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Bologna University Quarter Tours and Activities

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Bologna is home to the oldest university in Europe, and the city owes much of its youthful vibrancy and thriving cultural life to the formidable student population, concentrated in the lively University Quarter. Tour this area to discover its cache of cafes and clubs, along with fascinating historic museums and university buildings.

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2-hour Walking Tour of Bologna

2-hour Walking Tour of Bologna

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With a large historic center that was built over millennia, Bologna is rich in important architectural and cultural monuments. Be sure to see all the highlights with this guided walking tour that touches on the Cathedral and Fountain of Neptune in Piazza Maggiore, the city’s two most famous medieval towers, and the university—the oldest in Europe—along with other important attractions.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$29.27
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Bologna Custom Private Tours by Locals, Off-the-Beaten-Path ★★★★★

Bologna Custom Private Tours by Locals, Off-the-Beaten-Path ★★★★★

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Follow a local to their favorite places in Bologna with this best kept secrets walking tour. See contemporary street art, trendy bars, quirky boutiques, and innovative restaurants during your stroll. Explore neighborhoods that are loved by locals for their vintage markets and contemporary art galleries. Discover a side of Bologna that's not in guidebooks.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$157.92
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Private City Kickstart Tour: Bologna

Private City Kickstart Tour: Bologna

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Receive a warm welcome to Bologna on a private tour that will kick off your time in the city in the best way possible! In only 90 minutes, a local guide will get you acquainted with Bologna to help you enjoy the rest of your stay to the fullest. Discover where to find Piazza Santo Stefano and Ghetto Ebraico, and how to explore them away from the crowds. And what about that unique family owned restaurant or that amazing local hotspot? We got you covered; the local guides are experts in the subject! Forget about touristy traps; on this city kickstart tour, your guide will point you in the right direction. Private City Kickstart Tour: Bologna is one of Withlocals' signature tours available in major cities worldwide. We work with passionate local guides who earn a fair fee. We support local economies by only offering local produce and prevent over-tourism with only small non-intrusive groups. Our tours are carbon-neutral and away from the standard tourist routes.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$25.41
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Bologna Wine Tasting in One of the Oldest Inns

Bologna Wine Tasting in One of the Oldest Inns

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Are you in the city and want to taste the best local wines and typical products without leaving the center? This tour is for you! Spend an afternoon or evening in one of Bologna's oldest wine bars and wineries, famous all over the world for its wines and salami and cheeses. Tour includes: - Local escort - 3 tastings of typical local wines with description - Platter of cold cuts and cheeses with homemade bread and breadsticks - walk to one of the historic areas of the center
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  • 2 hours 15 minutes
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$77.02
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San Luca Experience Tour and Food Tasting

San Luca Experience Tour and Food Tasting

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The Basilica of San Luca is one of the symbols of the city of Bologna. At the meeting point you will receive from a member of our staff a map and a table with the timetables of the return train, available every 45 minutes. This tour departs every day and will help you discover the city aboard the San Luca Express, on which audio guides, available in 10 languages, will tell you the history of the city until your arrival at the Basilica of San Luca. You will have the opportunity to visit this sacred and very important place for the city of Bologna and you can decide what time to return by consulting the timetables on the map. On board you will find staff who will welcome you and answer your questions. On your return you can taste the specialties of Bologna with 2 typical tastings, in the welcoming setting of the historic market.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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$34.66
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Bologna Private Walking Tour
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Bologna Private Walking Tour

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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.
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  • 2 hours
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$168.66
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Classic Bologna Food Tour

Classic Bologna Food Tour

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Explore the culinary traditions of Bologna with this half-day food tour. Join a guide for a small-group walking tour and taste local specialties such as Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, Bolognese ragu, and mortadella. Begin the tour with a gourmet coffee, visit markets, and meet artisans at work to see how tortellini are made. Lunch at a historic osteria and a gelato tasting are included.
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  • 4 hours
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$123.60
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The 10 Tastings of Bologna With Locals: Private Food Tour

The 10 Tastings of Bologna With Locals: Private Food Tour

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Eat your way through Bologna's culinary scene on a private food tour. Go on a delicious journey as you try 10 of the best food items beloved by the locals: from savory to sweet and local drinks; this tour will leave every foodie satisfied! Enjoy tastings typical of the local cuisine and hand-picked by a local guide passionate about food like Tortellini fritti and Formaggio Bianco Bologna. But that's not it! This tour is more than just food; it's a cultural experience! In between food stops, you'll also find city highlights making this experience a well-rounded tour that will satisfy every foodie. Withlocals The 10 Tastings Private Food Tour™ is one of Withlocals' signature tours available in major cities worldwide. We work with passionate local guides who earn a fair fee. We support local economies by only offering local produce and prevent over-tourism with only small non-intrusive groups. Our tours are carbon-neutral and away from the standard tourist routes.
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  • 3 hours
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$92.41
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Bologna City Walking Tour

Bologna City Walking Tour

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Enjoy a tour through the streets of the historic center of Bologna, in the company of a licensed tour guide, to discover all the secrets that this unique city hides. You will discover one of the most impressive churches in the world, San Petronio, and stroll through some of the most evocative squares in the city, which have inspired great songwriters such as Lucio Dalla or Gianni Morandi! You will fall in love with the narrow streets of the historic market and will remain with your nose up in front of the elegant grandeur of the Asinelli Tower, the last bastion of the medieval grandeur of the city.
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  • 2 hours
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$31.22
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Bologna Food Tasting box

Bologna Food Tasting box

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With this Bologna food tasting Box you will have the opportunity to visit Bologna and discover its secrets by following the aromas of the food through 7 typical tastings to be done independently at the times you want! At the meeting point, one of the staff will welcome you and give you the box valid for 24 hours and will show you all the places you can visit and the tastings you can do.
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  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
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$45.05
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Private City Exploration Game of The Hidden Gems of Bologna

Private City Exploration Game of The Hidden Gems of Bologna

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Discover the mysteries of historical Bologna as an artist in search of inspiration, exploring the exciting bustle of the city and its local stories. On this quest you will see the two leaning towers, Piazza Maggiore, and the Quadrilatero from a unique perspective. You will tour Bologna through its iconic centre, uncover its secrets, and find out what is hiding beneath. Ready to experience Bologna’s mysteries and untold stories? Right this way... Highlights: Uncover the seven secrets that cloak Bologna in mystery Explore the infamous streets of the Quadrilatero Learn about the story that left this small medieval town in the mind of a young writer to become a world-famous tale Try a new type of experience, the perfect mix between a tour, an outdoor escape game, and a treasure hunt. Each clue will lead you from one place to another by providing you with exact directions so you won't need a guide. As you solve the challenges the secret story of each place is unlocked.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Food markets tour with a local!

Food markets tour with a local!

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I will bring you to the typical and local food markets. We will go shopping in the best food shops of Bologna, where usually locals go. We will taste local salumi, local cheese and home-made pasta, and local wine of course! We will go also to a special ancient indoor market, where you can buy specialities of the town to bring home! I will suggest you what to but and how to cook it. We Will also have amazing gelato! You will enjoy the special atmosphere that makes the district so special, lively and energetic while learning more about things you can’t miss when visiting Bologna. For DISCOUNT contact me also on my instagram: @my.bologna IMPORTANT: the price of the food and the drinks are not included, everyone will pay for himself, i will suggest you what to buy, to taste, and where, i will be your "food guide" ! (If you want to try all that i suggest, you will spend not more than €17/18 each person).
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  • 2 hours
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Bologna Private Food Tour Eating For The Center

Bologna Private Food Tour Eating For The Center

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Walking burns calories, but don't worry, with our tour you will get them back right away! In the company of a certified guide, you will venture through the streets of Bologna, discovering its secrets, its most iconic monuments, its most evocative squares and, last but not least, its flavors. The historic market of Bologna is home to true, traditional and authentic flavors, which will make you take a real taste tour, all in a unique and suggestive setting like that of the ancient streets you will visit.
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  • 3 hours
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$121.29
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Bologna : a walk into history

Bologna : a walk into history

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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.
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  • 3 hours
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Bologna Food & Cultural Walking Tour

Bologna Food & Cultural Walking Tour

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This walking tour was created for those who are in the city and do not want to miss the chance to admire the beauties of Bologna but at the same time savor the flavors of typical products such as salumi, crescentine and good wine. Piazza Maggiore, Palazzo Daccursio, Via d'azeglio, Archiginnasio, are just some of the destinations you can admire. The market of the quadrilateral will welcome you with its ancient perfumes where you can taste the authenticity of high quality products Absolutely not to be missed
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  • 3 hours
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$91.26
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Ascent to the Asinelli Tower More tasting Typical Protots

Ascent to the Asinelli Tower More tasting Typical Protots

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What is the most iconic monument in the city of Bologna? Exactly, the Asinelli Tower. Our audio-guided tour will allow you not only to climb to the top, to enjoy a breathtaking view and also to hear an audio guide relating to the history of the tower and its construction; but it will also give you the opportunity to taste two typical products of Bolognese cuisine, in shops located in the heart of the city, in the evocative streets of the historic market ...
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  • 2 hours
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$18.48
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Bologna By Night Food & Wine Walking Tour

Bologna By Night Food & Wine Walking Tour

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To appreciate the liveliness of a city, you have to see it in the evening, when the lights go on and the city lights up with a different atmosphere. Our night tour, with accompanying tastings, is designed precisely for this: to allow you to discover the city from a different and less touristy perspective, in the company of a licensed tour guide who will show you all the secrets of the splendid Bologna by night! Program: -Meeting point Piazza Del Nettuno -Piazza Maggiore -Via D'Azeglio -Piazza Galvani -Quadrilatero Historical market -Two towers -Piazza Santo Stefano -Final tasting
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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Taste of Bologna Walking Tour

Taste of Bologna Walking Tour

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This tour will allow everyone to discover the gastronomy of Bologna with a walk inside the quadrilateral market, the real beating heart of local specialties. You can do 3 typical tastings and discover all the anecdotes about Bolognese food!
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$65.84
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Food Tasting Walking tour of Bologna

Food Tasting Walking tour of Bologna

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Bologna’s cuisine is so famous that the city is known as “La Grassa”, or “The Fat Lady”, for its rich local specialties. This guided walk combines sightseeing with tastings so you can experience both the city’s cultural and gastronomic treasures in one tour. Pair highlights like the Cathedral of S.Petronio and Fountain of Neptune in Piazza Maggiore with two gourmet stops during your visit.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$57.76
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Welcome to Bologna! Private Walking Tour

Welcome to Bologna! Private Walking Tour

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This is the ideal tour of Bologna if you want to get to know the best of the city on a half-day walk in the historic center. You will discover the history and culture behind each building and you will also receive further information to make unique and unforgettable your stay. We will end up in the medieval market area where you can receive some suggestions for your lunch and dinner based on typical local products. The tour is carried out by a local expert and certified local guide.
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  • 2 hours 40 minutes
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$127.07
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Bologna City Red Bus and Food tasting

Bologna City Red Bus and Food tasting

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Visit Bologna aboard a modern open top bus, admire the local monuments and the architectural beauties of the city. Finally, enjoy a tasting of some local foods inside a historic market. Upon arrival at the meeting point, the staff will be happy to welcome you on board. Here you can select the language you prefer among the 1 present in the audio guides. At the end of this unique tour, you will be able to enjoy two tastings of typical products, in the scenic setting of the historic market!
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$38.12
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Bologna Audio-guided tour of the archiginnasio and local tasting

Bologna Audio-guided tour of the archiginnasio and local tasting

The Archiginnasio is one of the most important buildings in Bologna. Located in the heart of the historic city center, it was the seat of the ancient University of Bologna - the oldest continuously operating university in the world. Today, the incredible architecture and history of the ancient university's library and anatomical theater can be seen up close, making for an incredible encounter with one of the most culturally significant buildings in the world. And finally, a fabulous tasting of local products in the nearby quadrilateral market
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  • 1 to 2 hours
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$23.10
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2-Hour Walking Tour Discovering the

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2-Hour Walking Tour Discovering the "Musical" Side of Bologna

Bologna has been named Unesco Creative city since 2006: get the opportunity to discover the "musical" side of the city with this walking tour that will take you around the town centre to discover all the stories and facts of the music and Bologna.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$34.31
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The best of BOLOGNA and RAVENNA on a Private Tour

The best of BOLOGNA and RAVENNA on a Private Tour

Thanks to this FULL DAY tour you'll have the chance to discover the stunning wonders of this land: Bologna and Ravenna. Both cities were protagonists in the historic panorama of this part of Italy. The presence of the University, the oldest in the Western world, has made BOLOGNA a cultural center of extraordinary importance. We'll visit the most evocative monuments and places in the city center. RAVENNA, a Unesco site known worldwide because of its early Christian era mosaics, gives you the opportunity to see preserved monuments from the 5th and 6th century. We will meet in Bologna in the morning and we will visit the city center highlights. Then together we'll catch the train to Ravenna. * I would be happy to customize this tour so that it fits your requirements best!
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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$415.86
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