Guided Tour in Bologna citycentre
An intensive itinerary which incorporates both art and churches plus Bologna's gastronomic excellence in the atmospheric, colonnaded capital of the rich Italian region of Emilia-Romagna.
The tour starts at Piazza Maggiore, the heart of Bologna, with its famous red buildings. We'll see the City Hall, the Podestà Palace, the famous Neptune's Fountain and King Enzo's Palace . We'll be able to admire the Basilica of Saint Petronio (with a visit inside subject to opening hours), one of the biggest churches in the world and with the longest sundial in Europe.
The tour will continue with a visit to the first seat of the University of Bologna, Archiginnasio and then the leaning towers of Asinelli and Garisenda.
A walk in the historical food market, called The Quadrilater, talking about local specialties.
We can include, on your convenience, some of the very interesting Bologna Churches:
Santa Maria della Vita that includes the Sanctuary, which houses the famous terracotta sculptures "Compianto sul Cristo Morto" by Niccolò dell'Arca.
Saint Steven's Basilica, better known as the Seven Churches Complex, the Church of San Giacomo and St Cecilia Oratory or Church of San Domenico.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Suggested by Guide: Piazza Maggiore , Palazzo del Podestà , under Portico in front of Tourist Office.
Duration: 3 hours
Estimated Local Cash Needed
30 Euro - Admission fee euro 12,00 per person. Lunch Euro 20,00 per person.
I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver.
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Our group of 4 people really enjoyed our tour "Bologna in Depth " with Cinzia F. She was very friendly and knowledgeable about the Bologna city center. She pointed out many features of the churches and palaces, and revealed several interesting secrets of the buildings. She kept up a pleasant pace for our 3.5 hr tour, and pointed out toilet stops and a refreshing coffee shop. She kindly made a late lunch reservation for us at an osteria (restaurant) that was extremely popular and served up delicious meals