world-renowned cast billed.

For motoring enthusiasts or nature lovers, a ten-minute drive is all it takes to get away from it all up into the lovely, green and peaceful hills that overlook the city.

Whatever your choice, Bologna's definitely geared not to let the visitor down. With its great range of leisure options available for all tastes, a weekend in Bologna is sure to be a memorable experience. To plan your itinerary and programme, a browse through the menu at www.itineraribologna.it is strongly recommended.


The city of Bologna is pleased to invite you to "Bologna, an excursion inside town", four car-free Sundays with plenty of events for children and adults; performances, guided tours, street performers, market stalls, raft routes right in the heart of the city. The events will occur on 31st January, 14th February, 28th February and 21st March. Can't miss them!

download complete programme for Sunday, 28th February


BO-Stick, i 100 misteri di BolognaHC3 Hotel has sponsored the publication of BO-Stick by Gabriele Cremonini. This precious and unique booklet is far from your run-of-the-mill, sight-seeing tourist guide of Bologna. Its suggestions for discovering the capital of the Emilia-Romagna Region are emotional itineraries, with descriptions of secret and mysterious corners of the city, unknown even to many of its inhabitants.

HC Hotel is pleased and proud to be able to offer its incoming guests a courtesy copy of BO-Stick as part of its warm welcome to the traveller intending to visit the city.

find out more about the BO-Stick guide


Guida Bologna straordinaria"Extraordinary Bologna" is yet another non-standard guide for discovering Bologna and its vibrant vitality. The city's many off-the-beaten-track restaurants and eateries, hotels and guesthouses, stores and high-quality crafts and leatherwear shops, ice-cream and chocolate parlours and the like are all amply accounted for and well described in this useful guide. HC3 is happy to make "Extraordinary Bologna" available to its discerning guests to help them find their way around the city and discover for themselves popular and stimulating venues that can be easily missed because generally overlooked by standard guides.

HC3 Hotel on "Extraordinary Bologna"



The Broker di J. Grisham ambientato a BolognaBologna's undeniable charm and no less captivating sense of mystery has managed to seduce the world famous American novelist John Grisham. After visiting the city and coming back for more twice, he chose it as the setting for his most recent novel, The Broker. After all, what better place to have the novel's main character - a hard-pressed fugitive looking for a secure haven to escape to - end up in than Bologna? "As soon as I saw it, I knew Bologna was the perfect place for someone wanting to go under cover." That's why, Grisham explains, he has his corrupt broker, on the run from secret agents and a morally depraved past, hide out in Bologna.

The Italian translation was launched by the author in the local University's Main Hall, a guest of the University's Chancellor, Professor Pier Ugo Calzolari, and of the then town Mayor, Sergio Cofferati. On the occasion Grisham was also awarded the so-called "Turrita d'Argento", a special prize reserved by the Municipality for personalities who are not citizens of Bologna but who have significantly contributed to its fame and popularity.




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Hotel new, quite comfortable and beautiful. Really a pleased place to spend good nights.The Bathroom is impeccable, as well as the cleaning of the room. There is nothing to depreciate this hotel. Really the most modern hotel than I was in my trip to Italy, feather could not be more nights for there.I cannot only evaluate the location of the hotel, because I arrived with a rent car at night and we left soon in the morning. To arrive with the car on the hotel, it was relatively easy, because there is one of the exits of the road ring that outlines Bologna, with the same name of the indication of the hotel address

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