Archiginnasio of Bologna

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  • Bologna Theme Tour: the Oldest University in Europe

    1. Bologna Theme Tour: the Oldest University in Europe

    Take advange of this tour lead by an expert guide to visit one of the most beautiful (and rich in history) cities in all of Italy. This is not a common tour though, but a particular theme tour to discover the history of Bologna as the city where the first university of Europe was built. Bologna’s “Studium” or University was founded during the 11th century, being indeed the first university in Europe. You will see the monuments of the most illustrious professors of the Middle ages in Piazza S. Domenico and at the Museo Medievale (with their vivid bas-reliefs showing the professor teaching an audience of students). You'll also walk to The Archiginnasio Palace, the Renaissance Palazzo seat of the schools from the 16th to the 19th century, and its 17th Century Anatomy Theater decorated with wooden sculptures related to Medicine.

    Our tour guide Laura was very knowledgeable, friendly and passionate about the history of Bologna and the churches and university buildings we visited. A particular highlight was the medical amphitheatre at the university. I highly recommend this your for anyone interested in exploring Bologna’s historical centre.

  • Private Bologna Tour: Piazza Maggiore to Due Torri

    2. 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.

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What people are saying about Archiginnasio of Bologna

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 12 reviews

Our tour guide Laura was very knowledgeable, friendly and passionate about the history of Bologna and the churches and university buildings we visited. A particular highlight was the medical amphitheatre at the university. I highly recommend this your for anyone interested in exploring Bologna’s historical centre.

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...

Enjoyed Bologna with Ilaria as our lovely guide

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