BOLOGNA: City centre and Food tour - (classic city centre and food Tour only morning or afternoon)

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Tour Number

Activity Level

133670


Categories

Food and Wine, Museums / Culture, City

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.
On mondays and on special days lifts can't be used in the old university.

Maximum travelers: 10

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), French (conversational), German (fluent), Italian (fluent), Spanish (fluent)

Bologna: an omnivore's dream


From art and culture up to gastronomic excellence. Bologna, chief town of Emilia-Romagna, is known worldwide as"La Dotta"("The Learned"because it was home to the first university in Europe in 1088 and the 100, 000 students enrolled nowadays make it a lively and cosmopolitan place), "La Grassa("The Fat"thanks to the best cuisine in Italy. Even in Italy, a country that takes food very seriously, Bologna stands out. "La Rossa"("The Red" referring to the colour of its brick buildings) and"La Turrita"("The Towered"for the presence of 24 towers of the 100 built in the city around the 12 century). The tour will show you the reason why Bologna is known in Italy and abroad as dotta rossa turrita and … grassa. You will learn everything about Food and wines and discover that everyone knows spaghetti bolognese. . except Italians!
In case you want to taste some typical products and wines pls inform the guide before the tour in order to better organize the tour

Itinerary

4 HOURS TOUR
The tour starts at Piazza Maggiore, meet up location of the tour, with the City Hall, Podestà Palace, Neptune's Fountain, King Enzo's Palace, Sala Borsa (closed on Sundays), Palazzo dei Banchi, dei Notai, Accursio Palace and Basilica of Saint Petronio (visit inside according to opening hours and services)with the sundial. The tour continues with the medieval Galluzzi court, Piazza Galvani the Archiginnasio, the first unique seat of the University of Bologna, and via Farini with its branded products and clothings. A Walk through Food Marketup to Saint Steven square with its porticos, palaces and the Saint Steven Churches Complex (visit inside according to opening hours and services). Through the Isolani Court we will reach Via Strada Maggiore, the Two Leaning Towers, Via Zamboni, the present university area and the old Jewish Ghetto. In the Mercato di Mezzo some locals will be visited in order to explain the typical food of Bologna and show the close relationship between culture and food

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Piazza Maggiore 1/e outside the Tourist office information (IAT - Bologna Welcome) under the portico. The tourist office is in front of the Saint Petronio Basilica
I'll stay close to the tourist office entrance door

End location: As meet up location: Piazza Maggiore

Duration: 4 hours

Transportation

walking tour

What’s Included

4 hours guided tour service in Bologna City centre

Estimated Local Cash Needed

3 EURO - Ticket for anatomic theatre in Archiginnasio.

tastings not included in the tour price

What’s Extra

In case of visit of Anatomic theatre € 3,00/each;
tastings not included in the tour price

Bologna, owing to her geographical situation, is a major crossroads in Italy, it's one of the easiest cities to reach by trains and highways. Tranportation is not included in the tour price.
If you plan your visit from VENICE, return ticket costs € 23 each and it takes 2 hours by "Regionale Veloce" - return ticket costs € 60 per person and it takes 1h30 minutes by "Frecciargento".
If you plan visit from MILAN, return train ticket costs € 80/€ 120 each and it takes 1h10 by "Frecciarossa" - return ticket costs € 32 per person and it takes 3h00 by "Regionale Veloce".
If you plan visit from VERONA, return ticket costs € 19 each and it takes 1h30 by "Regionale Veloce" - return ticket costs € 46 per person and it takes 50 minutes by "frecciargento".
If you plan visit from FLORENCE, return ticket costs € 30/40 each and it takes 40 minutes by "Frecciarossa"

Restrictions

I am a Licensed Tourist Guide/Tour Guide and have access to any landmark

A Recent Review of this tour

Manuela was a charming and informative guide. We are five ladies from England and thoroughly enjoyed our four hour private tour of Bologna.
Colleen Alton

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