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  • Location:Bologna, Italy
  • Duration:3 hours (approx.)

Private Tour: Classical Bologna Walking Tour

Explore Bologna's untouched medieval center in style on a private walking tour with your own English-speaking guide to lead the way. You'll enjoy personalized attention on your private walking tour of Bologna's highlights.


  • Private walking tour of Bologna's highlights
  • Guided tour of sites including Fountain of Neptune, Medieval Market, Basilica of San Petronio, the Two Towers and Santo Stefano
  • Customize the tour to suit your own interests
  • Choice of three- or six-hour tour
  • Private English-speaking guide
  • Enjoy privileged, personalized attention from your guide on this special private walking tour

What You Can Expect

Private Tour: Classical Bologna Walking Tour

Classical Bologna Private Walking Tour

Untouched by mass tourism, Bologna is the capital of the prosperous Emilia Romagna region. On this Classical Bologna Private Walking Tour you'll discover why Bologna has so many nicknames, including La Dotta (The Learned), for its ancient university; La Rossa (The Red), for the warm colors of its roofs and houses, and La Grassa (The Fat), for the wonderful food you'll find here!

This private walking tour takes you to see some of the most important buildings in the city, including Palazzo Accursio, Palazzo del Protesta, the Sala Borsa, Palazzo re Enzo and the famous Fountain of Neptune which dates back to the 16th century. Additionally, you'll view the Medieval Market and Loggia Dei Mercanti, the Anatomy Theater (closed Saturday afternoon and Sunday), Basilica of San Petronio, the Archiginnasio, the medieval Two Towers and the Complex of Santo Stefano.

If you have a little extra time to explore the city, an extended tour may include San Giacomo, the Oratory of Santa Cecilia, San Domenico of the Sanctuary of San Luca.

This in-depth, hassle-free private tour is hosted by an English-speaking guide. Please list any special interests you have (art, architecture, history, culture) at the time of booking to alert your guide, so they can prepare for your private tour.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Very good informative tour. We saw areas that we wouldn't have seen if we had not had a tour!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

great tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2014

a very informative and enjoyable trip. Learnt lots of facts regarding the history of Bologna, a very beautiful and interesting city.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Our guide (Elsie?) was very friendly. Her knowledge of Bologna was extensive. The 3 hours went by very quickly.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Great tour. Our guide was friendly, knowledgeable and super nice!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

Having just the two of us expertly guided around central Bologna was a terrific introduction to this fascinating city on our first morning in Italy ( a good way to walk off jetlag having flown direct from Australia!). Our guide was full of expert knowledge and anecdote, and the tour covered a good balance of history, architecture and gastronomy. Our tour finished off outside the San Stefano complex, where we gained an interesting insight into its medieval origins of tourism and whetted our appetite further to explore. A great tour to start our stay in Bologna. Well done.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

Excellent start to our lovely holiday in Bologna ...tour conducted in a professional yet friendly manner. Highly recommended.

Sergey S
Russian Federation

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

Great tour and very knowledgeable guide.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2013

This was a wonderful, informative, entertaining tour, we highly recommend it. Our guide, Cecelia, was able to customize our very small group experience, and showed us not only the City highlight's but some very special places and stories of Bologna, from the Renaissance through the Italian Resistance during WW2. Even though it was our first trip to Bologna, we felt very oriented in the City and its history after just a few hours with Cecelia, and followed it up with the Gourmet Tour on our second day. Wonderful!!.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2013

Balda (I hope I've spelled correctly!) was exceptionally knowledgeable about his city and the sights. We very much enjoyed the tour and him. A very good tour overall!

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