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Is Bologna Tap Water Safe To Drink?

Yes! Generally Safe to Drink*

LAST UPDATED: 12:53 pm, April 8, 2021

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Can You Drink Tap Water in Bologna?

Yes, tap water is drinkable.

Tap Safe includes data from many publicly available sources, including the WHO (World Health Organization), CDC (Center for Disease Control), and user submitted databases, but unfortunately there's not enough data about Bologna.

To see user submitted ratings of the water quality for Italy, see the "User Submitted Ratings" box on this page.


There are many good reasons to find out more about the drinking water quality in Bologna, Italy. The Italian city is a major tourist attraction and home to many people from other countries, but also has some very poor drinking water supplies. It has been called one of the most contaminated places in Europe by the Environmental Protection Agency.

This is largely because of the way that the city of Bologna was laid out in the middle ages. When the town was first built on the site of a lake, there was a canal linking the lake to the city. This canal was also used as a waterway and was used for carrying salt water from the lakes and rivers to the town. As the years went by, this water became polluted with animal waste, along with human waste from all over the city.

Today, the water supply in the Bologna area is treated in order to make it usable again, and there are several sources of this treatment technology. All of the treatment plants are run by a lar

The estimated price of bottled water

$0.51 in USD (1.5-liter)


Bologna tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 29% Low
  • Water Pollution 26% Low
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 71% High
  • Water Quality 74% High

The above data is comprised of subjective, user submitted opinions about the water quality and pollution in Bologna, measured on a scale from 0% (lowest) to 100% (highest).

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Always take extra precautions, the water may be safe to drink when it leaves the sewage treatment plant but it may pick up pollutants during its way to your tap. We advise that you ask locals or hotel staff about the water quality. Also, note that different cities have different water mineral contents.

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