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Notable Porticoes in Bologna - page 5

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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Bologna private walking tour

Bologna private walking tour

Bologna, the chief town of Emilia-Romagna district, is famous worldwide for its art, culture and history heritage. Home to the first university in Europe, founded in 1088, and place of birth and/or home to a great number of world-known artists, writers, musicians, scientists etc, it is also renowned for its food tradition (let alone thinking about the bolognese sauce, known and used all over the world). This customised walking tour, specifically designed for first-time visitors, will show you the reason why Bologna is so popular all over the world.
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Private Market Tour and Cooking Class in Bologna with a Local in Her Home

Private Market Tour and Cooking Class in Bologna with a Local in Her Home

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Enjoy a private and authentic market tour and cooking class in a local Bologna home with your host Giovanna, a native who has lived in Bologna for over 60 years. This is a perfect experience for anyone looking to connect with local culture over food. Start with a memorable tour of one of Bologna's markets. Depending on the day, visit the Mercato del Quadrilatero (a market with medieval origins) or del Erbe where Giovanna buys her seasonal fruit and vegetables. Here, you can buy local and regional produce, from fruit and vegetables to meat, cheese, and salami. Return to Giovanna's home kitchen where she will teach you 2-3 traditional Italian dishes from family recipes - a pasta, sauce and a side or dessert. After cooking, enjoy your meal together with your host, a warm and gentle retired history and philosophy teacher who lives in an apartment in a large villa with her daughters. Giovanna loves cooking particularly enjoys introducing guests to traditional Bolognese culture and cuisine.
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  • 4 hours
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Private Transfer From Bologna To Florence

Private Transfer From Bologna To Florence

Private transport from Bologna to Florence with a qualified driver. Transportation by Auto Sedan or Minivan
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  • 1 to 2 hours
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Becoming Fico! Visit the world known Disneyworld of Food in Bologna!

Becoming Fico! Visit the world known Disneyworld of Food in Bologna!

tour to discover a center considered the disneyworld of food! 10,000 square meters of park entirely dedicated to the excellence of food, both as production and as tasting, from Parmesan to wines, from jams to pasta, from coffee to educational farms up to experimenting with the laboratories and activities proposed within the park the package includes video service and dedicated photo, made by a local professional, registered in the register, with immediate delivery of videos and photos taken during the tour.
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Ravenna's Heritage Highlights Private Day Trip with a Local

Ravenna's Heritage Highlights Private Day Trip with a Local

How much Italian heritage can you pack into one day? The answer is ‘a lot’ when you go on a private day trip to the fabulous city of Ravenna! Your friendly and knowledgeable local host will be by your side as you travel by train from Bologna, to show you all the iconic sights and help bring history alive with facts, stories, and insights. Fast forward 1500 years, and much of heritage that is still intact, from Byzantine basilicas to a beautifully preserved royal mausoleum. In fact, there are no fewer than 8 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Ravenna! Of all its many treasures, the city is best known for its mosaics, and you’ll be taken to see some exquisite examples. Beyond these mosaics are plenty more fabulous sights, including the marble basin of the Neonian Baptistry, the 570 golden stars inside the Mausoleo of Galla Placidia, and the eye-catching mix of architecture at the octagonal Basilica of San Vitale. If you’re interested in history at all, this is a must-do trip!
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  • 7 hours
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Historical Tour of Bologna

Historical Tour of Bologna

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A mix of art masterpieces, history, food stories, legends and secrets described by a local art lover with a great experience and knowledge of the city. The tour itself will be like a dive into history and time. All information about art will be experienced by the visitors as a trip enriched with details about life, food, culture, music and traditions of those ages.
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Arrival Private Transfer Bologna Airport BLQ to Bologna City by Business Car

Arrival Private Transfer Bologna Airport BLQ to Bologna City by Business Car

Why spend your precious time waiting in long shuttle or taxi lines. Avoid the language barrier and currency exchange. Travel in style from Bologna Guglielmo Marconi International Airport BLQ to your Hotel in Bologna City Center by private vehicle and reach your final destination relaxed and refreshed.
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Bologna City Walking Tour

Bologna City Walking Tour

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Enjoy a classic walking tour through the streets of central Bologna visiting its main cultural attractions. Explore some of the picturesque squares, archiginnasio and beautiful city buildings on this 2-hour group tour
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Bologna Food and Wine Walking Tour

Bologna Food and Wine Walking Tour

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Taste your way through one of Italy's most celebrated culinary cities on a walking food tour of Bologna. Follow your senses and a gastronomic guide to the old city center’s best markets, vendors, and specialty shops to sample regional delicacies like Bologna ham, fresh produce, Parmesan cheese, wine, and gourmet chocolate. See where locals go to stock up on provisions, and learn about the flavorful traditions that make Bolognese recipes craved around the world.
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Cooking class

Cooking class

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A unique experience, surrounded by the warm and cordial atmosphere of a family born and raised in Bologna, where you will learn to make the classic first courses of typical Bolognese cuisine and you can also sit at the table tasting the creations you have created. It will be a unique experience, like being back in time and entering our "zdoure" homes, creating together with them what for years has made extraordinary and famous in the world everything related to the food of Bologna
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  • 3 hours
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Discover Bologna an amazing city

Discover Bologna an amazing city

The beauty of Bologna is not only that it's got (almost) everything that you expect of a big city, but on a human scale, Bologna is not only the seat of the oldest Western World University, founded in 1088, it also has an established reputation of capital of gastronomy and a well preserved medieval city centre containing some 40 kilometres of porticoes built over 1,000 years.
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Departure Private Transfer: Bologna City to Bologna Airport BLQ by Business Car

Departure Private Transfer: Bologna City to Bologna Airport BLQ by Business Car

Why spend your precious time waiting in long shuttle or taxi lines. Avoid the language barrier and currency exchange. Travel in style from your Hotel in  Bologna City to Bologna Guglielmo Marconi International Airport BLQ by private vehicle and reach your final destination relaxed and refreshed.
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Bologna Airport transfer

Bologna Airport transfer

Private Transfer Service From Bologna Airport to Bologna Hotel Transfer Service from Bologna Hotel to Bologna Airport
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My fresh pasta Bologna

My fresh pasta Bologna

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First we take a coffee !!! After having illustrated my activity we will begin phase 1 we will begin to prepare the broth and the Bolognese sauce that we will use to season the tortellini and tagliatelle Bolognese. Step 2 preparation of tortellini and puff pastry dough for tagliatelle and tortellini. Phase 3 tasting of wines from the Emilia region. Step 4 cooking tortellini and tagliatelle, serving and tasting. Phase 5 release notebooks with recipes made in the course.
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  • 4 hours
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Bologna Food Tasting box

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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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Bologna Private Transfer from Bologna city centre to Bologna Airport

Bologna Private Transfer from Bologna city centre to Bologna Airport

Take the worry out for your departure to Bologna Airport and pre-book a private transfer to suit your group size (up to 8 people). Avoid the long lines for taxis on arrival, and travel in the comfort of a Premium car or minivan.
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Tower and Power, Virtual tour in Medieval Bologna

Tower and Power, Virtual tour in Medieval Bologna

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She wears a viewer and enters a vast scenery in the center of Bologna, walking freely through porticoes, streets and alleyways, visiting shops and meeting characters, to experience a real day in the Middle Ages, up to an exciting breathtaking flight among the many towers.
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Lamborghini Museo And Factory Tour

Lamborghini Museo And Factory Tour

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LAMBORGHINI MUSEUM The new Lamborghini Museum, traces all the stages that have made the history of the Toro brand: an exciting journey through historic cars, images and photographs that will accompany you in the history of one of the largest Italian manufacturers. . Part of the day is dedicated to visiting the renovated Lamborghini museum, the prestigious boutique to discover all the Lamborghini Collection products, the production lines to admire the birth of the Huracán and Aventador step by step. Following a lunch in a typical trattoria in the area Private transport A / R included
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  • 7 hours
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Live Bologna Like a Local City Tour

Live Bologna Like a Local City Tour

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During our experience, I will guide you through the magnificent city of Bologna, where you will be able to find out about your city. I'll reveal the secrets of the town, walking throu both markets and monuments. I'll also make sure you have a true local for the city! I'll take you to differents "neighborhood" where you can fully feel how the atmosphere of the city changes and you can live it at the fullest. I will give you a little map to AVOID all the turistic spot, and give you advice for restaurants, taverns and markets Where to have a drink and where to buy and where to buy! Many more secrets ... can just reveal all now ...;)
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Small-group Street food tour in Bologna

Small-group Street food tour in Bologna

Dive into Bologna like a local foodie. Explore your Cesarina's most trusted artisanal food shops, tasting as you go. Visit a selection of small local shops, learn about the typical products of the city while tasting them. A delicious way to discover Bologna and its gastronomy! • Street food tasting tour • Explore your Cesarina's most trusted artisanal food shops • Sample some of Bologna typical street food staples • Do some sightseeing in Bologna as you walk from tasting to tasting • Small-group tour with a maximum of 12 people for an authentic food experience Cesarine is Italy’s oldest network of home cooks all over the country in more than 120 cities. They are passionate and welcoming hosts that open the doors of their own homes to curious travellers for immersive culinary experiences.
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  • 3 hours
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Tutankhamun's Discovery of the Tomb with Virtual Reality

Tutankhamun's Discovery of the Tomb with Virtual Reality

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Wear a visor and relive the experience of the discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun, knocking down walls, exploring in the dim light environments full of perfectly reproduced objects, which can be collected to better observe them, until the hieroglyphics are read on the walls.
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  • 30 minutes
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Motormania Tour

Motormania Tour

Explore the luxurious world of Italian sports cars with this private half-day tour from Bologna. Customize the itinerary according to your personal interests and visit two car museums or sports car collections for the chance to see Lamborghini, Ferrari, and Ducati. Learn about the design, speed, and history of these vehicles and see rare models.
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  • 5 hours
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A trip into the world of tastes of Appennines between Bologna and Florence

A trip into the world of tastes of Appennines between Bologna and Florence

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The perfect tour to get deep into the several features of our mountain Appennines: history and art, natural beauties and moreover food, plenty of tastes and combinations, able to bring onto the table the climate, the nature, and the knowhow of this land. More in details, it is a tasting tour to discover real authotenic flavors of Bologna's mountain area: you will see up close how Parmigiano Reggiano is made: the processing and maturing of this fine cheese, in a traditional mountain dairy. You will take part in a basic cooking class, and will have lunch with the excellences of the territory included those produced by yourselves :) at the same time, you will get acquaintance with the raw materials of this mountain territory. Inside a 17th century you will observe the milling of several different kinds grains, you will smell the old scents of this preindustrial baking system, and you will taste these fresh delicacies. Finally we will not miss the beauties of this land....
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  • 9 to 10 hours
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Private Tour: Emilia-Romagna Hot Air Balloon Flight with Transport from Bologna

Private Tour: Emilia-Romagna Hot Air Balloon Flight with Transport from Bologna

Soar up, up and away on a hot air balloon ride over the hills of Emilia-Romagna. The experience includes pickup and drop-off from Bologna, and the ride takes in sights of the region’s vineyard-speckled valleys and castles such as Castello Estense of Ferrara — a moated fortress with a drawbridge. Cap the experience with a glass of sparkling wine, and then relax on the journey back to Bologna. The hot air balloon holds up to five people in addition to the pilot.
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  • 3 hours
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