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Withlocals Highlights & Hidden Gems: Safe & Private Tour with a Local Expert

Please be aware that this tour is adapted to the local regulations post Covid-19. Our hosts will deliver this experience with the required equipment always keeping the distance suggested by local authorities. It will be safe and entertaining!

Medieval towers, gorgeous palaces, and delicious Italian cuisine; Bologna is a magical place! On this private tour, get ready to discover the best highlights the city has to offer, as well as its unique hidden gems with your favorite local.

Get ready to experience Bologna the local way. Enjoy the city to the max and hear more about the origin, history, and culture of Bologna. Discover the ancient entrance to the town at the leaning Asinelli and Garisenda Towers. See and touch Bologna’s past at the Archiginnasio Palace, which was once the beautiful center of the city’s University. Explore the underground ruins inside the Salabrosa Public Library and be fascinated by ancient Roman stories.

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  • What's included :
    • Private Tour
    • Local Guide
    • Entrance tickets
    • 1 tasting drink
    • Due to post Covid-19 policy this tour has a limited amount of participants
    • Tips and tricks about the local way and information on Covid-19 regulations from our local guide
    • Your local host will reach you to make sure all precautionary measures are taken
    • Private experience only for you and your family/friends with social distance involved
    What's excluded :
    • Hotel pick-up and drop off
    • Food and beverages not listed as inclusions
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Fontana del Nettuno, Piazza del Nettuno, 40124 Bologna Italy

    Admire the detailed carvings of this famous landmark created to assert the power of the Catholic Church

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Biblioteca Salaborsa, Piazza del Nettuno 3, 40124 Bologna Italy

    Explore the fascinating archaeological excavations inside Bologna’s central library

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Palazzo Re Enzo, Piazza Maggiore 1, 40124 Bologna Italy

    Learn the story of King Enzo inside one of the most beautiful palaces of Piazza Maggiore

    Duration: 25 minutes

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

    See the incomplete façade of the stunning church and discover the world’s oldest functional organ

    Duration: 15 minutes

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

    Walk in the footsteps of the finest intellectuals to ever study in the halls of the city’s former University

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Osteria Del Sole, Vicolo Ranocchi 1/d, 40124 Bologna Italy

    Enjoy a drink and socialize with the locals at the city's oldest Osteria

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Mercato di Mezzo, Via Rizzoli 9 Quadrilatero area, 40125 Bologna Italy

    Wander through a beautifully restored indoor market and see all the local products on display

    Duration: 10 minutes

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

    Hear the story of how Bologna was once home to dozens of the soaring towers that stand before you

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Finestrella di Via Piella, Via Piella, Bologna Italy

    Discover Bologna's "Little Venice" and find evidence of Bologna’s rich history as an important canal city

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Torre Azzoguidi (detta Altabella), Via Altabella, Bologna Italy

    Check out the Azzoguidi Tower and hear the story about the families that used to own them

    Duration: 10 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Piazza del Nettuno, 1, 40124 Bologna BO, Italy
    Return Detail :
    Via Altabella, Bologna BO, Italy
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Post Covid-19 regulations are applied to this product with regards to the number of participants, delivery methods of the tour and content of the tour.
    • 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
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • 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.


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Organised by Withlocals

Activity ID: V-24380P1055

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