Cersaie in Bologna: apartments and useful info for getting around the city

Cersaie is one of the most important EXPO to interest Bologna and is about to return to the city, one of the main international events about ceramics for architecture and bathroom furnishings.

An event for industry professionals and lovers of design and furniture, building architecture and art are intertwined.

Traveling to Bologna for Cersaie and looking for directions on how to get around the city?

Want to make sure you have the best price for your stay? Then keep reading…

Moving from the Bologna expo?

Here is some useful info for your professional trip to Bologna and about the area of the fair.

The best restaurants near the fair:

Il Cambio, Via Stalingrado 150

Slightly farther from the center than the sphere, in the direction of Ferrara. A restaurant that mixes tradition and refinement, of a high level compared to the traditional Bolognese cuisine by its simple nature.

Trattoria di Via Serra, Via Serra 9

In the heart of Bolognina, a popular district of Bologna that hides pearls like this restaurant, one of its best expressions in the city of the Bolognese and Emiliana tradition, more “hand” than the first.

Getting around the center and ZTL areas

If you move by car and want to enter the old town, know that here the traffic is severely limited and can be accessed only by paying an occasional ticket, There are also sub-zones where even with this ticket you will never be able to access without running the risk of sanctions.

Tickets for occasional access to the main ZTL area are digital only and can be purchased at this address.


If you enter the center without having paid the ZTL the only way to avoid the fine is to park in a private garage within the restricted tunnel area.

Here ask for more details from the staff of the parking. They will communicate your license plate to the city council so that you are not charged the penalty, in fact paying the private parking justifies your entry into the ZTL area.

Car parks:

If you prefer to avoid all these complicated stories the most convenient and convenient parking spaces to move towards the center are these:

South Zone/Railway Station:

Parking P1 of the central station, Via Matteotti 5

North Area/ Court and hills:

Parking Staveco, Viale Enrico Panzacchi, 10.

Historical Center:

Parking 8 August, Piazza 8 August

(despite being an underground multi-storey with hundreds of places, given its convenience, often on weekends can be full).

Shopping malls near the Fair

Meraville Shopping Park, Viale Tito Carnacini, 57

Where you can find a wide selection of shops open every day including a supermarket, several shoe and clothing stores, technology sports and household items.

Tourist attractions:

Not sure what to do on your day off in Bologna?

We advise you to start from Piazza Maggiore, where you will also find the ufci of Welcome Bologna, the local tourism agency, where you will find tours and excursions to discover the city.

The city many attractions in particular you should not miss its most particular churches:

San Petronio, the symbol basilica of the city.

Santa Maria della Vita and San Bartolomeo, main examples of the Bolognese Baroque.

The church of Santo Stefano, an architectural complex called of the 7 churches full of suggestions framed by one of the squares symbol of the city.

And if you’re looking for an apartment for Cersaie…

…you are in the right place, in fact we manage dozens of apartments in the municipality of Bologna with different levels of comfort, luxury, size and capacity.

We have apartments suitable for individuals and others for groups who want to stay in the same apartment or complex.

If you want to have the best price we recommend you contact us directly at the email: info@getthekey.co

Or at the number:

+39 345 0660 647

also Whatsapp

Contacting facilities and facility managers like us directly is the only way to get some interesting discount in high demand periods like these.

Especially if you move early.

Otherwise you will be forced to pay the maximum price for a service that at other times of the year you could have less and this applies to all facilities.

Cersaie for us: an opportunity to help customers

Clearly we want to fdelizzare customers who choose us and we want them to decide to return to us, especially customers of greater value as those of such a special period.

For this reason we are committed to contacting the customers we have had in this period of the past years to invite them to come back with special conditions compared to those they might find on the most popular booking channels.

The Fair and the city

It is not the only occasion of the year in which the Fair brings major international events that have an impact comparable to Cersaie, also the COSMOPROF Worldwide Bologna and EIMA have a significant impact on the economy of the city.

We speak of minor spheres compared to those that are events of great importance worldwide, we must take into account that the Bologna Fair is the third largest in Italy after Milan (which has the largest hub in Europe) and Rome.

A hub that therefore has a great impact on the Emilian area and on the economic fabric of the city of Bologna and that in moments of peak hard to digest the fussis that derive, an indigestion that affects the entire hotel flier.

For this reason I recommend that you book a solution as soon as possible, because literally the city for the days of Cersaie will be all booked up and if you search at the last minute you may not find an apartment or a room that suits your needs.

Certainly you would not find them in good condition, so write us immediately with your request for this period at:


Or at the number:

39 345 0660 647