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.
* Duration: 2 hours 40 minutes
* Starts: Bologna, Italy
* Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Cultural Tours




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.

Itinerary
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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