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San Petronio Basilica (Basilica di San Petronio)
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San Petronio Basilica (Basilica di San Petronio) Tours and Tickets

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Dedicated to the fifth-century bishop Petronius, who became Bologna’s patron saint, the San Petronio Basilica (Basilica di San Petronio) dominates Piazza Maggiore in the heart of the city. One of the largest churches in the world and a soaring example of Gothic grandeur, the basilica Is a highlight of any Bologna city tour.

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The 10 Tastings of Bologna With Locals: Private Food Tour
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The 10 Tastings of Bologna With Locals: Private Food Tour

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Language barriers can make it tricky to know the best things to order at Bologna restaurants, but with this private food tour, eliminate menu guesswork and enjoy the company of a private foodie guide. Visit a variety of different eateries, and sample 10 local specialties along the way—from savory to sweet, and even local drinks. Potential bites include tortellini, local cheese, piadina (Italian flatbread), and fresh fruit.
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  • 3 hours
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$132.45
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$132.45
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Bologna City Walking Tour

Bologna City Walking Tour

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Enjoy a tour through the streets of the historic center of Bologna, in the company of a licensed tour guide, to discover all the secrets that this unique city hides. You will discover one of the most impressive churches in the world, San Petronio, and stroll through some of the most evocative squares in the city, which have inspired great songwriters such as Lucio Dalla or Gianni Morandi! You will fall in love with the narrow streets of the historic market and will remain with your nose up in front of the elegant grandeur of the Asinelli Tower, the last bastion of the medieval grandeur of the city.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$20.70
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$20.70

Secret Food Tours Bologna w/ Private Tour Option

Secret Food Tours Bologna w/ Private Tour Option

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Treat your hungry self to a food tour of Bologna, and discover why the city is known for its love of gastronomy. With a local guide, you’ll savor breakfast, then sample fresh pasta, balsamic vinegar, cheese, wine, gelato, and even a secret dish—to be revealed on the tour. Explore the city by foot in between tastings, and learn about Bologna and its food heritage through the tour. Just let the local supplier know in advance if you have special dietary requirements.
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  • 4 hours
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$90.02
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$90.02

Classic Walking Tour Bologna

Classic Walking Tour Bologna

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Bologna is rich in cultural and culinary treasures. Experience both with this walking tour that touches on the city’s top sights before ending with a tasting of famed local specialties in a landmark gourmet shop. Explore highlights like Piazza Maggiore and the Two Towers and learn about their history and architecture from your guide. Cap off your tour with a stop in a local delicatessen to sample area wine and delicacies.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$108.65
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CSTRents - Bologna Segway PT Authorized Tour

CSTRents - Bologna Segway PT Authorized Tour

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See Bologna, with its narrow streets, crooked medieval towers and miles and miles of arcaded walkways, from a different perspective: from a Segway. Cruise around this handsome Italian city on a Segway, learning about the history of each place, and seeing major landmarks, such as the five-hundred-year-old Fountain of Neptune, the Basilica di Santo Stefano, and much more. This small-tour is limited to just eight participants, which means you’ll get plenty of attention from the local guide.
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  • 3 hours
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$115.37
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Highlights & Hidden Gems With Locals: Best of Bologna Private Tour

Highlights & Hidden Gems With Locals: Best of Bologna Private Tour

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Avoid the hassle of keeping up with a large group and explore Bologna with a private guide. Take in the best of the city in just a few hours, including the main Piazza Maggiore and its basilica and Neptune Fountain, the Two Towers, and the historic market. Opt to visit the Archiniginnasio Palace or the panoramic terrace and relax over a drink at the oldest “osteria” in the city.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$115.89
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Guided Walking Tour of the Historic Center of Bologna
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Guided Walking Tour of the Historic Center of Bologna

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Make the most of your day in Bologna with this guided walking tour that touches on the city’s A-list sights in just hours. Stroll beneath the UNESCO-listed porticoes to the main Piazza Maggiore to visit Basilica of San Petronio and Fountain of Neptune, gaze up at the twin medieval towers - a symbol of the city - and admire other significant city landmarks while you learn about Bologna's long history and famed cuisine.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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$51.74

Old Town Bologna: Murder Mystery City Game

Old Town Bologna: Murder Mystery City Game

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Inject some fun into your Bologna sightseeing with this app-based quest that leads you through the old town and past the city’s main landmarks. Follow clues to take in the Piazza Grande, the Two Towers, the oldest university in Europe, and more while learning about their history and lore. Choose your start time and finish the game in an hour or take breaks to explore at your own pace.
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  • 1 hour
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$5.16
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$5.16
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Prendiparte Sky Experience

Prendiparte Sky Experience

Enjoy an exclusive bird’s-eye view over the city of Bologna with this ticket to the observation terrace topping the historic Prendiparte Tower in the heart of the old town. Perched 12 floors above the city streets, this panoramic terrace offers unbeatable views from a height of almost 200 feet. On your way up the internal staircase, view the tower’s newly restored prison cells, many with inscriptions from former inmates.
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  • 30 minutes
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$5.17
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Bologna Self-Guided Audio Tour

Bologna Self-Guided Audio Tour

Short and highly selective information in the audio commentary for tourist attractions in around Bologna Highlights of this Self-Guided Audio Tour • It allows you to go as per your own convenience of time, pace and location; skip the content that doesn't interest you, and listen longer to content that does interest you. • Not necessary to download any location tracking apps. Audio guide can be listened online (or) offline. •Available in multiple languages, you can choose the one you’re most comfortable with. • It is one of the best options with lowest price when compared to hiring a tour guide. •If you have any questions about any attractions. No worries, we will answer in your language instantly by message.
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  • 1 to 6 hours
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$5.00
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Historical Tour of Bologna
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Historical Tour of Bologna

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Discover the history of Bologna during a half-day sightseeing tour. Meet your guide for a city stroll led by a local art lover with deep knowledge of artistic masterpieces, history, food stories, and legends. Learn about local traditions and art during a tour that features popular sites including Piazza Maggiore, Palazzo d’Accursio, and Basilica di San Patronio.
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  • 3 hours to 3 hours 30 minutes
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Bologna: the red medieval pearl and its delicious food (private tour)
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Bologna: the red medieval pearl and its delicious food (private tour)

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Experience the food culture of the Apennine Mountains between Florence and Bologna — a region beloved for its cuisine. On this food-focused day trip, you’ll travel with a private guide to visit producers of two traditional ingredients from the region: Parmigiano Reggiano and balsamic vinegar. A basic cooking class, lunch, and tours are included, along with visits to a historic castle and abbey.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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$269.04
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$269.04
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Bologna Private Tours with Locals: 100% Personalized, See the City Unscripted

Bologna Private Tours with Locals: 100% Personalized, See the City Unscripted

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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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  • 5 hours
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$238.13
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Highlights & Hidden Gems With Locals: Best of Bologna Private Tour

Highlights & Hidden Gems With Locals: Best of Bologna Private Tour

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Feel like you're exploring Rome with a local friend who knows all the best places to go, see and eat on a private half-day walking tour. Get introduced to the layout of the sprawling city and its major sights, plus explore historic bridges, hidden squares, and lively neighborhoods not on the typical tourist path. Learn what it's like to actually live in the ancient capital, and get personalized tips on how to make the most of your Roman holiday.
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  • 3 hours
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$115.89
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Private Tour: Secret Food Tours Bologna

Private Tour: Secret Food Tours Bologna

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Bologna is considered Italy’s culinary capital, the epicenter for specialties like fresh pasta, parmesan cheese, and prosciutto ham. Take a deep dive into the city’s cuisine with this tour led by a local foodie guide to discover the top spots for dining and imbibing. See some of the city’s top sights as you nibble and sip your way through the old town.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Private Local Tour Guide Bologna: Kickstart your Trip, 100% Personalized

Private Local Tour Guide Bologna: Kickstart your Trip, 100% Personalized

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Get a feel for Bologna on an intimate private walking tour. In addition to navigating and translating, your guide customizes the day’s itinerary according to your interests, planning stops at top landmarks and hidden gems loved by locals. Leave with an inside perspective on the city and a handle on its layout and transit system.
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  • 2 hours
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$108.02
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Welcome to Bologna! Private Walking Tour

Welcome to Bologna! Private Walking Tour

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This is the ideal tour of Bologna if you want to get to know the best of the city on a half-day walk in the historic center. You will discover the history and culture behind each building and you will also receive further information to make unique and unforgettable your stay. We will end up in the medieval market area where you can receive some suggestions for your lunch and dinner based on typical local products. The tour is carried out by a local expert and certified local guide.
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  • 2 hours 40 minutes
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Bologna Highlights Small Group Tour with a Local Guide

Bologna Highlights Small Group Tour with a Local Guide

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On this history-packed, small-group tour of Bologna, you’ll discover a mix of top attractions and under-the-radar sites. Wander along medieval-era canals, see a pair of towers that lean more than Pisa, and learn about the origins of the spectacular buildings in Piazza Maggiore. You’ll listen to entertaining facts and legends along the way.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$92.09
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Bologna Private Walking Tour

Bologna Private Walking Tour

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Explore the beautiful and historic capital of Emilia-Romagna on this private 2-hour walking tour in Bologna. See the highlights of the bustling city and hear about Bologna's university, the oldest in the world. Learn about Bologna's fascinating history, dating back to 1000 B.C., and how the city remains popular among Italian and international students. Discover this fascinating and Medieval town with your private guide.
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  • 2 hours
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$151.08
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$151.08
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Best of BOLOGNA on a Private Tour

Best of BOLOGNA on a Private Tour

An enchanting tour to discover the timeless atmosphere of the historical center of Bologna, the seat of the most ancient European university, dating back to 1088 A. D. This visit will give you the chance to witness the real heart of the city, walking through its most ancient area and monuments.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$258.69
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Discover Bologna an amazing city
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Discover Bologna an amazing city

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The beauty of Bologna is not only that it's got (almost) everything that you expect of a big city, but on a human scale, Bologna is not only the seat of the oldest Western World University, founded in 1088, it also has an established reputation of capital of gastronomy and a well preserved medieval city centre containing some 40 kilometres of porticoes built over 1,000 years.
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  • 3 hours
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Bologna in one day Tour experience

Bologna in one day Tour experience

How do the Bolognese live, eat and drink? What are the main attractions of the city? Why does the sight of San Luca make a Bolognese feel at home even if he is still on the street? All these questions will find the right answer in the tour designed to let you experience the city and all its secrets in the round: from morning to evening. It starts from Piazza del Nettuno, the meeting point of our tour, and then continues to Piazza Maggiore where you will admire the architectural and artistic grandeur of San Petronio. You will go to Piazza Galvani, where you will discover the secrets of the Archiginnasio and its Anatomical Theater. In Piazza Santo Stefano, the Bolognese lounge par excellence, you will get lost in the discovery of the 7 Churches. You will have lunch in the suggestive, and very good, historical market, and then resume your tour full of energy for the discovery of the Asinelli Tower, symbol of the city, and the breathtaking view that can be enjoyed from the Sanctuary of the Virgin of San Luca.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
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$175.91
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Bologna: 2-Hour Private Guided Walking Tour

Bologna: 2-Hour Private Guided Walking Tour

Join this guided tour of Bologna’s old center, one of the best preserved in Europe. You'll walk through fascinating squares and welcoming typical arcades, and have the chance to visit historical churches and stunning ancient palazzi.
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  • 2 hours
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$257.66
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Private 3-hour Walking Tour of Bologna with private official tour guide
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Private 3-hour Walking Tour of Bologna with private official tour guide

Bologna, the capital of the Reggio Emilia region, is one of the most historical cities in whole Italy. It’s existence dates back to 1000 BC. The city hosts the first university in the whole World. You will enjoy, with your private official tour guide, getting to know the most emblematic and representative sites of the city. Bologna has a very active public life and high economic activy. Enjoy this walking tour of Bologna. Pick up will be set from a centrally located meeting point in the city of Bologna, always walking distance. If your hotel is walking distance, please include this at the time of booking. Amongst other monuments, please enjoy these sites: - Piazza Maggiore - Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell - Basilica di San Petronio - Archiginnasio di Bologna SAVE COVID-19 SAFE - As this is a private tour we take care of maintaining social distance.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$229.72
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