A lovely respite from the city streets, with some cool open-air markets, to boot
Bologna's top green space
Near the well-known Stazione Centrale railway station, the Parco della Montagnola is one of Bologna's few large green spaces, an oasis amid the clamour of the city, greatly appreciated by locals who come here to eat their lunches on sunny days, or just have a bit of a respite on the grass. One of its highlights is a statue of Venus over its main fountain, reached via an impressive marble staircase. Fridays and Saturdays there's an open-air market here, and various events take place throughout the year - especially during the month of August.