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Bologna By Run: Sightseeing Running Tours provided by Bologna by Run

Bologna By Run: Sightseeing Running Tours

Bologna By Run: Sightseeing Running Tours
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With our sightseeing running tours you will breathe in the magic that is Bologna and be part of its ancient and medieval history. Far from the anxieties of traditional tourism, your adventure with your running guide will be unforgettable as you learn about Bologna, feel good, and better appreciate the fabric of the city, its history, and its soul. Three tours are available to better satisfy the runner/tourists needs and tastes. Nevertheless, all three offer the chance to appreciate distinct facets of the dazzling cultural, architectural and natural beauty of this unique city.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 67000P1
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
Local guide • Private tour
Exclusions
Food and drinks • Entry/Admission - Torre Azzoguidi (detta Altabella)
Duration
1h
Departure details
Location Name: All tours officially depart from near the the two towers of the Bologna historical center. Guests will be accompanied from their hotels to the exact departure location (if the hotel is located in the city center, otherwise details will be provided by the local service provider) Return Location: Tour ends in the Piazza Maggiore.
Bologna, Bologna, Province of Bologna, Emilia-Romagna
Inclusions
Local guide • Private tour
Exclusions
Food and drinks • Entry/Admission - Torre Azzoguidi (detta Altabella)
Departure details
Location Name: All tours officially depart from near the the two towers of the Bologna historical center. Guests will be accompanied from their hotels to the exact departure location (if the hotel is located in the city center, otherwise details will be provided by the local service provider) Return Location: Tour ends in the Piazza Maggiore.
Bologna, Bologna, Province of Bologna, Emilia-Romagna
Duration
1h
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Not recommended for travellers with back problems
Not wheelchair accessible
Minimum age is 18 years
A maximum of 6 people per booking
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Itinerary
  • Start
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Torre Azzoguidi (detta Altabella)
    Stop: 3 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 2
    Parco della Montagnola
    Stop: 3 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Piazza Verdi
    Stop: 3 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Piazza Santo Stefano
    Stop: 3 minutes
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Angelina&Marc
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Wake up and run, even more during holidays
Sep 2019
When we heard about Bologna by run, and discovered that it starts at 7 a.m., it took a bit of an effort to register - but it was definitively worth it! We discovered a rather quiet city and enjoyed the run with Alessandro's very interesting comments and stories about his city. It was a real personal tour. Alessandro not only adapted the speed, but also the tour itself. As we came by bike from the camping ground to the meeting point, he decided that it would be wiser to bring our bikes to a bike station instead of locking them at the street.

Actually the tour did not end after the run, because Alessandro left us some recommendations to visit during the day. And then, in the afternoon, we were really glad to have seen the places like Piazza Santo Stefano and Piazza Maggiore in the morning with fewer people.
Written 2 October 2019
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It is a great pleasure to read your nice review, especially when you highlighted that early morning Running Tours are out of the crowds. Hope that your considerations will come in handy for our next guests. Thank you very much again !
Written 11 November 2019
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Julie S
Cincinnati, OH8 contributions
Fun way to star the morning
Sep 2019 • Couples
We had only one day in Bologna and it was great to run with allesandro. Luckily it was only my husband and me because I run slow and was worried I wouldn’t have been able to keep up with the group. Allesandro was patient and kept to my pace. We travelled about five miles in 80 minutes and stopped along the way several times to learn about an interesting building or see a pretty view.
Written 20 September 2019
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Hallo Julies, we are delighted to read your nice review and excellente run&fun experience through our city. Grazie mille and Happy Running !
Written 11 November 2019
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Steve K
Doncaster, UK5 contributions
Fantastic way to get some exercise and see a City in all it's glory.
May 2019 • Couples
Enjoyed a fantastic early morning run with Andrea and Pietro. I'd recommend anyone to do this activity as you get to see the City before it wakes up properly. The sun was up and the knowledge from Andrea was excellent.
Written 10 June 2019
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Hallo Steve, thank you very much for your review. Nice tour, but on top of that socializing atmosphere, sport and joking always around. Happy Running !
Written 11 November 2019
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Elisabeth
2 contributions
Highly recommended: exploring Bologna on a run with Andrea
Apr 2019 • Solo
If you're visiting Bologna, are a keen runner and enjoy running in the morning (before the city wakes up!), this is for you: exploring Bologna on a run with Andrea, who is a wonderful, enthusiastic and knowledgeable running tour guide. Highly recommended! I had booked the Towers and Porticoes tour and am hoping to book the Panorama tour on my next trip to Bologna. Grazie mille, Andrea, per questa visita guidata molto particolare!
Written 18 April 2019
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Dear Elisabeth, we would like to thank you for your first-grade review. According to what you write we are looking forward to waiting for you next time in Bologna ! Next time we are going to try to lead you directly in German. Kind Regards
Written 22 April 2019
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JMac
3 contributions
The perfect way to see the city
Dec 2018 • Couples
My husband and I went on this tour in December and absolutely loved it. As Andrea put it, "on this tour you just feel free," and that truly is how we felt. Rather than going around in a slow, lumbering tour group we were able to see and learn about the city in a way that was interactive and fun. You are also able to see so much more of the city than you would be able to on any walking tour because of your speed moving from place to place.

The running speed was perfect and we took enough stops to talk about the sites that the kilometers sped by. We were amazed by how far we ran when the tour came to a close. Andrea was also considerate to everyone's comfort level and made sure that the pace was not too fast or too slow.

Overall, this was the best tour I have ever been on. I hope the team continues to expand into other cities since it truly is the best way to tour a new destination!
Written 3 January 2019
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Dear Julia, we are so grateful for your review and we would like to thank you for having shared your enjoyable running experience in Bologna. We will do our best to expand our destinations in the future but in the meantime Happy Running !
Written 8 February 2019
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Jenny P
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States21 contributions
2 MEMORABLE TOURS - Highly recommend
Oct 2018 • Business
On a recent trip to Bologna, I met up with two different guides for running tours in Bologna.

Custom tour - I asked for a tour with some greenery and hills and I got everything I asked for! Alessandro met me at my apartment in the city and explained the plan for the run to be sure I was comfortable with it. Off we went into the hills to see many amazing views of Bologna. We were quickly on trails in the parks outside the city - I would never have found these on my own. He paced with me, so when I needed to walk, he was very good about that. I'd recommend this tour for anyone looking for longer mileage and/or a hill challenge. It was ~9 miles (15km) of running, but I could have customized for more or less hills and mileage as I wanted.

Porticos & Towers - this was the standard tour (attached) and Andrea was the guide. He was full of enthusiasm for and knowledge of Bologna. I'd recommend this tour as you arrive into Bologna as a way to get situated with the city and preview the sights before the crowds.

Andrea and Alessandro were very responsive, accommodated my requests for specific sights to see and were great to spend some time running with. They both graciously spoke in English, though were happy to teach some Italian. Also, they're native to Bologna and clearly are proud of their town - it was a pleasure to learn from them and get in an incredible workout.
Written 11 October 2018
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Good Morning Jenny, we are both thrilled to read that you had such an awesome running experience through town. It's going to follow another little italian tip for your future fluent italian. Ancora Grazie Mille
Written 12 October 2018
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Patrick-Dwight
Ottawa, Canada2 contributions
What an awesome way to discover Bologna!
Sep 2018 • Couples
This was such a fun an innovative way to discover Bologna! Andrea is a passionate and knowledgeable tour guide. And a great runner too! But don’t let the run part intimidate you if you aren’t a run enthusiast. He can easily adapt the tour and pace to your running level. Select an early morning time to avoid dodging crowds. The light and the city are so pretty then too. I highly reccomend this activity for anyone who is active and enjoys the outdoors.
Written 8 September 2018
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Dear Patrick, thank you for taking the time to review your running experience through Bologna and its surroundings. We hope that it has been an ideal tapering running before the Run Tune Up 2018 (Bologna Half Marathon). We wish you have a good time during the event !! Bologna by Run Staff
Written 9 September 2018
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Aurelio G
2 contributions
Visit Bologna? Better if you RUN it!
Sep 2018 • Friends
A very beautiful way to visit Bologna!
Interesting tour, good chat, beautiful places to discover.
Thanks a lot to the "Bologna by Run" staff.
Written 8 September 2018
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Ciao Aurelio, we would like to thank you for your review about our Sightseeing Running Tour out of the historical center of this morning. An event made possible by the collaboration with Run Tun Up 2018, in other words Bologna Half Marathon. Enjoy your future runs and races !
Written 8 September 2018
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Elisabetta E
3 contributions
Running To The Basilica of San Luca
It has been so magic climbing the 489 steps of the Colle della Guardia to the Basilica of San Luca (300 meters of altitude).

From the center it takes around 4km to reach the Basilica, running throughout the 666 arcades of the imminent UNESCO heritage Portico of San Luca.

Thank Alessandro & #BolognaByRun
Written 23 June 2018
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Thank you Elisabetta and congratulations for your good pace uphill towards San Luca ! Happy Running !
Written 18 September 2018
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andybjornjohnson
London, UK9 contributions
A perfect way to warm up for the London Marathon!
Apr 2018 • Business
I was in Bologna for work for just two days in the week before the London Marathon. I wanted to have one last training run, whilst also trying to squeeze in some sightseeing around my meetings. The tour was amazing: I got to see the city as it woke up, and we covered so much ground in the short time we had. The pace was nice and gentle and suitable for all sorts of runners. Andrea is a qualified tour guide and was able to give me so many interesting facts about the history and architecture of the city, as well as it's context within Italy and the wider world. We were able to stop for great photos, all of which he emailed to me after the tour along with a map of where we had run. I would definitely recommend booking this tour!
Written 11 May 2018
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Dear Andy, thank you for taking the time to review your running experience, an ideal tapering running before the London Marathon. Looking forward to seeing you, again soon. Bologna by Run Staff
Written 4 June 2018
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We had a wonderful time Alessandro was a great running instructor and a bologna enthusiastic. He gave us a long an
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