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Notable Porticoes in Bologna - page 3

Notable Porticoes in Bologna

Almost 25 miles (40 kilometers) of porticoes, or shaded arcades, line the streets of the Italian city of Bologna. Simultaneously functional and architecturally beautiful, the porticoes provide outdoor promenades that are protected from sun and rain. Here’s where to find the best examples throughout the center of Bologna. 

Piazza Maggiore

Dating back to the 13th century, this square has porticoes on three sides. Each side has its own architecture and character, reflecting the era in which they were built and the style of the designer.

Via dell'Indipendenza

Dating back to 1888, the porticoes along Via dell'Indipendenza are relatively new compared to other historic walkways in Bologna. Connecting Piazza Maggiore to the railway station, this road is lined with shops, and the wide walkway offers shelter from the weather.

San Luca

Stretching almost 13,125 feet (4,000 meters), the porticoes along Via San Luca and Via Saragozza were built in the 17th and 18th centuries. This covered walkway was considered a religious route and leads to a church, the Madonna of San Luca (Santuario Madonna di San Luca). 

Via Marsala

Some of the oldest examples of this architecture style can be seen in the wooden porticoes of Via Marsala, dating back to the 13th century. 

Via Zamboni

You can see porticoes from different eras in history along Via Zamboni, once the home of many noble residences now belonging to offices and universities. A range of architectural styles and intricate details are displayed here. 

Piazza Santo Stefano

Two sides of this square are lined by porticoes dating back to different moments in Bologna’s history from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance. Craftsmanship on the columns and arches is especially noteworthy.

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Dining experience at a local's home in Bologna with cooking demo

Dining experience at a local's home in Bologna with cooking demo

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Discover the delights of Italian home cooking with this private dining experience at a Cesarina's home in Bologna. Enjoy a 4-course meal that consists of an appetizer, pasta, main course with a side dish, and dessert, and try a selection of wines from Tuscany. Finally, receive a keepsake souvenir from your welcoming host to take back home.
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Private Tour of Two Ferrari Museums ,Balsamic Vinegar and Gourmet Lunch

Private Tour of Two Ferrari Museums ,Balsamic Vinegar and Gourmet Lunch

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Spend a day exploring the traditions of speed and slow food with this 8-hour tour of 2 Ferrari museums and a balsamic vinegar producer's facility from Bologna. Learn about the history of Italian racing at the Ferrari Museum in Modena and the Ferrari Museum in Maranello. Get a guided tour of a house where balsamic vinegar is made. Enjoy a gourmet lunch served with wine.
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Bologna Tour of Must-See Attractions with Local Top Rated Guide

Bologna Tour of Must-See Attractions with Local Top Rated Guide

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The ideal introduction for first-time visitors to the history-filled city, this half-day, private walking tour of Bologna covers top attractions. Listen to in-depth commentary from your own art historian guide, and enjoy a personalized travel experience adapted to you and your party. Highlights include Piazza Maggiore, the Basilica di San Petronio, and the Mercato di Mezzo.
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Withlocals Your Way: 100% Personalised Food Tour

Withlocals Your Way: 100% Personalised Food Tour

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See Rome through the eyes of a local with this food-themed private walking tour. Taste traditional Roman fare including pizza bianca and gelato. Explore multiple neighborhoods on foot, from the markets of Campo de Fiori to the charming bars of Trastevere. Customize the itinerary according to your interests and get advice on where to eat and drink for the rest of your stay.
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  • 2 to 4 hours
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Private Bologna Tour for Families with a Local, 100% Personalized

Private Bologna Tour for Families with a Local, 100% Personalized

Have your kids had enough of museums?  Take a tour that you the whole family will enjoy. With a private guide, you’ll learn about the history and culture of the city in a way that’s fun for both kids and adults. Take in the local parks, while your kids burn off some energy. Everyone will also be treated to complimentary gelato. Finally, get recommendations for kid-friendly restaurants and activities in Bologna.
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  • 4 hours
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Bologna Highlights Small Group Tour with a Local Guide

Bologna Highlights Small Group Tour with a Local Guide

On this history-packed, small-group tour of Bologna, you’ll discover a mix of top attractions and under-the-radar sites. Wander along medieval-era canals, see a pair of towers that lean more than Pisa, and learn about the origins of the spectacular buildings in Piazza Maggiore. You’ll listen to entertaining facts and legends along the way.
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Balsamic Vinegar, Pavarotti And Ferrari Museum Tour

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Balsamic Vinegar, Pavarotti And Ferrari Museum Tour

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An incredible tour of musical culture, motors and gastronomy. A fantastic experience in the heart of the Food Valley. The perfect place to visit for anyone who wants to discover the history and millenary tradition of the famous "Black Gold" of Modena. Guided tour + tasting Discover the places where the great Maestro Luciano Pavarotti lived by visiting his House Museum by visiting the rooms where he lived. Lunch in a farmhouse surrounded by greenery with 2 courses plus wine and drinks. An incredible visit that will take you to visit the Ferrari Museum in Maranello. 8.30 am pick-up at the hotel 9.30-10.30 visit to the vinegar factory 11.00-12.00 visit Pavarotti museum 12.30-14.00 Lunch at the farmhouse 14.00-15.00 Visit to the Ferrari Museum 16.00 Drop-off at the hotel
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Private Local Tour Guide Bologna: Kickstart your Trip, 100% Personalized

Private Local Tour Guide Bologna: Kickstart your Trip, 100% Personalized

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Get a feel for Bologna on an intimate private walking tour. In addition to navigating and translating, your guide customizes the day’s itinerary according to your interests, planning stops at top landmarks and hidden gems loved by locals. Leave with an inside perspective on the city and a handle on its layout and transit system.
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Bologna Like a Local: Customized Private Tour

Bologna Like a Local: Customized Private Tour

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Get to know the city through the eyes of a passionate local. With no set itinerary, you can customize the tour or leave it up to the local for an insightful introduction to the city. Make travel about the people you meet not just the places you see.
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Wine Degustation Ebrezze

Wine Degustation Ebrezze

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Careful selection of wines designed to describe the excellence of our region; pleasant, refined and elegant local; comprehensive explanations on the uniqueness of the wines and their characteristics; friendly and helpful staff.
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Withlocals Your Way! Personalised Bologna Private City Tour

Withlocals Your Way! Personalised Bologna Private City Tour

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Feel like you're exploring Rome with a local friend who knows all the best places to go, see and eat on a private half-day walking tour. Get introduced to the layout of the sprawling city and its major sights, plus explore historic bridges, hidden squares, and lively neighborhoods not on the typical tourist path. Learn what it's like to actually live in the ancient capital, and get personalized tips on how to make the most of your Roman holiday.
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Bologna By Night Food & Wine Walking Tour

Bologna By Night Food & Wine Walking Tour

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Allow yourself an evening break enjoying a walk in the historic center where you can discover the secrets of the city while having fun with a drink and a taste of typical products.  Program: Meeting in Piazza del Nettuno  Piazza Maggiore Via D'Azeglio Piazza Galvani Quadrilatero Historical market Two towers Piazza Santo Stefano Tasting
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Bologna Food Walking Tour Eating For The Center

Bologna Food Walking Tour Eating For The Center

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Take home little pieces of heaven one bite at a time. Stroll with our guide through the center of Bologna, tasting the culture and tradition of the culinary art of Bologna Between stories of history and tastings of Bolognese specialties you can taste every specialty of the region. Explore the historic markets of the city and discover the aromas and flavors typical of the Bolognese culinary tradition
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Bologna One Day Tour with a Local: 100% Personalized & Private

Bologna One Day Tour with a Local: 100% Personalized & Private

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Experience Bologna your way on a custom private 8-hour tour. A bespoke itinerary is created just for you, based on your unique interests. Visit iconic attractions, like Piazza Maggiore and the Fountain of Neptune, or discover the hidden corners of a particular neighborhood. Whatever you decide, your Bolognese guide is with you every step of the way. Leave with exclusive recommendations on things to see, do, and eat with the rest of your trip.
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Modena Day Trip from Bologna with a Local Guide: Private & Personalized

Modena Day Trip from Bologna with a Local Guide: Private & Personalized

When visiting Bolgona, easily fit in a visit to nearby Modena, home of two favorite Italian exports — Ferrari and balsamic vinegar. On this private tour, a guide accompanies you on the short train ride to the UNESCO-listed city center, where you’ll get a taste of medieval Italy on a stroll through narrow streets and charming piazzas. Savor Modena’s culinary heritage, too, with a personalized lunch recommendation ranging from a rustic trattoria to a Michelin-starred restaurant.
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  • 8 hours
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Bologna City Center Private Tour with a Local Guide

Bologna City Center Private Tour with a Local Guide

Get an insider's view of Bologna, known as one of Italy's cultural and culinary capitals. This private walking tour gives you the undivided attention of an art historian guide, who reveals stories and secrets behind Bologna’s fountains, palaces, and churches. See highlights of the medieval city center, learn about important former residents, and browse the delicious products of the Emilia-Romagna region at a typical market. Ask all the questions you like for a personalized introduction to beautiful Bologna.
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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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Private Tagliatelle Masterclass at a Cesarina's home with tasting in Bologna

Private Tagliatelle Masterclass at a Cesarina's home with tasting in Bologna

Opt for a more intimate experience of Bologna’s legendary cuisine during a private pasta making masterclass in a local home. Rather than sharing your guide with a group, you’ll receive undivided attention as you make classic Italian dishes such as tagliatelle al ragu, a variation of spaghetti bolognese.
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Small Group Market tour and Cooking class in Bologna

Small Group Market tour and Cooking class in Bologna

Italy has a vast and varied culinary heritage, and our local hosts are proud to share its hidden secrets. Share your passion for Italian gastronomy with other lovely guests, immerse yourself in the vibrant local market and enjoy an authentic hands-on cooking class. You'll visit the local market with your Cesarina host, who will teach you all about how to select the best ingredients with the seasons. Then, you'll return to their home, warm up with an Italian Aperitivo and enjoy the class. You'll learn how to make one iconic Pasta type, typical of the city you are visiting, and the famous Tiramisu. After the class, you will enjoy everything you've prepared with local wines. This experience is the perfect choice if you want to encounter the real Italian regional gastronomy through genuine connections, food, and friendship.
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  • 5 hours
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Food tour: Parmesan Cheese Balsamic Vinegar Red Wine, delicious lunch

Food tour: Parmesan Cheese Balsamic Vinegar Red Wine, delicious lunch

This tour is a fantastic opportunity to discover how some of our food specialities are produced. It's very interesting to learn all the phases of the parmesan cheese production. This tour finishes first with the visit to the storage, where hundreds of wheels sleeps and then with a tasting of 24months aged Parmigiano. The Balsamic Vinegar is called also the Black Gold, because it needs a long and patience process of min. 12 years! A tasting of three different aged balsamic vinegar finishes this tour. You will continue to taste the Vinegar during the lunch: tortelloni home made, meat with potatoes, dessert… all with drops of Balsamic Vinegar. The wine production of this area is very important: the visit starts with a guided tour inside the private Museum of Wine Traditions, and it continues into the cellars where bottles today stay and finishes with a tasting of 3 different wines.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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Bologna Self-guided Bike Tour

Bologna Self-guided Bike Tour

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Make the most of time spent in Bologna with this self-guided bike tour. Cover ground quickly on two wheels, taking in the city atmosphere and cycling past popular landmarks. A map with a suggested tour route is included, or you can explore the city at your own pace.
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  • 2 hours
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Private Lasagna Masterclass at a Cesarina's home with tasting in Bologna

Private Lasagna Masterclass at a Cesarina's home with tasting in Bologna

Master the art of making lasagne during a private cooking class in Bologna, the birthplace of bolognese sauce. Rather than cooking in an impersonal studio, you’ll prep, cook, and learn about Italian culinary traditions in a local home, and benefit from both the insider knowledge and undivided attention of your private guide.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Create Your Own Homemade Pasta with a Professional Pasta Maker in Bologna

Create Your Own Homemade Pasta with a Professional Pasta Maker in Bologna

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Get out of the stale tourist restaurant scene and into your host's kitchen and pasta workshop with this private cooking class. Learn how to roll, cut, and cook pasta—from tagliatelle to tortellini to passatelli. Cook for about an hour with your host, who may include some Pugliese dishes in addition to local ones in the mix, and then sit down to enjoy your creations. A great way to learn about Italian cuisine and culture from a local.
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  • 4 hours
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Walking tour unveiling Bologna

Walking tour unveiling Bologna

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After savoring the aroma of the most delicious coffee brewed in the city we will discover the narrow streets of the historic center visiting the representative places of the Bolognese identity (the towers, the arcades, the signs of the Middle Ages). Our local expert will lead you through the city to have an authentic and direct contact with the sites that makes the city unforgettable. This is not the usual tour. A taste of the typical street food of the Romagna area will complete our experience.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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