Bologna City Center Private Tour with a Local Guide

Private & Custom Tours in Bologna

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Enjoy this 3 hours city center private walking tour with a local guide. This tour is a great way to visit Bologna and learn about its history.You will have the opportunity  to see Piazza del Nettuno, Santo Stefano complex, San Petronio, Torre degli Asinelli...and  much more!You will experience great culture! Enjoy a fun, informative and relaxing tour with our local guide!
Bologna is the capital of the Emilia Romagna region and is a city of warm, red hues that can be seem in the numerous palaces that line the city streets. It is here that the first ever university was founded, one of the reasons that the city of Bologna is known all over the world.  In addition it is seen as the cultural centre of Italy and as such exerts an influence upon the whole of Italy.  Food plays a central role in the culture of Bologna; wonderful aromas emerge from the many small “trattorias” that abound in the city. Bologna has a very interesting past and was the centre of Italy’s textile production.  Industry and farms in the area were powered by a system of canals, many covered over but some still visible today; a little like Venice perhaps, but with a character all of its own.  In the company of a top-rated and very knowledgeable guide you will be taken on a journey of discovery into Bologna’s past.  Through stories and anecdotes you will learn of the history and traditions of the city as well as its many names: La Rossa, La Dotta, La Grassa. The tour begins in the very heart of the city at the famous Piazza del Nettuno where you will see the magnificent Fontana del Nettuno and learn a little of its secrets!  As you walk through the streets you will see  many beautiful palaces, originally homes of Bologna’s ruling class. Then, a  journey back in time and your guide will transport you to medieval Bologna. You will see its bustling markets where the regions typical handmade products are sold and also visit the Santo Stefano complex. The tour continues to the church of San Petronio and to the Torre degli Asinelli.  And…. prepare for the finale, an amazing view of Bologna’s canals! Sign up now for this wonderful Bologna experience!

What’s included

  • Entrance fees
  • Local guide
  • Professional art historian guide
  • Professional guide
  • Private tour
  • Walking tour

What’s not included

  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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