Bologna Private Walking Tour

Bologna, Italy

From $208.00

Price varies by group size

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


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.
  • 2-hour private walking tour in Bologna
  • Visit the Basilica of San Petronio and the two famous leaning towers
  • Learn about the city's historic university and visit its anatomic theater
  • Explore the Quadrilatero neighborhood
  • Get plenty of personalized attention from your private guide

What's Included

  • Professional Local Expert Guide
  • Private Tour
  • Food and drinks

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Piazza Maggiore
    Piazza Maggiore, Bologna BO, Italy

    Near the the Neptune Statue in Piazza Maggiore. Your guide will be holding a LivTours sign.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Meet your private guide in the Piazza Maggiore, the largest square in the city located in the heart of historic Bologna. Learn about the Medieval buildings surrounding the square, which has been a center of life in Bologna for centuries. Some of the structures around the square today include the Sala Borsa Public Library and city's municipal offices as well as charming cafes and shops.

Visit the massive Basilica of San Petronio, dominating one side of the Piazza Maggiore. Walk to the nearby leaning towers of Bologna, one of the city's symbols. One of the towers was once home to Bologna's university – the oldest continuously-operated university in the world. Learn about this important historic university, and visit its remarkable anatomic theater.

Admire the graceful porticoes that cover Bologna's sidewalks. These provide shelter from sun and rain, making it a more comfortable walk to visit the city's museums, galleries, piazzas, and churches.

Explore the maze of streets in the Quadrilatero neighborhood. See the colorful old market. Get insider tips on hidden gems and main attractions from your guide.


On this enchanting private walking tour through the city of Bologna you will visit numerous, interesting and off-the-beaten-path places. A network of porticos along the streets of the center makes this city unique. Walking under the porticos, protected from the sun and the rain, makes it possible to reach many important museums, galleries, main squares and religious buildings, which holds an unexpected patrimony of works of art.

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Piazza Maggiore

The tour commences in the largest square, Piazza Maggiore, located in the ancient part of Bologna. Its medieval buildings have witnessed Bologna’s vibrant public life and intense economic activity for centuries. Nowadays, these historical sites are combined with the latest functional places: Sala Borsa Public Library, the Municipal offices, shops and Cafés.

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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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Our guide was highly professional...
Hiroshi K, Sep 2017
Our guide was highly professional and knowledgeable. We particularly enjoyed the underground museum of City Hall, as well as University of Bologna, the true core of Bologna tour we would say. She made our visit to Bologna very valuable.