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2-hour Walking Tour of BolognaCultural Tours

2-hour Walking Tour of Bologna

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With a large historic center that was built over millennia, Bologna is rich in important architectural and cultural monuments. Be sure to see all the highlights with this guided walking tour that touches on the Cathedral and Fountain of Neptune in Piazza Maggiore, the city’s two most famous medieval towers, and the university—the oldest in Europe—along with other important attractions.
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Must see Bologna with a local: private & personalizedHalf-day Tours

Must see Bologna with a local: private & personalized

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Explore the historic streets of Bologna with a private guide leading the way during this walking tour. See top landmarks including Piazza Maggiore, taste espresso under the famous portici (arched colonnades), and wander through the Montagnola Market. The itinerary can be customized according to your interests.
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A half day in Bologna with a local: private & personalizedHalf-day Tours

A half day in Bologna with a local: private & personalized

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A great tour for first-time visitors, you’ll see the city with a local guide who has a passion for Bologna. The tour is completely customizable—visit a cafe for a snack based on your dietary preferences (or maybe some grappa), indulge in a bit of shopping, or check out a few art galleries. Learn about the city’s Medieval and Renaissance history and explore the plazas and old buildings downtown.
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Ferrari, Pagani and Lamborghini Tour from BolognaDay Trips

Ferrari, Pagani and Lamborghini Tour from Bologna

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Rev your engines for a behind-the-scenes look at Italy’s famously fast motorsports culture. On this full-day tour of the ‘Land of Motors’ from Bologna, see how some of the world’s sleekest, most powerful cars and sport bikes are made during a tour of the Ferrari Museum, the Lamborghini Museum and the brand new Pagani museum and factory. Visit production lines, test tracks and official museums to trace the history of these state-of-the-art speed machines. Midday, take a break from touring for a delicious lunch with drinks near the Ferrari factory in Maranello.
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Classic Walking Tour BolognaDining Experiences

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Classic Walking Tour Bologna

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A classic walking tour together with a private guide through the streets of the center of Bologna visiting the major cultural attractions of the city and the history of local gastronomy to discover all the secrets of the city that our guide will tell you. At the end a small tasting of local products in a historical shop.
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Ferrari Full DayDay Trips

Ferrari Full Day

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Live a full day in contact with the Ferrari Myth. An incredible tour that will take you to visit the Ferrari Museum in Maranello, Guided tour of the Fiorano factory and runway, and the Enzo Ferrari Museum in Modena, all including an excellent lunch at the farmhouse Program From Bologna: 8.30 Pick up at the hotel or at the meeting point 8.40 Departure for Maranello in Private Transfer 10:00 Visit to the Ferrari Museum in Maranello 12.30 Tour by bus from the factory and the Fiorano track 13.30 Lunch in a Farmhouse Near Maranello 15:00 Visit Casa Enzo Ferrari Museum in Modena 16:15 Return Program From Milan 7:30 am Departure with Altavelocità train to Bologna 9:30 am Departure from Bologna for the Ferrari Museum 10:30 Visit to the Ferrari Museum in Maranello 12.30 Tour by bus from the factory and the Fiorano track 13:30 Lunch in a Farmhouse Near Maranello 15:00 Visit Casa Enzo Ferrari Modena Museum 16:45 Return to Milan by train
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Discover Bologna's best kept secrets Half-day Tours

Discover Bologna's best kept secrets

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Follow a local to their favorite places in Bologna with this best kept secrets walking tour. See contemporary street art, trendy bars, quirky boutiques, and innovative restaurants during your stroll. Explore neighborhoods that are loved by locals for their vintage markets and contemporary art galleries. Discover a side of Bologna that's not in guidebooks.
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2-Hour Bike Tour of BolognaBike & Mountain Bike Tours

2-Hour Bike Tour of Bologna

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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.
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Bologna Tour of Must-See Attractions with Local Top Rated GuideHalf-day Tours

Bologna Tour of Must-See Attractions with Local Top Rated Guide

The ideal introduction for first-time visitors to the history-filled city, this half-day, private walking tour of Bologna covers top attractions. Listen to in-depth commentary from your own art historian guide, and enjoy a personalized travel experience adapted to you and your party. Highlights include Piazza Maggiore, the Basilica di San Petronio, and the Mercato di Mezzo.
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Walking Tour of FerraraCultural Tours

Walking Tour of Ferrara

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Be sure to see both the famous sights and hidden gems in the Renaissance city of Ferrara with this guided walking tour. Take a deep dive into the history of this UNESCO-listed treasure, visiting its imposing cathedral, castle, and palace with a guide to learn more about these architectural highlights. You’ll also take in the former Jewish Ghetto as well as hidden cloisters and gardens—all in just a few hours.
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San Luca Experience Guided Tour With Ascent By Panoramic TrainLuxury Tours

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San Luca Experience Guided Tour With Ascent By Panoramic Train

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What makes this guided tour unique is the view of Bologna from above, the history of the sanctuary and the view of the longest portico in the world. The journey will be made by the San luca Express train which connects the city to the Sanctuary in a panoramic way
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Full Day Ravenna & Bologna Tour of Must-See Sites with Native Top-Rated GuideDay Trips

Full Day Ravenna & Bologna Tour of Must-See Sites with Native Top-Rated Guide

Take a journey in this culturally rich, deeply historic and well-preserved towns, with our exclusive walking tour for a unique and unforgettable experience. You will see the highlights of Ravenna, with its mosaics, and Bologna just in one day with a top rated & local guide. The tour will start in Ravenna where you will spend about 3 hours, then you will travel by train or your own car to Bologna where the guide will led another 3 hours tour.
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Walking Tour of Bologna for InstagramHalf-day Tours

Walking Tour of Bologna for Instagram

The first visit to Bologna is always an exciting discovery; some fall in love with its narrow and ancient streets; some enjoy walking under its magic and never-ending porticos and yet some just relax with a glass of wine and a dish of cold cuts. This amazing tour offers to the photography enthusiasts a unique perspective of the city, combining a pleasant bike tour with the best photo stops: you will be able to capture and immortalize many significant moments of the tour through wonderful picture shots. Your passion for framing and details will combine with the pleasure of discovering Bologna’s culture and traditions. Throughout the tour you will enjoy plenty of stops inside the city centre and its surroundings, admiring incredible sites out of the tourist classic tracks, in an unforgettable experience.
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Private 90 Minutes Kickstart Tour of Bologna with a LocalLuxury Tours

Private 90 Minutes Kickstart Tour of Bologna with a Local

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First time in Bologna? Wondering where to go and what to see in this traditional city? We got you! Kickstart your time in Bologna with a 90-minute introduction to the town with the help of your favorite local. See the best local spots of Bologna and discover the city through the eyes of a local. On this private tour, you’ll visit the must-see hangout spots of the city, but also see hidden places that will give an authentic feeling of the town. Enjoy the atmosphere and views from beautiful Piazzas and, hear all about the oldest University in the western world as you walk down Via Zamboni. Ready for a unique private journey as a local? Get your recommendations from your local host plus extra tips and tricks on what to see and do in Bologna. Get insights on the local lifestyle and find out true stories about the city’s past as you take in historical, full-of-life Bologna. Historical facts, local stories, and great tips & tricks. What can be more awesome than that?
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Dozza Tour Guide And Wine TastingWine Tasting & Winery Tours

Dozza Tour Guide And Wine Tasting

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Dozza is located in the province of Bologna and is the most colorful medieval village I have ever seen: the walls of the houses that overlook its alleys are open-air paintings, in which spectacular works of art have been painted. Dozza is part of the club of "The most beautiful villages in Italy" and walking through its streets you will fill your eyes with pure beauty.
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Ice-Cream Bike Tour in BolognaBike & Mountain Bike Tours

Ice-Cream Bike Tour in Bologna

A bike tour to combine the incredibly rich and vast historic and cultural heritage of Bologna with its likewise famous and delicious ice-cream! You will admire the incredible characteristics of Bologna’s architecture, like the famous porticoes and the ancient defensive towers and be fascinated by its cultural heritage riding through the medieval “Jewish Ghetto”, seeing the oldest University in Europe and visiting the amazing Church of Santo Stefano or Sette Chiese. Cycling between the majestic Piazza Maggiore enclosed by some of the most important buildings in the city, and the main landmarks of the city an ice-cream tasting will make your experience unforgettable: you will in fact be guided to 2 of the best artisanal ice-cream shops in Bologna. Depending on the weather conditions, your guides will take you to the Giardini Margherita park, with its Art Nouveau chalet and English style gardens, for a nice green stroll in the shade and an ice-cream.
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Bologna City Walking TourCultural Tours

Bologna City Walking Tour

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Enjoy a classic walking tour through the streets of central Bologna visiting its main cultural attractions. Explore some of the picturesque squares, archiginnasio and beautiful city buildings on this 2-hour group tour
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Private Modena Day Trip for Foodies: Highlights, Cheese & Balsamic with a LocalDay Trips

Private Modena Day Trip for Foodies: Highlights, Cheese & Balsamic with a Local

Hop on your local host's car and admire beautiful landscapes of Italy's countryside. Welcome to the heart of Parmigiano Reggiano land! Visit a Parmigiano factory where you can see the original production of the King of cheeses. Taste different ages of this famous cheese and other milky products. A day trip to Modena must have a Balsamic Vinegar tasting, and this experience takes you to meet a family that has been on the balsamic business for generations. Explore the ancient Roman city and see its highlights unfold before your eyes. Take a look at astonishing Piazza Grande and beautiful Duomo di Modena that is a historical landmark that must be seen during your stay at Bologna! Visit home of the Italian Army Academy - the beautiful Palace of Este family in Piazza Roma. Feeling hungry? Visit one of the most beautiful markets in Italy and have a look at rows of fresh produces that you can try. Get insights from your local host and discover the flavors of traditional Italy.
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Bologna By Night Food & Wine Walking TourLuxury Tours

Bologna By Night Food & Wine Walking Tour

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Allow yourself an evening break enjoying a walk in the historic center where you can discover the secrets of the city while having fun with a drink and a taste of typical products.  Program: Meeting in Piazza del Nettuno  Piazza Maggiore Via D'Azeglio Piazza Galvani Quadrilatero Historical market Two towers Piazza Santo Stefano Tasting
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Eat like a local in Bologna: private and personalizedHalf-day Tours

Eat like a local in Bologna: private and personalized

Discover why Italians call Bologna “La Grassa” (the fat one) on a 100% personalized private food experience with a local host hand-picked to suit your interests. Experience the city’s decadent cuisine and Emilia-Romagna’s fantastic produce as you share antipasti followed by two courses and two drinks per person at an authentic restaurant locals love. Leave with insider foodie tips to see you through your stay.
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Ferrara Bike TourDay Trips

Ferrara Bike Tour

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One of the jewels of the Emilia-Romagna region, the UNESCO-listed city of Ferrara is famous for its lavish architecture. Get up close and personal with the city and its sights on an immersive bike tour. Explore the banks of the River Po, see the moated Castello Estense, discover the Ferrara Cathedral, and learn about the ruling Este dynasty, who made Ferrara a major capital of Renaissance Europe.
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Private and personalized experience: see Bologna with a localDay Trips

Private and personalized experience: see Bologna with a local

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Follow one of our friendly hosts around the walled medieval city as they show you the best of what their home has to offer. You’ll feel as if you’re exploring the vibrant piazzas and cobbled stone streets with a friend as you pop into stores, marvel at the towering turrets of the Due Torri and enjoy a creamy gelato. Whether you want to tick off the most famous attractions like Piazza Maggiore, San Petronio Church, Mercato di Mezzo and the Fontana di Nettuno or simply amble down the sidewalks and follow your feet, the day is yours! Within 24 hours after booking you'll receive a short questionnaire about your personality and interests. Based on your responses, you'll be assigned a like-minded host. Your host will communicate with you directly to suggest an itinerary to help you discover what makes the city unique. You will also agree on a meeting time and place. Your itinerary is flexible, so during the experience, you can always change your mind about what you want to do.
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Three Days in Bologna and Modena between Motor Culture and CuisineMulti-day Tours

Three Days in Bologna and Modena between Motor Culture and Cuisine

I therefore want to give you some suggestions to discover Bologna, the red, the learned and the fat. Why is it so called? Red for the colors of the bricks with which the towers and palaces were built and for the political alignment of the inhabitants and for the car and engine houses that are located between Modena and Bologna. Dotta because it has the oldest university in the world. Cradle of culture. Fat for food (tortellini, lasagna, mortadella) and for the rounded shapes of the Bolognese girls. A three-day guided tour with guide and guide to discover the secrets of Bologna and its surroundings. A journey for everyone, a 360 ° view of the capital of Emilia thanks to our certified guides and escorts.
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Ravenna's Heritage Highlights Private Day Trip with a LocalDay Trips

Ravenna's Heritage Highlights Private Day Trip with a Local

How much Italian heritage can you pack into one day? The answer is ‘a lot’ when you go on a private day trip to the fabulous city of Ravenna! Your friendly and knowledgeable local host will be by your side as you travel by train from Bologna, to show you all the iconic sights and help bring history alive with facts, stories, and insights. Fast forward 1500 years, and much of heritage that is still intact, from Byzantine basilicas to a beautifully preserved royal mausoleum. In fact, there are no fewer than 8 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Ravenna! Of all its many treasures, the city is best known for its mosaics, and you’ll be taken to see some exquisite examples. Beyond these mosaics are plenty more fabulous sights, including the marble basin of the Neonian Baptistry, the 570 golden stars inside the Mausoleo of Galla Placidia, and the eye-catching mix of architecture at the octagonal Basilica of San Vitale. If you’re interested in history at all, this is a must-do trip!
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