Discover quintessential Bologna and the most iconic attractions within the city walls through a local lens. With your Local Host by your side, get oriented on foot in Bologna’s city centre as you explore the famed sites such as Piazza Maggiore and the San Petronio Basilica. Your host will guide you on a personalised route which takes in the renowned attractions you would most like to visit, along with revealing a few hidden gems along the way.
This experience is essential to anyone who is serious about exploring the best of Bologna. With your savvy Local Host you can discover the original charm and lively character of this fascinating city. You could start the day with a short and strong espresso in one of the bars under the “portici“, just how the locals like it. Walk up one of the main streets and past one of the most important theatres to end up at the Montagnola Market.Explore the narrow streets of the Jewish ghetto, where you can admire the tiny windows typical of the houses in this part of the city and come out right under the two towers, which are the icons of Bologna. Stop for a quick pizza by the slice in one of the places which normally get busy with the students from the University, which is the oldest University in the world.Breathe in the culture and discover the Santo Stefano area, where contemporary and ancient art meet. There are many hidden gems which the locals love and are difficult to find on a map. If the weather allows treat yourself to a refreshing gelato! Pop in to some of the nicest independent antique shops to see unique items and discover curiosities, then join one of the many locals’ favourite bars for aperitivo and sip a nice glass of prosecco while you get recommendations for restaurants and maybe note down a couple of traditional recipes.