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

Badge of ExcellenceBologna, Italy

From $162.05

Price varies by group size

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 3 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Feel like you're exploring Bologna 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 city, and get personalized tips on how to make the most of your Italian holiday.
  • Get a customized overview of Bologna on a private, half-day walking tour
  • See top landmarks like Piazza Maggiore and discover hidden gems
  • Hear what it's like to live in Bologna and ask all the questions you want
  • Learn how to avoid tourist traps and find the best food and deals in the city

What's Included

  • Private guide
  • Private Tour
  • Entrance tickets for Archiginnasio Palace or viewpoint
  • CO2 Neutral: all tours carbon emissions are offset
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entrance for other attractions then mentioned not included

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Via Rizzoli, 1/2
    Via Rizzoli, 1/2, 40125 Bologna BO, Italy

    In front of Giannino Stoppani Bookshop, Via Rizzoli, 1/2

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Piazza Maggiore

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free


30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Operated by Withlocals

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Mario is the best
Craig_C, Jun 2022
Mario was amazing. The tour was detailed and he went out of his way to teach us the history of Bologna. Some tours are good and then there is the occasional great tour. Mario was great!
A Local that can't take you to the sights!
Megan_J, Aug 2019
We liked Chiara, she was a very nice person and we got on well with her but... She is a local that can not take us to all the famous sights of Rome because she is not a licensed 'tour guide' and will be fined if caught... Yes, we asked for a local to give us her view of Rome but expected to walk past and hear about the famous sights as well. I thought that was what we would be paying for... A little disappointed by this, and also she seemed a little bored towards the end and cut our walk short by half and hour. Probably because there was nothing else to show us since we could not see the sights!!