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Bologna is known for its elegant, arched porticoes that stretch for some 25 miles (40km) around its streets. Steeped in history, these covered walkways all have stories to tell, and there’s no better way to learn about them than from a private guide. Check out the most interesting porticoes, hear about their history and learn about the traditional wooden examples that helped solve the city’s medieval housing shortage.


  • Private walking tour of Bologna’s porticoes
  • Bologna's porticoes stretch 25 miles (40 kilometers)
  • See medieval wooden porticoes in the old town
  • Admire 700 years of architectural styles from Romanesque to Liberty

What You Can Expect

Private Tour: Bologna's Porticoes Walking Tour

Bologna's Porticoes Private Walking Tour

Porticoes are the arteries of the city, under which an endless stream of humans hurry along their way, day and night. Over the years the Porticoes have completely altered the face and character of the city. In old town you can see Medieval wooden porticoes or marvelous arches from the Cinquecento or Seicento. Built from 1200 to 1900, all the styles and decorations of Bologna's signature architectural feature, from Romanesque to Liberty.

This in-depth, hassle-free private tour is hosted by a professional guide. Please list any special interests you have at the time of booking to alert your guide, so that he or she can prepare for your private tour.

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