A walking tour in Bologna: the red, the fat and the wise


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Activity Level



City, Museums / Culture


Kid Friendly: No. Suitable for mature teenagers

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 7



Italian (fluent), English (advanced)

2 hours Morning or Afternoon walking & guided tour

An original and easy itinerary which moves from art and churches up to gastronomic excellence of Bologna, chief town of the Italian region of Emilia-Romagna. The best start to discover Bologna: the red, the wise and the fat!


The tour starts at Piazza Maggiore, 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), one of the biggest churches in the world and 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 and the Saint Steven's Basilica, better known as the Seven Churches Complex (visit inside according to opening hours).
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.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: On request, Bologna citycentre

End location: On request, Bologna citycentre

Duration: 2 hours



What’s Included

The price of the tour includes 2 hours guided tour.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

30 Euro - Entrance fees around euro 12,00 per person. Local lunch Euro 18,00 per person.

What’s Extra

You are responsible for purchasing any items of a personal nature related to shopping, souvenirs, snacks, and restaurant meals.
The cost of the audio headsets necessary for the visit of the interiors of the monuments in Bologna: 2,50 euros per person for the groups of more than 7 person.


I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver.

A Recent Review of this tour

Outstanding, knowledgeable & personable! Learned so much about the culture & history of Bologna. Thank you so much!
James Lagattuta

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