Tours & Activities in Bologna
The free tour of Bologna is for all audiences: children, adults, couples, families... We will discover the city, I will explain the secrets and I will show you the most emblematic sites. What are we going to discover? -It begins with Piazza Galvani -Then we will see the Archiginnasio, the oldest university in the West. -Next we will see the church santa maria de la vita, santo Stefano, the 2 towers, the palace of King Enzo, San Pietro and the Finestrella dil canale di Reno. ¡ Sign up for a different guided tour of the essential places of Bologna!
Bologna seen through the eyes of an artist and tour leader. Walk in the historic center of Bologna among history, art, curiosities, secrets and flavours. Through this tour I will try to show you and immerse you in the beauties of the city. We will take a pleasant walk among the towers, the arcades and much more to better discover the city.
I will not only take you to tourist places but also to unusual places that only those who live in Bologna know.
The tour is open to everyone.
At the end of the tour I will give you advice on places to visit and recommendations on where to eat.
I will try to make this tour special for all of you, the tour will be open for small groups to have a better experience. If you want, I can also customize the tour if you have particular interests.
(If the tour is fully booked just contact me privately and I will try to help you)
The starting point of the tour will be in Piazza Minghetti, in front of the statue of Minghetti.
Enjoy the best of both worlds! Experience the Italian way of life first by seeing the most important and beautiful landmarks of Bologna during a pleasant walk through the city's medieval center. Then taste a variety of local culinary specialties at different venues throughout town. Bologna is most famous for its "made for walking" medieval downtown area and its legendary cuisine – frequently referred to as the best and richest tasting by Italians themselves. This tour will be equally divided between seeing the city's most important and significant landmarks (as well as some hidden gems and the many curious stories, anecdotes and legends behind them) and enjoying a variety of local culinary specialties ranging from wines, cheeses, cold cuts to sweets or ice-cream and other finger foods according to the customers' preferences. Highlights: • Experience Piazza Maggiore square - the heart of the city • Visit the sprawling San Petronio cathedral • See the original site of the world's oldest university • Visit the truly one of a kind Seven Churches cluster • Explore the old town's open-air markets and cafes • Taste some of the local food specialties • Everything can be 100% personalized to your tastes Tour Itinerary: • Neptune Fountain Famous bronze statue is one of the symbols of city • Piazza Maggiore square The city's main square and pulsating heart • Basilica di San Petronio cathedral Huge gothic church famous for its "imperfections" and storied history • Voltone del Podesta' passageway Arched passageway which is infamous for being the site of public hangings also features some very unique "acoustic properties". • Archiginnasio Courtyard Visit the first official site of western world's oldest university • Enjoy a walk under the porticoes Bologna features the most extensive stretch of covered walkways in the world – over 40 km worth • PIazza Santo Stefano square and the Seven Churches cluster Santo Stefano square is widely the considered the prettiest square in Bologna. It is also home to the truly one-of-a-kind Sette Chiese or the Seven Churches cluster. • The Two Towers These two leaning towers originally built in the 12th century are the ultimate symbol of the city which was actually filled with dozens of towers during medieval times. • Quadrilatero area markets and cafes Explore the narrow pedestrian streets of the old-town with its open-air food markets and cafes