Bologna, Italy, occupies a strategic location in the middle of the country, with easy connections by road and rail to the industrial centers of Northern Italy and the cultural and political hubs of Florence and Rome. An economic power in its own right, Bologna has a population of about 387,000, making it Italy’s seventh-largest city. The broader Bologna metropolitan area is home to about 1 million people.
Education is one of the leading industries in Bologna. The University of Bologna, founded over a thousand years ago, is one Europe’s oldest with an enrolled population of 84,000 students. Other significant industries in Bologna include textiles, auto manufacturing, insurance, and agricultural and food products. Industry and consumption drive demand for logistics and distribution real estate in the Bologna region.
Bologna is an important regional and European transportation and distribution hub. Highways, high-speed rail and freight rail connect Bologna to key Italian population centers. The Guglielmo Marconi International Airport ranks fifth among Italian airports in number of passengers handled each year.
Prologis operates industrial properties and warehouses in the Bologna area.