Pick up from your hotel, if booked like this, or self-arrival to Bologna Neptun fountain, where your guide is waiting for you. Start of the walking tour through the old town of Bologna
Bologna’s old town is a neat pedestrian area without traffic.
The guided tour takes you through the historical center of Bologna with its arcades and towers from the Middle Ages. You will visit Piazza Maggiore, the heart of Bologna, with its imposing palaces: Palazzo Re Enzo, Palazzo dei Notai, Palazzo del Podestà, and Palazzo dei Banchi. Admire the Neptune Fountain, a late renaissance masterpiece by Giambologna.
In the beautiful Basilica of San Petronio, you can appreciate the Bolognini Chapel and the remarkable meridian of Cassini. Through a hole in the church roof, the noon sunbeam reaches the church and shows the month, day, zodiac sign, and the time from and to the equinox. Even today, the meridian in the San Petronio Church, planted in the church floor in 1655, is the longest in the world.
Stroll the elegant boulevards of Bologna and reach the Palazzo dell’Archiginnasio. It is the palace of the famous University of Bologna. Bologna University is the oldest university in the western world. The official year of foundation was set to the year 1088. You will visit the coat of arms and the famous anatomy theater. It is a characteristic historical amphitheater for anatomy lessons.
Around the lanes of the farmer’s market, you find picturesque shops and fruit and vegetable stalls. Continue to Piazza Santo Stefano with the monastery of the same name.
The tour concludes with a visit to the medieval towers of Asinelli and Garisenda, the landmark of the city.
The tour lasts about two and a half hours during which you will be accompanied by a personal tourist guide that speaks your language. Entrance fees are included for all venues on route. We avoid queing for tickets and entrance.
- Anatomical theater in the University of Bologna
- San Petronio church with headphones
- Medieval Asinelli Tower to climb at the reserved time
- Tasting event with local delicacies and wines
- Lunch or dinner in a typical restaurant at the end of the tour
- Fresh pasta making demonstration for the famous tortellini
- Excursion to Modena (balsamic vinegar) and Parma (ham and cheese) with tastings
- Tour of the town where Giuseppe Verdi was born
- Visits of the motorsports legends Ferrari and Ducati; factory and museum
- Half-day tour to a vineyard with a visit of the cellar and tasting
- An individually designed program for you and your company
The above price has been calculated for 8 participants including entrance fees and personal guide in your language. Exclusively and privately for only two people, it costs about twice as much per participant. Please let us know the number of participants and special needs with your request.
Exclusive and in Your Language
The city walk is organized only for you and your fellow travelers. They are conducted in a language of your choice. We have experienced local guides for German, English, French, Russian, Chinese, and Italian. Other languages are available on request.
Arrival and Meeting Place
Your personal guide will pick you up at the hotel if it is in the city center of Bologna. If you arrive by train or bus the guide will collect you from the train station. Alternatively, the meeting point is the Neptun fountain in Piazza Maggiore.
Please make a reservation with a lead time of at least one week,
This program can take place every day. It is carried out in all weathers. You will experience the city centre on foot. We suggest comfortable shoes. In the churches and palaces luggage and shorts are not allowed
The tour is suitable for children, wheelchairs and pushchairs.