A walking tour of the beautiful historic centre of Bologna with a certified guide will show you the best sites in the centre. Discover the charm and culture of Emilia-Romagna’s capital and see why so many people have been seduced by it!
There’s only one way to truly explore the sights and sounds of Bologna, and that’s on foot. This walking tour of the historic centre will give you an overview of the most important historical buildings and squares of the city, before some shopping at an authentic market and a stop for delicious artisanal ice cream.
You’ll meet your knowledgeable and certified guide in Neptune Square. Here, you’ll be able to admire the incredible fountain dedicated to the God of the same name. Then it’s onto Piazza Maggiore, the square at the heart of the Old Town. Bolognesi have been gathering in this square since Medieval times, and it’s lined by some very important buildings. The Basilica of San Petronio is the 6th largest church in Europe, so don’t miss your chance to discover its secrets!
Not only will you enjoy the historical buildings around the main Piazza Maggiore, you’ll get to check out the world’s oldest library (there are some really hefty overdue book fines). Then, it’s into St. Stephen’s Square, where you will see the amazing Basilica. From there, you’ll be able to admire two of the finest examples of medieval architecture in the whole of Italy. The Asinelli and Garisenda Towers.
This walking tour of the historic centre of Bologna isn’t only about appreciating the city’s monuments and medieval architecture. Oh no, it’s a feast for the senses too! You’ll stop at the Quadrilateral market where you can see a number of traditional Italian food shops. Don’t miss trying oils, cheeses, and sausages! Just don’t ask for spaghetti Bolognese… no one will have a clue what you’re on about. You can pick up some souvenirs for friends and family back home here too. We’ll also have the chance to enjoy an artisanal ice cream at one of the city’s top ice cream parlours, before rounding off the visit at the Palazzo Re Enzo. This walking tour of the historic centre of Bologna is the perfect way to get to know this beautiful city!
If you liked this tour, try also this Cooking class in Bologna with pick-up and drop-off included, or this Small Group Tour of the Food Valley from Bologna, with local food tasting!
Meeting point information and local telephone numbers at your destination are included on your Confirmation Voucher.
We recommend to wear comfortable clothes and shoes.