Bologna becomes the tea capital of Italy with the IN•TÈ Festival.

Always on-trend, Bologna is no fashion victim, preferring to put its own spin on things, making it the perfect city for the first Italian festival dedicated entirely to tea..

When and where

From 1-3 March 2019 in the splendid Palazzo Pallavicini (via San Felice 24) in Bologna, visitors can discover tea in all its forms.


Colours, aromas, ceremonies, tales, works inspired by this fascinating drink, second only to water in terms of popularity.

What is about the Italian Tea Festival?

Three days of tastings, gatherings, workshops and tea ceremonies, new ways of bringing people together and new experiences, all inspired by the amber drink and the world that surrounds it.

How much does it cost?

Admission is free.

Only a few events (tea ceremonies, workshops…) are paid and by reservation.

How to get here

Bologna is easy to reach by various modes of transport and from several cities within Italian and abroad.

Once you get here, Bologna is served by an excellent trolleybus service, operated by ATC.

By car

Bologna is connected to Naples, Rome, Florence and Milan via the A1 motorway.
For those coming from Venice, Padua and Ferrara, take the A13 motorway.
The A14 connects Bologna to the Adriatic Coast – Taranto, Pescara, Ancora, Rimini.

By train

Bologna station is the fifth major railway hub in Italy. It can be easily reached both by regional trains, Intercity, Frecciabianca and high speed trains, whether Trenitalia or Italo.

Palazzo Pallavicini is 20 minutes walk from Bologna Station.

By plane

Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport is 6 km from Bologna, served by national and low cost airlines.

The Aerobus shuttle service can take you from the airport to the city centre (the Mille stop or Central Station) in about 20 minutes. The first service from the airport is at 5:30, and the last is at 00:15, while service from Bologna Central Station starts at 5:00 and ends at 23:35. The shuttles are scheduled to depart every 11 minutes.

From the airport you can also reach the city centre by taxi. The average cost of the trip is €15 on weekdays (+ €0.50 per suitcase) and €18 on public holidays or at night (+ € 0.50 per suitcase).


In•Tè Bologna Tea Festival has an agreement with the following hotels:

Hotel Donatello ***

Via Indipendenza, 65
40121 Bologna
Tel. (+39) 051 248174

10% discount by booking directly to the hotel by email or telephone.

AM Hotels Group Bologna

BuonHotel ***

via degli Usberti, 4

Residence due torri

via degli Usberti, 6

Residence fiera


10% discount by booking on the website and entering the promo code 201182 or writing to 

Hotel Touring***

Via De’ Mattuiani, 1/2 40124 Bologna
Tel. (+39) 051 584305

10% discount by booking directly to the hotel by email or telephone.

Hotel Accademia***

Via Belle Arti, 6 40126 Bologna

5% discount by booking directly to the hotel by email or telephone.

Gruppo UNA hotels

UNAHOTELS Bologna Centro


Room dus € 101,00
Dobble room € 111,00

UNAHOTELS BolognaFiera


Room dus € 70,00
Dobble room € 85,00



Room dus € 70,00
Dobble room € 80,00

UNAWAY Congress Hotel Bologna San Lazzaro


Room dus € 59,00
Dobble room € 63,00

Rates valid for bookings made directly telephone 02 69 82 69 82 or by mail to with mention to In Tè Festival 2019

Best Western Plus Tower Hotel****

Smart Double Room (1 person) € 90,00
Smart Double Room € 98,00

Prices include 10% vat and breakfast.

City tax (up to € 4) NOT included

Room can be cancelled up to 7 days before arrival without any penalty and payment is made at check out after sending a credit card as a guarantee.

Requests should be sent directly to: referring to the name of the event.

Grand Hotel Majestic “già Baglioni”*****L

Via dell’indipendenza 8, 40121 Bologna
Tel. (+39) 051 225445

Rates valid for bookings made directly by mail or telephone for the nights of February 28, 1, 2, March 3, 2019 referring to “In Tea, Tea Festival”

Tariffe hotel Baglioni in occasione di In Tè Bologna Tè Festival

Prices include:

  • Breakfast
  • Service
  • 10% vat

City tax NOT included

Other included facilities:

  • Wifi
  • Business Center
  • Wellness and Fitness Area

Hotel Corona d’oro****S

Via Oberdan 12, 40126 Bologna

15% discount on the best available online rate at the time of booking. Further discounted rates are excluded from the agreement.

For information and reservations: write to or call 051 7457611

Services included:

  • a rich breakfast buffet
  • authorized access to our guests by car to the Ztl area
  • free wifi
  • free use of bicycles

Cancellation policy: within 72 hours from the date of arrival (except for periods of fair and high turnout)

Late cancellation, no show and early departure: in case of no-show or early departure the Hotel reserves the right to charge a penalty equal to the entire stay.

Method of payment and guarantee: communication of a credit card to guarantee each reservation. Payment to be agreed upon booking.

Validity: the above conditions are reserved for the individual market and are not valid for groups.

Living Place Hotel****

Via Properzia dè Rossi, 40138 Bologna
Tel. 051 60091

Rate per room per night including breakfast:
€ 65.00 Double room for single use
€ 75.00 Double or twin room

Rates valid only for direct bookings that will be sent by mail or telephone

Hotel Internazionale****

Via Indipendenza, 60

Tel. 051 245544

Double room for single use € 114 + city tax € 4,00 per room, per night;
Double room € 144 + city tax € 6,00 per room, per night

Prices include: buffet breakfast, 10% VAT and free wifi

Prices depending on availability

Info and booking: referring to the festival

Royal Hotel Carlton****

Via Montebello, 8

Tel. 051 249361

Double room for single use € 124 + city tax € 4,00 per room, per night;
Double room € 154 + city tax € 6,00 per room, per night

Price include: buffet breakfast, 10% VAT and free wifi

Prices depending on availability

Info and booking: