Private Tour: Classical Bologna Walking Tour

Bologna, Italy

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2 hours 30 minutes (Approx.)
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Offered in: English


Discover the center of Bologna, a maze of medieval streets and arcaded walkways, by booking this private walking tour with your own English-speaking and professional guide. This is best way to get the most out of Bologna in a short period of time and getting a lot of personalized attention from the guide.
  • 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 five-hour tour
  • Private English-speaking guide
  • Enjoy privileged, personalized attention from your guide on this special private walking tour
Explore the medieval center of Bologna with a private guide. Known as 'Red Bologna', for the soft red colors of many of its buildings and also the city's left-leaning politics, and 'Bologna the Fat,' because it's one of the best food cities in Europe, Emilia Romagna's largest city offers much to see and do.
Stroll around the streets with your guide, passing by Bologna University, the oldest university in Europe. Perambulate past dozens of palaces and churches as you walk along underneath the arcaded sidewalks. Bologna boasts 25 miles (40 kilometers) of covered arcaded walkways. Spend some time lingering in Piazza Maggiore. Stop by the Fountain of Neptune and learn about its history. Hear all about the two towers, the iconic symbols of the city, and learn why one of them is leaning. View the Medieval Market and Loggia Dei Mercanti, the Anatomy Theater (closed Saturday afternoon and Sunday), Basilica of San Petronio, the Archiginnasio and the Complex of Santo Stefano.
If you there's more time, extend the tour to include San Giacomo, the Oratory of Santa Cecilia, San Domenico of the Sanctuary of San Luca.
Because this is a private tour, consider letting the guide know before the tour about special interests so the guide can be fully prepared.

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Rosalind M H
, Sep 2018

Camilla was our tour guide and she efficiently maximized our time with a great overview tour of Bologna. She is a local who attended the University of Bologna. We stopped here between Florence and Milan, using TrenItalia, left our luggage at the train station pricey, but worth it, guarded the entire time, walked to the meeting point, did the tour, which also highlighted where we could double-back to explore more on our own. Our guide gave us a wonderful restaurant recommendation so we could enjoy real Bolognese in Bologna for lunch. Well worth the stop,

Diane P
, Jul 2018

My husband and I had a great time on this tour. We were the only two people, and Fabio our guide, was very knowledgeable and had a good sense of humor. Our tour went well beyond its five hours, and he took us to some amazing places. Bologna is a wonderful city, and this is the best way to see it.

Nancy D
, Nov 2017

We enjoyed our overview of Bologna. Our guide did a nice job of giving us options for learning about the city. What a beautiful place, full of history,energized by the University and music. We spent a few days there, but could easily go back to continue exploring.

Charles L
, Oct 2017

Our guide was great. She tailored the tour to our interests.

Berit O
, Sep 2017

Cinzia is an outstanding guide--knowledgeable, articulate, engaged, personable, and flexible in answering our questions and adjusting the tour to our particular interests. Bologna's neighborhoods and almost infinite secondary sights are definitely best experienced with a guide who adds so much detail that one simply could not know or even notice on your own. This tour was a wonderful follow-up to a prior day and a half exploring Bologna on our own. We highly recommend the tour and Cinzia.

John C
, Jul 2017

Very knowledgeable guide in Chiara who was very dilligent and professional. She was full of information and mentioned and pointed out many interesting things. I highly recommend the tour. John C Perth Australia

Victor S
, Apr 2017

This Private Tour was taken on March 29, 2017. Camilla was our Tour guide. She was knowledgeable and informative, an excellent guide, so I learned a lot about Bologna thanks to Camilla. My opinion is this 6 hr. Tour is a must. Mille grazie, Camilla!

Andree S
, Aug 2016

Cynthia was a great guide. I know we explored hidden gems that we would never have found on our own.

, Jul 2016

Guide was great. Good tour. Disappointed in the lack of ongoing communication from local guide coordinator. I was unsure of meeting place until I accidently found the guide waiting in the hotel lobby. Received confirming information on my iphone AFTER returning from the tour Time on the messages were both after scheduled departure time. Not very helpful.

Justin H
, Jun 2016

My guide Camilla was wonderful, a truly delightful!!

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