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
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 Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
Duration: 4 hours
Estimated Local Cash Needed
3 EURO - Ticket for anatomic theatre in Archiginnasio.
tastings not included in the tour price
I am a Licensed Tourist Guide/Tour Guide and have access to any landmark
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Manuela was a wonderful tour guide! She met us at our hotel - a plus for us never haven been to Bologna. She shared so much history about the city of Bologna, showing us places a tourist might miss and stopped for taste testing along the way. Manuela was professional and thorough. We highly recommend a tour with her if you plan to visit Bologna! We only had one day before flying home to the states, so we'll be back to explore more of Bologna. Our first time using ToursByLocal & we will again!