Please note that the hotel booking service through Bologna Welcome gives you access to a 10 to 15% discount on the cost of the room. It is necessary to provide the discount code VV23 at the time of booking. However, this opportunity will be available starting from October 2022. Before this date, in fact, hotels do not yet have the 2023 price list available.

If you want to book up to 5 rooms in the same hotel click on the button below:

If you want to book more than 5 rooms to host all the choir’s members in the same hotel, please contact us through:


For directions on how to reach Bologna from abroad: click here.

Bologna Welcome activated a collaboration with Trenitalia, Italo, KLM and Airfrance to offer the delegates of Various Voices 2023 special rates on tickets to and from Bologna for the period of the Festival.

To access the discounted rates, simply click on the following links:



Travel by FRECCE TRENITALIA or by IC trains and take advantage of special rates in 1st Business, 2nd Standard and Premium class. The promotion does not include regional trains.

Travel with ITALO and take advantage of special rates in 1st Class (the discount is applied to the Flex rate). The economy Low Cost promotional rates are excluded.

Check the offers to travel by train



Attractive discounts, up to -15%, on a wide range of public fares on all AIR FRANCE, KLM and their code-shared flights worldwide.

ID Code: 38887AF
Travel Valid Period: 07/06/2023 to 25/06/2023
Event location: BOLOGNA

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When in Bologna, you can explore and move in the city by:

  • buses – Bus tickets can be purchased on buses by paying in cash or with a credit card in the special issuing machines. Single tickets or city pass (ticket with 10 rides) can be also purchased in tobacconists, newsstands and TPER points. It is possible to download the MUVER app to get information on public transports in the city and buy tickets: download the app here.
  • bike-sharing – To cycle around the city, you can download the Mobike app.
  • car-sharing – To drive around the city, you can download either Corrente or Enjoy app.
  • taxi – Use the TaxiClick app, or check either or CoTaBo website or RadioTaxiCAT (+39 051 4590, also transport of non-folding wheelchairs for disabled).
  • cars with driver – refer to CosePuri



The Festival Opening Ceremony (14th June @DumBO), the Closing Ceremony (17th June @DumBO) and the Grand Gala in Piazza Maggiore (16th June) will be translated into LIS (Italian Sign Language).

Here is possible to find some useful information for delegates with disabilities who have just arrived in Bologna: how to move by bus and by train, where to eat, where to sleep, how to use public transportation.

It will be also possible to have suggestions on the accessible itineraries in the city regarded to BoforAll project, made by the Urban Innovation Foundation, download the audio guides and get inspired by the urban and green routes of Angolazioni Rotonde.

A city of food

Bologna is worldwide famous for its food and wine culture.

Tortellini, lasagna, tagliatelle are just some of the first courses appreciated everywhere. To find out where to taste Bolognese cuisine click here:

Join the fight against food waste and download the app Too Good To Go that allow users to buy unsold items at the end of the day at the stores participating in the initiative:


Bologna is a city with one of the largest historic centers in Italy and offers many interesting places to visit. It has a large green area in the south of the city (the hills of Bologna) where you can have outdoor experiences. But it is also a city famous for its openness to minority rights and the LGBTQ+ world. If you are interested in guided tours of the city click on the following links: