Bologna : a walk into history

Bologna, Italy

From $177.31

per group (up to 15)

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


The city of Bologna is a rich tapestry of art, culture, cuisine, and music—a UNESCO–listed gem in the heart of Italy. On this morning or afternoon walking tour, follow your guide through Bologna’s medieval streets and find out what makes the city special. Hear the stories behind top attractions including Piazza Maggiore, the Quadrilatero, and the 14th-century San Petronio Basilica, and gain insight into Bologna’s colorful past.
  • See the best of UNESCO–listed Bologna on foot with your guide
  • Discover top attractions including the Quadrilatero and San Petronio Basilica
  • Hear the secrets and hidden backstories behind the city’s landmarks
  • Choice of morning or afternoon tour to suit your schedule

What's Included

  • Professional guide
  • entrance ticket to the Archiginnasio

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting points

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Start time

10:00 AM

End point

  • Via dell'Indipendenza
    Via dell'Indipendenza, Bologna BO, Italy

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Operated by Elisa Cornacchia

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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A trip filled with steps into the past!
Chris_C, Jun 2019
Our guide Elisa was a a gentle introduction to the heritage of Bologna. Full of information and more than helpful in answering all manner of questions as we spent almost 3 hours walking through history. Beginning at the piazza maggiore and the large unfinished looking church, to city hall and the former jail. We stood at the talking walls before walking through porticos to the religious complex of St Stefano. We saw how the people of Bologna have always tried to do things their way, trying to foil a Pope as well as the French under Napoleon. We viewed the university strategically placed by a Pope , learned about Valsalva , a famous teacher at the university whose name stays with the technique to clear the ears when adjusting to altitude. It was interesting, well paced and informative . Highly recommended.
Excellent Experience
Katherine_G, May 2019
Our tour with Elisa was excellent; great quality, good speed, and lots of interesting knowledge that we wouldn't have had otherwise. She was able to answer all of our questions, and was very engaging for the whole experience. I would 100% recommend this experience.