Bologna Highlights Small Group Tour with a Local Guide

If you’re fascinated by art and history you’ll relish the chance to visit piazza Maggiore which includes the palaces constructed for public (...)

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Overview Location: Bologna, Italy
Itinerary
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Stop At: Fontana del Nettuno, Piazza del Nettuno, 40124 Bologna Italy

This small group tour, for a maximum of 14 people, is a great way to discover Bologna with others! It provides an insight into the history of this small and ancient city.

A local and top rated guide will meet you in the city centre, before taking you to explore this beautiful city. There’s no need to worry about the weather, no matter if it’s raining or sweltering, there are nearly 40 kilometres of porticos to keep you dry or shaded, and nearly every significant attraction in the city is just a few minutes' walk.

The starting point will be the graceful Neptune fountain,

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Basilica di San Petronio, Piazza Maggiore, 40124 Bologna Italy

The unfinished façade of the Basilica dominates one side of the piazza Maggiore, where you will admire the elegant town hall and the Governor’s Palace

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Piazza Maggiore, Bologna Italy

If you’re fascinated by art and history you’ll relish the chance to visit piazza Maggiore which includes the palaces constructed for public administration (Palazzo del Podestà, Palazzo di Re Enzo and Palazzo del Capitano del popolo)

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, Via Santo Stefano 24, 40125 Bologna Italy

You will also stop to admire Santo Stefano complex

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell, Piazza di Porta Ravegnana, 40126 Bologna Italy

Not far from the Palace are the famous towers, Asinelli and Garisenda, which were referenced by Dante in his ‘Divine Comedy’. These towers appear to lean even more dramatically than the famous leaning tower of Pisa, due to their narrow shape.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Finestrella di Via Piella, Via Piella, Bologna Italy

You’ll also have chance to see one of the ‘lost’ canals of Bologna. A small window on via Piella provides a rare glimpse of a canal dating back to the Middle Age, dug to bring the waters of the two rivers into the city centre

Duration: 10 minutes

What you can expect If you’re fascinated by art and history you’ll relish the chance to visit piazza Maggiore which includes the palaces constructed for public administration (Palazzo del Podestà, Palazzo di Re Enzo and Palazzo del Capitano del popolo), as well as piazza del Nettuno, the Santo Stefano complex, San Petronio, Asinelli and Galisenda towers and much more.

Our expert English-speaking guide will share interesting anecdotes and urban legends as you wander by some of the city’s best known monuments, as well as explore hidden canals and porticos.

Bologna is a truly magical place and this tour is sure to be an unforgettable experience!

Practical information


What's inside

  • Top rated guide
  • Entrance tickets
  • Small group tour up to 14 people
  • Entry/Admission - Basilica di San Petronio
  • Entry/Admission - Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano
  • Entry/Admission - Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell

What's NOT inside

  • Pick up/ drop off

Additional info

  • Refundable up to 4 business days prior to the travel date minus a 7% administrative fee.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers

Departure point:

Piazza del Nettuno, 40124 Bologna BO, Italy

Duration:

2 hours 30 minutes

Frequency:

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Departure time:

9:30 AM

Return details:

Returns to original departure point