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Bologna City Walking Tour

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    What to Expect
    Meet your guide for either the morning or afternoon walking tour, where you get headphones (if the group is larger than eight) in order to better hear the guide during your visit.

    The first major attractions you see are right in Piazza Maggiore, including the Neptune Fountain (Fontana del Nettuno in Italian) that has become one of the city symbols, and the Basilica di San Petronio. The enormous church is unfinished outside, and there are some interesting features inside which your guide will point out.

    Your next stop is the Piazza della Mercanzia, where food stalls line side streets so you can see the colorful produce that’s in season and local to this region. Then, make your way to the Archiginnasio, which was once the home of the University of Bologna—the world’s oldest university, opened in the 11th century.

    After basking in the glow of Bologna’s historic university, walk to the Church of Santa Maria della Vita to see an impressive collection of 15th-century life-sized terracotta figures mourning the dead Christ.

    The final stop on your tour is at the base of the Two Towers in the heart of historic Bologna, known as the Due Torri in Italian. The Asinelli is the taller tower, which you can climb (not part of the tour), while the Garisenda’s tilt is too severe to allow climbers.
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    Departure Point
    Piazza Maggiore, Bologna BO, Italy
    Return Details
    Due Torri, 40125 Bologna, Metropolitan City of Bologna, Italy
    • English and Italian speaking Professional guide
    • Earphones
    • The Bank holiday days of April 25th, May 1st, June 2nd, August 15th will run on as per Sunday's schedule at 10.30AM.
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • The tour is both in English and Italian
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • NB: Dressing appropriately is required to enter some places of worship. It is recommended to cover shoulders and knees, and you must wear shoes.
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 2 days ago

    We joined a small group tour on Sunday morning at 10.30am led by Margerita. Fortunately (for us) she was able to guide us solely in English so we didn't have to run through everything in numerous languages. We thought the tour was excellent - hugely...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank MGSreject
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    I'm surprised at some of the other reviews here because my tour with Celia, departing the Welcome Bologna office in Piazza Maggiore was excellent. We visited many places and Celia pointed out things that you would not know if you walked by yourself; the measuring...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank hotelpools46
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    Our guide Jada seemed knowledgeable in culture facts, but it all was lost on the ACTUAL tour. First of all most of the audio devices didn’t work properly and our guide treated the situation casually, saying it was ‘up to us’ to decide between the...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Florin S
    Reviewed 12 September 2019 via mobile

    I never made the tour. There were no directions given. When I called Customer Service I was sent to voice mail and received a vague response. I’m very unhappy about losing my money. I will think twice before choosing another excursion.

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank classicaltrips
    Reviewed 25 July 2019

    + well informed and motivated guide + Beautyfull stopping points (cathedral, university, city palace,...) - Some time was lost due to the bilangual explanations (Because other reviewer believe the visitation of the cathedral to be a problem with the clothing: there is a guy with...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Thomas L
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    13 August 2019|
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    Response from ssharmawrites | Reviewed this property |
    2 hours including time inside of the church
    22 April 2019|
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    Response from Sandra B |
    We took a 3pm tour but I am not sure if the times vary. The times are listed when you search them.
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