BOLOGNA: City centre walking guided tour

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Religious Heritage, Museums / Culture, First Time Visitor, City


Kid Friendly: No.

Friendly: No.
Limitations must be communicated to the guide well in advance in order to be taken care of

Maximum travelers: 6



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

Traditional walking tour for first-time visitors

Bologna, the chief town of Emilia-Romagna district, is famous worldwide for its art, culture and history heritage.
Home to the first university in Europe, founded in 1088, and place of birth and/or home to a great number of world-known artists, writers, musicians, scientists etc, it is also renowned for its food tradition (let alone thinking about the bolognese sauce, known and used all over the world).

This walking tour, specifically designed for first-time visitors, will show you the reason why Bologna is so popular all over the world.


We will meet in Piazza Maggiore and get to know its main highlights:
The City Hall and Sala Borsa public library, the Neptune's Fountain, Re Enzo's Palace, Saint Petronio Church and the Archiginnasio library, where the University of Bologna was founded in 1088.
We will make our way down to Saint Steven square and Saint Steven (also known as The Seven Churches), then walk our way back to Bologna's Two Towers, Asinelli and Garisenda, where the tour ends.

Visits to monuments and churches will change according to opening times of the day the tour will take place.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Outside BOLOGNA WELCOME (IAT - Tourist information point)- Piazza Maggiore 1/e. The tourist office is in front of the Saint Petronio Church.

End location: Two Towers, Piazza di Porta Ravegnana 1.

Duration: 2 hours



What’s Included

- 2-hours walking tour with a licensed guide
- Third party insurance coverage.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

30 euro - Snacks, refreshments and other personal expenses.

What’s Extra

- Tickets to museums/churches not included in the price of the tour.
** Visits will be scheduled according to monuments opening hours on the date booked for the tour and customers will be notified of the total amount cash needed in advance **
- Any food or drink purchased will be at your charge
- Public transport (not required, but can be arranged in case of mobility issues)
- Hotel pick-up (can be arranged if required).

Archiginnasio Library; free entrance but not including:
€ 3,00/each - Anatomic Theatre / free of charge for people under 18

S. Petronio Church; free entrance but not including:
€ 3,00/each - Panoramic Terrace
€ 3,00/each - Magi's Chapel

Asinelli Tower; € 5,00/each
€ 3,00/each for people under 12 / over 65

S. Steven Church complex
free donations.


I am only permitted to guide in ENGLISH and ITALIAN, although able to make conversation in French and understand Spanish too.

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