Bologna Piazza Maggiore Tours

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Bologna’s beating heart is Piazza Maggiore, in the city’s old center. A classic example of Renaissance town planning, it is one of the most graceful public squares in Italy.

The pedestrianised square is surrounded by the Basilica di San Petronio, the Palazzo Communale (city hall), palatial public buildings and Bologna’s trademark covered walkways ringed by arches.

Sit at an outdoor cafe to enjoy people watching in the sunshine during the day, and visit in the early evening to see the beautifully floodlit Fountain of Neptune, sculpted in 1566.

Practical Info

To get here from the station, take a stroll south down Via dell'Indipendenza.

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Address: Piazza Maggiore, Bologna, Italy
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2-Hour Historic Bike Tour of Bologna

A historic university city, culinary capital, and hub of architectural beauty, Bologna offers no shortage of attractions—and this zippy bike tour through town gives you the perfect opportunity to explore. Get up close and personal with the sights, from the bustling Piazza Maggiore to the Basilica of San Domenico and the modern Manifattura delle Arti district. As you go, hear about the city’s long history from your guide.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Bologna : a walk into history

The city of Bologna is a rich tapestry of art, culture, cuisine, and music—a UNESCO–listed gem in the heart of Italy. On this morning or afternoon walking tour, follow your guide through Bologna’s medieval streets and find out what makes the city special. Hear the stories behind top attractions including Piazza Maggiore, the Quadrilatero, and the 14th-century San Petronio Basilica, and gain insight into Bologna’s colorful past.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Bologna Private Walking Tour

Explore the beautiful and historic capital of Emilia-Romagna on this private 2-hour walking tour in Bologna. See the highlights of the bustling city and hear about Bologna's university, the oldest in the world. Learn about Bologna's fascinating history, dating back to 1000 B.C., and how the city remains popular among Italian and international students. Discover this fascinating and Medieval town with your private guide.
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Bologna City Walking Tour

See Bologna’s main attractions and vibrant markets during a 2-hour walking tour with a knowledgeable guide. Visit sights like the massive Piazza Maggiore, incomplete Basilica di San Petronio church, famous Neptune Fountain, and the iconic two towers that each lean in a different direction. Learn about Bologna’s culinary prowess in a country that is serious about food.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Small-Group Italian Food and Wine Tour with Gourmet Lunch from Florence

Immerse yourself in the food, wine, and cuisine of Bologna on a full-day food tour from Florence with a local foodie guide. Learn about the history and production of Parmesan, prosciutto, balsamic vinegar, and wine, with tastings at each location. This 12-hour, small-group culinary tour includes round-trip train tickets from Florence, a guided tour of Bologna, four tours and tastings, and a six-course traditional lunch with locally-made wine.
  • Duration: 12 hours
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Bologna Small–Group Food Tasting and Walking tour

The birthplace of mortadella, tortellini, and Bolognese sauce, Bologna is a city fit for food lovers. On this small-group tour, you’ll follow in locals’ footsteps when you explore the city’s marketplaces, chat to artisan vendors, browse the Quadrilatero district, and learn more from your guide about the city’s culinary legacy. As you go, you’ll also enjoy samples of local treats, including prosciutto, cheese, espresso, and more.
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Italian Food and Museo Ferrari Small Group Tour from Florence Including Lunch

Ride a high-speed train round-trip from Florence to Bologna on a full-day tour that combines culinary arts and cars. With an informative guide you’ll visit the production centers of Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, balsamic vinegar and prosciutto. After sampling these edible delights, gain skip-the-line entry to the Museo Ferrari of Maranello for a tour of the prestigious sports car company. Finish with a 4-course gourmet lunch accompanied by wine, coffee and a digestif. Numbers are limited to 14 participants to ensure a small-group experience.
  • Duration: 12 hours
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Italian Food and Museo Ferrari Small-Group Tour from Verona Including Lunch

Combine food and Ferraris on this full-day tour from Verona. Catch a high-speed train to Bologna, and discover the culinary and automobile highlights of the region. Visit a Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, balsamic vinegar, and prosciutto factory with tastings at each, and enjoy skip-the-line access to the Ferrari Museum at Maranello. Admire the cars, and finish with a 4-course gourmet lunch before your return train ride. Lunch with drinks, train tickets, and entrance fees included.
  • Duration: 12 hours
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Day trip from Rome to the Ferrari Museum and the town of Bologna

With sleek lines, roaring engines, and a host of impressive race wins to their name, Ferrari’s powerful sports cars capture the imagination of petrol heads across the world. With this tour, visit the famous Ferrari Museum and admire cars that have made their name in automotive history. With pickup and drop-off at your Rome hotel included, there’s also plenty of time to explore the pretty town of Bologna with your guide.
  • Duration: 12 hours
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Food Walking Tours in Bologna with lunch

This 4-hour walking food tour is the best way to understand Bologna like a local.Pop into some real hidden gems, as you snack on cured meets and cheeses, eat food, and meet some of the artisanal food makers who will give you recipes and food making tips. Group sizes are limited to 8 people, so book early to secure your spot.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Private Tour: Bologna Cycling Sightseeing Tour

Explore Bologna by two wheels on a private bike tour of the city. The 2-hour tour takes in the city’s best-known sights and gives the lowdown on their history. Pedal past stately palaces such as Palazzo re Enzo, Palazzo Accursio and Palazzo del Protesta; learn about the public library of Sala Borsa from your private guide; and pose for photos by the Fountain of Neptune — a landmark that hails from the 16th century.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Ferrari Museum, Bologna and Fico Eataly World from Florence

Discover the cars, culture, and cuisine of the Romagna region on an 11-hour tour. Comfortable round-trip transportation from Florence allows you to avoid slow public buses and maximize your time at each location. Get a behind the scenes look at the Ferrari Factory. Taste local delicacies, including Parmigiano Reggiano and prosciutto DOP at a food park. Enjoy a full-hour to explore the Piazza Maggiore in Bologna, then unwind during your return to Florence.
  • Duration: 11 hours
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