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Bologna City Walking Tour

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Highlights
  • Morning or afternoon walking tour of Bologna with a guide
  • Traverse Bologna’s historical center and learn about the city’s past and present
  • Visit lively streets and squares including Piazza Maggiore and Piazza della Mercanzia
  • Admire interesting architecture at Basilica di San Petronio and the Two Towers
  • View important sculptures such as the bronze Fontana del Nettuno
  • Hear live narration loud and clear using the headphones provided
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Morning Departure 10:30
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Overview
See Bologna’s main attractions and vibrant markets during a walking tour with a knowledgeable guide. Visit sights like the massive Piazza Maggiore, incomplete Basilica di San Petronio church, famous Neptune Fountain, and the iconic two towers that each lean in a different direction. Learn about Bologna’s culinary prowess in a country that is serious about food.
What to Expect
Meet your guide at the tourist information office on Piazza Maggiore for either the morning or afternoon walking tour, where you’ll get headphones (if the group is larger than eight) in order to better hear the guide during your visit.
The first major attractions you’ll see are right in Piazza Maggiore, including the Neptune Fountain (Fontana del Nettuno in Italian) that has become one of the city symbols, and the Basilica di San Petronio. The enormous church is unfinished outside, and there are some interesting features inside which your guide will point out.
Your next stop is the Piazza della Mercanzia, where food stalls line side streets so you can see the colorful produce that’s in season and local to this region. Then you’ll make your way to the Archiginnasio, which was once the home of the University of Bologna - the world’s oldest university, opened in the 11th century.
After basking in the glow of Bologna’s historic university, you’ll walk to the Church of Santa Maria della Vita to see an impressive collection of 15th-century life-sized terracotta figures mourning the dead Christ.
The final stop on your tour is at the base of the two leaning towers in the heart of historic Bologna, known as the Due Torri in Italian. The Asinelli is the taller tower, which you can climb (not part of the tour), while the Garisenda’s tilt is too severe to allow climbers.
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

YOu havent specified enough where exactly is the start of the tour, therefore, we havent find the group and missed it. This is very bad and I Will avoid TRIP ADVISOR tour offerrings. You can copprect your mistake by offering us anohter tour in Bologna...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Darja Z
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The tour started with a delay of 15 minutes, after you were supposed to arrive 15 minutes before the official start. So after 30 minutes of waiting we started with 50 people, half of them for the English tour, half for the Italian one. The...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Philipp W
Reviewed 31 March 2019

Andrea was fantastic. Our tour was completely in English and Andrea was very articulate and informative. We loved our tour and would very highly recommend it.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank sbp1979
Reviewed 26 March 2019 via mobile

Our guide was Andrea Gardenghi. He was informative, energetic and gave us a great tour Including the Univ of Bologna. I can’t imagine visiting this great city without this walking tour. He hit all the high points and mentioned some places that were not on...More

1  Thank NKWPT
Reviewed 28 December 2018

hello we did this tour on 20/12/2018, it was very informative & it took us to lots of places that we wouldn't have found! i highly recommend it & last but not least our lovely guide Tamara was brilliant & extremely accommodating, don't hesitate to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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We took a 3pm tour but I am not sure if the times vary. The times are listed when you search them.
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