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From Bologna: Train to San Luca Basilica & Food Tasting

1. From Bologna: Train to San Luca Basilica & Food Tasting

The Basilica of San Luca is one of the symbols of the city of Bologna. Situated on the Monte Guardia, the Sanctuary connects to the city center through the longest continuous portico in the world, made up of 666 arcades. At the meeting point, you'll receive a map and a timetable of the return train, which is available every 45 minutes. You’ll also receive a voucher for the food tasting. This tour departs every day and will help you discover the city from aboard the San Luca Express train, where the audio guides, available in 8 languages, will tell you about the city until your arrival at the Basilica of San Luca. Here, you can visit the Basilica at your own pace and decide what time to return by consulting the schedules on the map. On board, you will find a staff person, who will welcome you and respond to your information. When you return, you will get to taste of typical products in one of the historical markets.  

Venice: Day Trip to Verona with Optional Bologna Tour

2. Venice: Day Trip to Verona with Optional Bologna Tour

Dig deeper into Italy's culture and history with a trip from Venice to Verona, with the option to extend your tour to Bologna. Travel by train with a guide and go on a walking tour of Verona’s main sights, such as Ponte Pietra over the Adige River, a Roman amphitheater, Lamberti Tower, and more. Depart from Venice by train accompanied by a guide. Upon arrival in Verona, follow your guide on a walking route to reflect on the artistic and architectural legacy of the Roman, Renaissance, and medieval times. Walking on the cobbled streets of Verona's UNESCO-listed historic center, observe what the daily life of its inhabitants looks like. Pass by top attractions including Piazza delle Erbe, Porta dei Borsari, Lamberti Tower, and the Verona Arena in Piazza Bra. End the walking tour by the Adige River, at the Ponte Pietra. Then, enjoy free time to explore Verona on your own. You can walk along the riverbank, take photos of its colorful streets, or enjoy an Italian aperitif (at your own expense). After the break, if you have opted for a visit to Bologna, hop on a bus with your guide to get to your next destination. Once in Bologna, set out on a guided walking tour through the largest medieval old town in Europe. See Piazza Maggiore, the Accursio Palace, and the university. At the end of the tour, make a return journey back to Venice by train.

Sanctuary of S. Luca with Train and Private Guide

3. Sanctuary of S. Luca with Train and Private Guide

The arcade that connects Porta Saragozza to the Sanctuary of San Luca is the longest in the world. Within its 3.5 kilometers there are 666 arches, each marked by a number: the first 306 connect Porta Saragozza to Meloncello Arch, while the last 360 are located in the hilly area from Meloncello to Colle della Guardia. These are spaced out by 15 chapels illustrating the mystery of the rosary. The tour starts from Piazza Maggiore with a little train ride to Sanctuary of the Madonna di San Luca. Begin the guided tour with the Sanctuary of San Luca and its panoramic forecourt with an optional visit to the Dome of the Sanctuary to admire the panorama of the city. Enjoy the descent with a little train ride along the arcade that leads to Meloncello's Arch and then along via Saragozza. Passing through Porta Saragozza, arrive at the Collegio di Spagna and de'Carbonesi, continuing via Massimo d'Azeglio you’ll return to Piazza Maggiore.

From Florence to Ravenna: Historic Train "Il Treno di Dante"

4. From Florence to Ravenna: Historic Train "Il Treno di Dante"

Follow the footsteps of Dante Alighieri on a train ride across the Tuscan-Romagna Apennines. Choose Saturdays for a long stop in Brisighella or Faenza, or Sundays for short stops in Borgo San Lorenzo, Marradi, Brisighella, and Faenza. Whatever your path, enjoy a day trip full of scenery and culture.Take a heritage train ride through famous artistic cities and medieval towns in the heart of the countryside where time seems to have stopped. The scenery is stunning and the itineraries quite unique in both the cities and the ancient towns in the Apennine hills.Your scenic journey begins with vineyards, olive groves, and ancient farmhouses as far as the eye can see, before turning into woodland with chestnut and beech trees and mule tracks. Finally, the train descends through the rolling hills of Romagna which are dotted with farmland and orchards.Pass through the Regional Park of the Gypsum Vein of Romagna and the National Park of the Casentinesi Forests, which offer a wide selection of nature walks.Your Steward will narrate the history, nature, culture, and curiosities as they’re relevant to the surroundings, and suggest restaurants and must-see attractions in each location visited.Keep your ticket to access a selection of touristic treasures within the six towns free of charge. Find discounts and free extras at certain restaurants and trattorias in the towns, your steward can advise you on the best in each area.

From Milan: Bologna the Capital of Italian Food Tour

5. From Milan: Bologna the Capital of Italian Food Tour

Depart from Milan Central Station. Wake yourself up with an Italian coffee (espresso) offered by your professional guide and get ready for your enogastronomic route through Bologna, the Capital of Italian food. You will reach Bologna by train in one hour (approximately). Once in Bologna, your guide will show you the heart of the city with its Porticos, Medieval Towers, the Emilian capital commences in Piazza Maggiore, a rather large square that was originally a market.  After a quick stroll, stop for a food and wine tasting. Try the famous Gnocco Fritto (salty fried bread) served with Italian salumi and cheese. Your guide will give you a curious explanation of these traditional dishes. Taste the flavor of the authentic regional wine and spend unforgivable moments in a typical trattoria. Spend an afternoon dedicated to visit the beauties of the city with some free time for shopping. Before taking the train to Milan, get some energy through the taste of a small piece of chocolate in one of the most famous chocolate factories. Depart from Bologna in the late afternoon and arrive in Milan the next evening.

Rome: Day Trip to Bologna with Train Tickets & Ice Cream

6. Rome: Day Trip to Bologna with Train Tickets & Ice Cream

Discover the idyllic city of Bologna on a return trip by train from Rome's Roma Termini. Benefit from included entry tickets to the Two Towers, and spend free time exploring the fountains, churches, and medieval walkways in the city. Make your way to Roma Termini railway station and meet the local partner's assistant to receive your train tickets. Board the train to Bologna, watching the beautiful Italian countryside fly by your window as you travel. Arrive in Bologna after two and a half hours, taking your own time to explore this lively, historic city, full of cafes, ancient fountains, and Medieval and Renaissance architecture. Explore the lavish porticoed walkways and squares and have the chance to try some local specialties, like tortellini and ice cream. Take a walk to the Two Towers, with included entry, and climb up the 500 steps to the top to enjoy breathtaking views over the rest of the city. At the end of the day, board the train to travel back to Rome, remembering all the memories you made in one of Italy's most picturesque cities.

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What people are saying about Emilia-Romagna

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 3 reviews

Probablemente comprar el boleto directo sale más barato, pero las cortesías de alimentos lo compensan, además que tanto el helado como las bolitas de carne estaban buenas. Si pensamos que los costos en Italia en general de las cosas, son elevados, realmente es un buen precio/beneficio

I had a very nice reception from the staff and a very smooth trip. I liked the fact that I had the possibility to enjoy the place without having to rush because I was able to catch the train back by the end of the afternoon.

Francesca was amazing, she was exactly where she said she would be and made sure I had ample information about the day ahead as well I speak no Italian she got me checked in.

Great experience, fun with the train with Dutch explanation to the Basilica. Beautiful view, also the climb to the highest point is very worthwhile

Very attentive staff. Also very helpful. Can only recommend.