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  2. Emilia-Romagna
  3. Bologna

Bologna: 3-Hour Guided Walking Tour

Product ID: 48085
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.
About this activity
Duration: 3 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English, German, Italian
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • 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
Full description
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.
Includes
  • 3-hour walking tour
  • Guide
What’s Not Included
  • 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)

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet outside the tourist information office under the portico in front of the Basilica of San Petronio, Piazza Maggiore 1/E.

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Important information
Know before you go
• Please note that wearing shorts is not permitted inside churches, and you must cover your shoulders
• Please let your guide know on the day of your tour if you would like to include a food and wine tasting

From £113.79 Per group up to 15

Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 27 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.7 / 5
  • Organization
    4.9 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.6 / 5
  • Safety
    4.9 / 5
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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

Excellent.

An experience far beyond our expectations

January 5, 2019

Organized by

Manuela Roversi

Product ID: 48085