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Bologna: Guided Walking Tour

4.8 / 5

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Bologna: Guided Walking Tour

From US$ 119.12 per group up to 10

See the main monuments of Bologna on a 3-hour walking tour, including the Fountain of Neptune on Piazza Maggiore and the porticoes of Piazza Santo Stefano. Learn about one of Europe's oldest universities and why the city is so famous for its food.

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Duration 3 hours
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Wheelchair accessible
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  • Admire the main monuments of Bologna, including the palaces of Piazza Maggiore
  • See the 2 leaning towers and the magnificent porticoes of Bologna
  • Discover the longest sundial in the Basilica of Saint Petronio
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Discover the historic sights of Bologna, starting on Piazza Maggiore where landmarks include the Fountain of Neptune and the Palazzo del Podestà. Learn why the city is known as "La Dotta" ("The Learned"), "La Grassa" ("The Fat") and "La Rossa" ("The Red"). See the medieval Torre Galluzzi and look inside the unique anatomical theater at the Archiginnasio. Stroll along Via Farini and walk to the magnificent porticoes of Piazza Santo Stefano. Discover the covered passageway of the Court Isolani on the way to Via Strada Maggiore. Chat to the locals in the Mercato di Mezzo about why food is so important in Bologna.
  • 3-hour walking tour
  • Guide
  • Optional food and wine tasting (approximately €20 per person, to be paid on site)
  • Optional visit to the Anatomical Theatre of the Archiginnasio (€3 per person)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • You must be covered up when entering the church, no shorts are allowed and your shoulders must be covered
  • Please let your guide know on the day of your tour if you would like to include a food and wine tasting
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4.8 /5

based on 40 reviews

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An excellent orientation to the centre of Bologna

Our tour guide, Giulia, was extremely knowledgeable about Bologna and it's history and architecture. Altho' the day was quite chilly and windy, we all stuck it out and thoroughly enjoyed seeing Piazza Maggiore, San Petronio Basilica, the 'donkey' towers, the old university and the anatomical theatre, the seven churches and Santo Stefano basilica, Palazzo Salina-Amorini and all the faces, the market, and the kilometers of arches. All in all, a great tour.

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March 21, 2019

And extraordinary well spent educational experience

From the moment I met my tour leader Manuela, I knew this was going to be a time well spent. All in all I learned a lot from one who exude an enormous sense of pride in her city and culture. She spoke from her heart and saw Bologna as an integral part of who she was. She investied a good part of her life into teaching others about her traditions, and one could tell she was honest, sincere and passionate. I was also impressed with her level of knowledge. She addressed her comments and made her presentation applicable to my own experiences. Her answers to questions were well thought out and her presentation professional. I could not have been more impressed with Manuelle a I could not have been more impressed with Manuela and I'm grateful for having been connected with this guide.

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July 17, 2017

Eine umfassende Führung durch die sehendwerte Innenstadt

Eine umfassende Führung durch die sehenswerte Innenstadt von Bologna, die uns in den folgenden Tagen half, als wir selber unterwegs waren, und die Lust machte, selber weitere Ecken zu erkunden. Wegen der Buchmesse gab es z.T. Zeitüberschneidungen mit anderen Programmen, aber unsere Guide ist flexibel auf unsere Wünsche eingegangen. Zusätzliche Schwierigkeit: Es war gerade Zeitumstellung an diesem Tag - aber alles hat gut geklappt!

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April 7, 2019

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