Private Bologna Walking Tour

Sightseeing, Walking
Meet your guide in Bologna. A visit to this city is an opportunity to discover the capital of Emilia Romagna famous for its medieval old town, among the best preserved in Europe. Bologna is a city still capable of surprising the visitors, rich in art, history and authentic places not distorted by mass tourism. Starting from Piazza Maggiore, the heart of the city, take your time to walk along the old centre to admire some of the most important buildings of the city: the Palazzo dei Banchi, the Palazzo del Podestà, the Palazzo Archiginnasio, the Palazzo dei Notai and the Palazzo del Comune with its beautiful courtyard and the staircase which leads to the monumental Farnese Chapel.
You will also be astonished by the unfinished facade of the Basilica of San Petronio, dedicated to the patron saint of Bologna, an overly ambitious project. Continue walking through the characteristic streets of the medieval market to reach Ravegnana Square with its famous Two Towers, Asinelli and Garisenda, the symbol of Bologna. Take a look to the complex of Santo Stefano, the religious heart of the city, before lunch (not included). While walking into the city center, you will see several food shops and craft stores, don’t miss the chance to taste the authentic Mortadella! After some relaxing time, you can take the opportunity to walk through the narrow streets of the Ghetto, where the history of the ancient Jewish community of Bologna is still present. Alternatively, it would be possible to visit the Church of St. Dominic, which preserves the precious Ark containing the body of the saint, who died in Bologna in 1221, or the complex of Santa Maria della Vita, with the Lamentation by Niccolò Dell’Arca. If you fancy a visit to a museum, Bologna offers plenty of permanent and temporary exhibitions, such as those at the National Gallery or the Medieval Museum (closed on Mondays).
Duration: 6 hrs

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