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Welcome to Bologna! Private Walking Tour

This is the ideal tour of Bologna if you want to get to know the best of the city on a half-day walk in the historic center. You will discover the history and culture behind each building and you will also receive further information to make unique and unforgettable your stay. We will end up in the medieval market area where you can receive some suggestions for your lunch and dinner based on typical local products.
The tour is carried out by a local expert and certified local guide.

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2 hours 40 minutes


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  • What's included :
    • Certified local guide
    What's excluded :
    • This is a typical itinerary for this product

      Stop At: Piazza Maggiore, 40121 Bologna Italy

      The heart of the city, we will discover something about the history of the city and the main buildings that stands on the square. I will provide also some other general informations about your journey in Bologna!
      Some other attractions around the square that we will see are:
      -Sala Borsa and the archeological escavations in the basement of the building
      -Palazzo Re Enzo
      -Palazzo de' Banchi

      Duration: 20 minutes

      Stop At: Palazzo del Podesta, Piazza Maggiore 1 Under the Podesta' Palace, 40124 Bologna Italy

      This is one of the buildings that are in Piazza Maggiore. It was the old City Hall during the medieval times. We can also stop under the arcades, in the Tourist office, if you need more informations about Bologna and the sorroundings, and you can also take a city map for free!
      Inside the building there is a "Voltone", a cross vault that has really a unic feature...

      Duration: 20 minutes

      Stop At: Fountain of Neptune, Piazza del Nettuno, 40124 Bologna BO, Italy

      This is one of the simbol of Bologna. Let's discover toghether something more about it and something curious that is on the triton he holds.

      Duration: 15 minutes

      Stop At: Basilica di San Petronio, Corte De' Galluzzi 12/2, 40124 Bologna Italy

      We will say something about this wonderful Church, The 5th Bigger Church in Europe!
      Currently I cannot guarantee group entry (including a small group) but I will give you information from the outside so that you can visit it later by your own.

      Duration: 25 minutes

      Stop At: Archiginnasio di Bologna, Piazza Galvani 1, 40124 Bologna Italy

      One of the main nicknames of the city is "La Dotta", that means the wise, the learned city. Looking at the Archiginnasio Building I can explain you something more about "the oldest university in the western world" dated 1088 BC!

      Duration: 15 minutes

      Stop At: Quadrilatero, Via Clavature & Via Pescherie Vecchie, 40125 Bologna Italy

      This is a squared area (quadrilatero) that is also called "medieval market" or "middle market". I think it would be better to call it the Food District of Bologna. Here we will discover something more about our rich gastronomy, talking about mortadella, prosciutto di Parma, Parmigiano Reggiano and many other regional deli!
      I can suggest you some nice spot to have a board of cold cuts and cheeses for the end of the tour...

      Duration: 30 minutes

      Stop At: Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell, Piazza di Porta Ravegnana, 40126 Bologna Italy

      Under the two towers of Bologna is where we finish our half day tour, talking about the medieval time when Bologna had about 80 towers in its skyline.
      Some other attractions that I will introduce you here are
      -the Saint Stephen Complex (aso called the seven churches complex)
      -The Jewish Ghetto area

      Duration: 30 minutes

    • Departure Point :
      Fountain of Neptune, Piazza del Nettuno, 40124 Bologna BO, Italy
      Return Detail :
      Two Towers, di Porta Ravegnana, 40126 Bologna BO, Italy
      Hotel Pickup :
      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Wheelchair accessible
      • Stroller accessible
      • Near public transportation
      • Infants must sit on laps
      • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
      • Most travelers can participate
      • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
      • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
      • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
      • Face masks required for guides in public areas
      • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
      • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
      • Guides required to regularly wash hands
      • With regard to the policies to protect and prevent the spread of covid 19, we apply regional security protocols.
    • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


    English - Guide

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    Organised by Francesco Antonelli Emilia-Romagna Tour Guide

    Activity ID: V-191212P3

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