• Location: Bologna, Italy
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
From USD $ 88.41 View price calendar

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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

What You Can Expect

Private Tour: Classical Bologna Walking Tour

Classical Bologna 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.

Customer Reviews

Nancy D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

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

Berit O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

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

Justin H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

My guide Camilla was wonderful, a truly delightful!!

Eloísa G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Tourguide Federico Angelini: Exceptional Tour given by professional tourguide. We completed the Classical Bologna Walking Tour visiting the World's First University Museum, the cathedral, and several museums. Along our walk we were shown all the historical sites and given the significance of each in an organized manner, providing us a timeline of the city. Our guide knew the painter/sculptor of each painting/sculpture we viewed, as well as it's significance in art history. He knew where to take us and modified our walk to our pace and taste. His English was outstanding and his mannerism was delightful. We would certainly choose to take this tour again and any others because of his professionalism. Thank you very much!!!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Personal tour was great!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Elisabetta is a wonderful guide with an amazing head for facts and dates history of Bologna and the surrounding areas. We learned so much in such a fun way that we never would have learned without such a knowledgeable guide.

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