Bologna: City Center Walking Tour

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Bologna: City Center Walking Tour

From $32.05 per person

Enjoy a classic walking tour through the streets of the center of Bologna visiting the main cultural attractions of the city. Explore some of the picturesque squares and beautiful buildings of the city on this 2-hour tour.

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Duration 2 hours
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Italian, English, French, Spanish
Private or small groups available


  • Admire the Basilica of San Petronio
  • See the towers of Bologna
  • Discover the beautiful Quadrilatero Market
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Your tour starts from Piazza del Nettuno. You'll discover the Piazza Maggiore and the Basilica of San Petronio and the Meridian. Next visit the oldest library in the world and Piazza Santo Stefano, where you'll see the wonderful Basilica that overlooks the square. Then visit the Towers of Bologna, the Asinelli and the Garisenda, before you explore the historical market Quadrilatero to admire the historical shops and take in the scents of local food. Finally, visit Palazzo Re Enzo which overlooks the square and is the palace seat of the municipality.
    • Food and Drinks
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    • People with mobility impairments
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All required protective equipment is provided
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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      • This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility.
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      4.5 /5

      based on 90 reviews

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      Margarita was an exceptional guide, providing potted histories and interesting and funny stories about all the sites. She went at our pace, answering all our questions, and we gained a good insight into the amazingly complicated history of this lovely town. She spoke excellent English and the 2 hour tour went by far too quickly! If you can, get onto this tour. We went on our first day in Bologna and were able to pick places from our tour that we wanted to see again. Very useful!

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      September 13, 2019

      An excellent introduction on our first visit to Bologna. We were staying for a few days so we received several very good pointers to places we wanted to revisit in more depth. However even if we had only been there for a day or so, this tour would have given us a superb "feel" for the city and its history.

      September 2, 2019

      I was welcomed to the fountain of Neptune by the contact person who then accompanied me to the info point from where the visit went, with the people who had booked through another way. The visit remained within a fairly tight perimeter, 5 or 6 points were discussed (all near point i) and very thorough. It's a good visit for people who do not really want to walk. I would have preferred a more global tour of the city with explanations of the architecture and lifestyle that the locals could have had. A little disappointed because it is not personally what I expected.

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      July 27, 2019

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