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Archiginnasio of Bologna

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Bologna: Audio-Guided Archiginnasio Visit with Food Tasting

1. Bologna: Audio-Guided Archiginnasio Visit with Food Tasting

The Archiginnasio is one of the most important palaces in Bologna. Located in the heart of the historic centre of the city, once the hearquarter of the ancient University, it is now the main library of Bologna. The Anatomical Theatre was the room used for the anatomy lectures held at the school of medicine. Scanning the QR code audio guide with your smartphone, you will discover the history of the oldest University in the world and the testimony of its long and important activity. At the end of the tour, you will be able to enjoy a taste of typical products in the city centre.

Bologna: City History Guided Walking Tour - Small Group

2. Bologna: City History Guided Walking Tour - Small Group

Travel back in time as you explore the history of Bologna on this guided walking tour. View attractions like Bologna University and the tombs of Glossatori. Stroll through squares like Palazzo della Mercanzia, Palazzo Poggi, and Verdi square. Be greeted by your guide and begin your walking tour through the city. Hear about the thousand-year-old history of the Studium. See the monumental tombs of Glossatori and see the oldest university in continuous operation in the world at Bologna University. Stroll the birthplace of Guglielmo Marconi, who was awarded with a Nobel Prize and was the father of the radio communication. Stop outside the Archiginnasio building which hosts the world's biggest coat of arms collection. View a monument to the scientist Luigi Galvani in Galvani Square. Pass through the of the Palazzo della Mercanzia where you can admire the Romanesque-Lombard style of the Loggia dei Mercanti.  Continue to Palazzo Poggi square. Finish your tour in Giuseppe Verdi square where you can see the Municipal Theatre and the Basilica of San Giacomo Maggiore.  Join this easy and relaxing guided walk to quickly retrace the history of the academic development of the city. Please note, total duration of the activity is between 1.30 and 2 hours

Private Bologna Tour: Piazza Maggiore to Due Torri

3. Private Bologna Tour: Piazza Maggiore to Due Torri

Book this private 2 or 3 hour tour and the operator will contact you to learn about your interests and preferences. You’ll be matched with a like-minded local, who will become your guide. You'll be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them. Keeping in mind your personal answers, a customized itinerary will be designed just for you. If during the tour you feel like changing direction, or your guide believes you might enjoy something in particular, changes to the itinerary are certainly possible. Discover amazing spots in Bologna that would be difficult to find without the help of a knowledgeable local. The day will revolve around your wishes so enjoy your private tour and let your local guide show you a Bologna you will love.

Bologna: Musical History Walking Tour in - Small Group

4. Bologna: Musical History Walking Tour in - Small Group

Join this walk to discover the relations between the city of Bologna and its influence on musical history within Europe. The journey will be marked by historical musical facts and tales about Bologna. Visit Piazza Rossini where the Giovan Battista Martini Conservatory lies. See Piazza Verdi and its City Theatre, Caratti Building, and Archiginnasio Building. You will also have the chance to admire the ancient organ within the stunning San Petronio Basilica. Finally, you will finish the tour at the Walk of Fame at Quadrilatero. Join this easy and relaxing guided walk to get the major highliths about Bologna and its music. Please note, total duration of the activity is between 1.30 and 2 hours

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What people are saying about Archiginnasio of Bologna

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 20 reviews

Interesting tour giving an overview of the city.

Gabriele is a local guide of the city with flexibility to accommodate our requests. Also a bit off the beaten path we got to know the special features of the city, architecture and churches.

Our guide Lorenza tolde us a lot about mindset and spirit of the city and the citizens. We saw all relevant places and got so many interesting input and information...

A really great city tour! Stella knows her way around and is very personable!! We would do it again anytime!

Enjoyed Bologna with Ilaria as our lovely guide

Excellent. Recommended as a way to have a local view of a beautiful city.

beautiful city. competent guide available prepared and simplistic