- Discover how certain Italian DOP products are made with Culinary Factory Tours www.culinary-factory-tours.com Open on Sundays.
- Learn Italian at ARCA, ask for Serena.
- Try Hot Yoga at www.bikramhotyogabologna.com. Native English speaker Fiona learned from Bikram himself! Open Sundays.
- Need a pedicure, manicure, waxing or massage? Try Beautiful Line and ask for Rossana, an Irish expat. via San Mamolo 1A, Bologna.
- Visit the Mercato dei Fiori in Piazza San Francesco every Tuesday morning (from 8-13hrs) to see and purchase flowers. Especially nice in the spring.
- Visit our Slow Food market in Piazzetta Pasolini. It is usually open every Saturday until end of May. Then for June, July and August it is open on Monday evenings. Beginning on May 7th, the Slow Food market will also be open Thursday evenings throughout the summer.
Everything closed on Sunday? Not really, here are some ideas:On the first Sunday of every month you can visit the Pinacoteca Nazionale on Via delle Belle Arti, 56 Bologna free of charge.
Antiques Fair in Piazza Santo Stefano (St. Stephan's Square) - the second weekend of every month. Free of charge.
Visit San Luca
Whether you wish to exercise or just sightsee, walking up to San Luca is a popular thing to do. Day or night, there is always a fair amount of people walking under the well light porticoes. On a clear day, you will get some impressive views of the city. To go on the walk, you can begin at Porta Saragozza and you walk all the way up. Some areas are steep but if you stop to rest, you will be fine. Bring water and anything else as there are no food rests or restrooms along the way. there is a restroom at the very top and there is a pizzeria (Vito's) just outside the realm of the Church. On your way back into town, stop at Sorbetteria Saragozza for wonderful gelato.
(Excerpt from Wikipedia) The Sanctuary of the Madonna of San Luca is a basilica church in northern Italy, in a forested hill some 300 metres above the plain, just south-west of the historical centre of the city.
While a road now leads up to the sanctuary, it is also possible to reach it along a (3.5 km) monumental roofed arcade. Portico di San Luca consisting of 666 arches, which was built in 1674-1793. It was meant to protect the icon as it was paraded up the hill. A yearly procession from the Cathedral of San Pietro in the centre of Bologna to the Sanctuary goes along this path. Originally the arches held icons or chapels erected by the patron family.
More things to do in Bologna
The Daily Mail - A Saucy weekend in Bologna
The Guardian - Where to eat in Bologna