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Bologna, Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport (BLQ), Italy

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    There is a wide range of facilities for disabled passengers, including disabled toilets, ramps and reserved parking spaces. Help telephones at various points within the Main Terminal can be used to request wheelchairs or airport operator assistance. Oxygen therapy apparatus, stretchers, and a specially-adapted waiting room are also available.

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    There is a full-service bank on the first floor and ATMs and bureaux de change throughout the Main Terminal.


    A small selection of snack bars and cafés can be found in the Main Terminal. There is also a wine bar on the first floor and a self-serve restaurant on the second floor.


    Various shops – including duty-free outlets, newsagents and tobacconists, shoe and clothes boutiques, a leather goods and accessories shop, and an establishment selling regional food items – are located in the Main Terminal.


    The lost property office (tel: 051 647 9664 or 2076) is located on the ground floor of the Main Terminal.


    Baby changing facilities are available in all ladies’ toilets. There is a children’s play area in the self-service restaurant area on the second floor of the Main Terminal, which features cartoon films and a special menu.

    Conference & Business

    The Marconi Business Lounge (tel: 051 647 9616) provides a fully equipped office area with audiovisual aids, printing and photocopying services, and Wi-Fi and broadband internet access. In addition, there are meeting rooms and a conference room for up to 99 people.

    Meeting space is also available at the Sheraton Bologna Hotel and Conference Centre nearby (tel: 051 400 056;

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    Airport code: BLQ

    Number of Terminals: 2


    There are two information desks located in the departures area of the Main Terminal. A telephone information service (tel: 05164 79615) is also available from 0500 to midnight. In addition, there is a flight information board in Departures and numerous screens providing flight information throughout the airport.

    Tourist information is available from a counter in the arrivals area of the Main Terminal; staff here can provide information on hotels, restaurants, events and city attractions.

    Transfer between Terminals

    The Main Terminal and East Terminal are linked by the BLQ Express shuttle train. Alternatively, there is a pathway between the two buildings, which takes eight minutes. Passengers of certain airlines should check in at the East Terminal and then head to the Main Terminal for their departure.

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    Hotels in Bologna


    Refreshingly light of big-chain properties and luxury towers, Bologna’s hotels tend towards refurbished old houses, many dating back hundreds of years.

    There are more modern establishments outside the city walls, but the historical centre is where you should be.


    Via Quattro Novembre 10
    40126 Bologna
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    Category: Expensive

    Next to Piazza Maggiore, the glamorous Orologio offers classic-style luxury.

    Hotel dei Commercianti

    Via de’ Pignattari 11
    40124 Bologna
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    Category: Expensive

    In a 12th-century palazzo, Commercianti provides accommodation with medieval chic.


    Via Indipendenza 60
    40121 Bologna
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    Category: Moderate

    On Bologna’s central thoroughfare, Internazionale is a large, comfortable property.


    Via Mentana 7
    40126 Bologna
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    Category: Cheap

    This simple, friendly guesthouse-style property enjoys a great central location.