Erudite, Red and Fat Bologna


Tour Number

Activity Level



Museums / Culture, City


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.

Maximum travelers: 10



French (fluent), English (fluent)

From art and churches up to gastronomic excellence of Bologna, chief town of Emilia-Romagna.

The heart of Bologna with its main red coloured buildings: the City Hall, the Podestà Palace, the most famous Neptune's Fountain, the King Enzo's Palace and the Sala Borsa.
You'll admire the Basilica of Saint Petronio (visit inside according to opening hours), the only one with the longest sundial in Europe.
The tour will continue with a visit of the first seat of the University of Bologna, Archiginnasio (visit inside, closed on Sunday) and its famous Anatomy Theatre dated 1637.
After we will walk through the historical Food Market towards the gothic Merchants Palace.
Then finally we'll pass through Isolani Court with its old wooden arcade, one of the almost 40 km porticos going through the city centre and we will reach the Two Leaning Towers, Asinelli and Garisenda which are undoubtedly the signature symbols of the city.


Piazza Maggiore, S. Petronio Cathedral, Sala Borsa, Neptune's Fountain, Archiginnasio First University, Merchand Streets, Isolani Court, The Two Towers.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Bologna main square: "Piazza Maggiore".

End location: Bologna main square: "Piazza Maggiore".

Duration: 3 hours


Walking tour

What’s Included

Inside and outside Monuments explanations.
Walking tour.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

15 euro - Tickets

What’s Extra

The cost of the audio headsets necessary for the visit of the interiors of the monuments in Bologna: 2,50 € per person for the groups of more than 7 persons.
Tickets entrance in monuments.
You are responsible for any purchases of a personal nature.


I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver.
I am permitted to guide only English and French.

A Recent Review of this tour

Hi, We rate Silvia F. 5 out of 5 stars for her walking tour of Bologna. We wish there had been a much longer tour—we would have signed up for it. Tours by Locals is turning out to be our first choice whenever we travel. Thanks, Silvia, Jim Jennings, Lynn Hiestand
James Jennings

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