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Bologna: City Center Walking Tour

1. Bologna: City Center Walking Tour

Your tour starts from Piazza del Nettuno. You'll discover the Piazza Maggiore and the Basilica of San Petronio and the Meridian. Next visit the oldest library in the world and Piazza Santo Stefano, where you'll see the wonderful Basilica that overlooks the square. Then visit the Towers of Bologna, the Asinelli and the Garisenda, before you explore the historical market Quadrilatero to admire the historical shops and take in the scents of local food. Finally, visit Palazzo Re Enzo which overlooks the square and is the palace seat of the municipality.

Bologna: Private Walking Tour with a Guide

2. Bologna: Private Walking Tour with a Guide

Explore all the major highlights of the picturesque city of Bologna on a walking tour. See the stunning architecture and vibrant atmosphere of the city with an expert guide. Discover the central square of Bologna, the Piazza Maggiore with many medieval buildings surrounding it. Visit the iconic Basilica of San Petronio, Palazzo d'Accursio and the Palazzo del Podestà. Take a stroll through the lively streets and see remains from the past periods in Bologna. Admire the beauty of the Fountain of Neptune with the precious late Renaissance sculptures by Giambologna. Continue to the university district and see the main buildings like the Aechiginnasio Library and the Palazzo Poggi. Next, stroll through the picturesque alleys of the Mercato di Mezzo, the old market, and its fabulous food shops. Explore the narrow streets admire the tiny windows typical of the houses in this part of the city. Pop into the Quadrilatero, a bustling area of the town, and explore the unique ancient shops of the city. Your guide will tell you about the town's unique way of life. Take advantage of this tour to visit one of the most beautiful cities in the whole of Italy. Enjoy the richness of culture and history of the picturesque town on a walking tour. 

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What people are saying about Bologna

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 18 reviews

My family had a great and very memorable experience with Stella. She is very knowledgeable about the city of Bologna, his history and it’s culture - old and new. My family really, really enjoyed our time spent with her. She recommended some great restaurants for us too! We loved Bologna and if/when we return we will definitely look forward to spending more time with her! Thanks Stella!!!

I have been to Bologna many times, but visiting it with a guide is truly an experience to do. The next time I return I will use the guide service again, for different and more specific routes.

Very enjoyable walking tour of the centre of Bologna. It lasts about two hours with the first hour focussed mainly on the main square.. very easy pace and not too far a walk.

Our guide was excellent, really great explanations and made Bol8gna sound an exciting part of Italian history.!

A very good guide - as knowledgeable as she was friendly!