We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Reserve Now & Pay Later

Bologna City Walking Tour

Save
Share
Likely To Sell Out
Select Date and Travellers
From
US$16.83
Date
2 travellers
Options
Select tour language
Overview
Highlights
    What to Expect
    Meet your guide for either the morning or afternoon walking tour, where you get headphones (if the group is larger than eight) in order to better hear the guide during your visit.

    The first major attractions you see are right in Piazza Maggiore, including the Neptune Fountain (Fontana del Nettuno in Italian) that has become one of the city symbols, and the Basilica di San Petronio. The enormous church is unfinished outside, and there are some interesting features inside which your guide will point out.

    Your next stop is the Piazza della Mercanzia, where food stalls line side streets so you can see the colorful produce that’s in season and local to this region. Then, make your way to the Archiginnasio, which was once the home of the University of Bologna—the world’s oldest university, opened in the 11th century.

    After basking in the glow of Bologna’s historic university, walk to the Church of Santa Maria della Vita to see an impressive collection of 15th-century life-sized terracotta figures mourning the dead Christ.

    The final stop on your tour is at the base of the Two Towers in the heart of historic Bologna, known as the Due Torri in Italian. The Asinelli is the taller tower, which you can climb (not part of the tour), while the Garisenda’s tilt is too severe to allow climbers.
    Show More
    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Piazza Maggiore, Bologna BO, Italy
    Duration
    2h
    Return Details
    Due Torri, 40125 Bologna, Metropolitan City of Bologna, Italy
    Inclusions
    • English and Italian speaking Professional guide
    • Earphones
    • The Bank holiday days of April 25th, May 1st, June 2nd, August 15th will run on as per Sunday's schedule at 10.30AM.
    Exclusions
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities
    Show More
    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • The tour is both in English and Italian
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • NB: Dressing appropriately is required to enter some places of worship. It is recommended to cover shoulders and knees, and you must wear shoes.
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
    169Reviews7Q&A
    Traveller rating
    • 31
    • 13
    • 8
    • 5
    • 10
    Traveller type
    Time of year
    Language
    • More
    Selected filters
    • Filter
    • English
    Popular mentions
    I considere this 2hours trip very interesting and funny becouse our guide was not abolognian butan ex bolongnia student,originated from Brasil.Beside general information about the city and main landmarks he gave us interesting details about everyday life in Bolognia now and
    Read more
    The city tour was fun. Our guide was very knowledgeable and fun. She took the time to answer questions and give tips on further experiences. A great first day tour to get your bearings around the city and discover some if it's secrets.
    Read more
    We learned a lot about the red, the learned and the fat bologna on this interesting tour. It was great to see all the major sights and learn some great facts and stories about what we were looking at. Thank you to our guide for keeping us entertained so that we didn't notice the
    Read more
    We joined a small group tour on Sunday morning at 10.30am led by Margerita. Fortunately (for us) she was able to guide us solely in English so we didn't have to run through everything in numerous languages. We thought the tour was excellent - hugely informative, delivered in
    Read more
    I'm surprised at some of the other reviews here because my tour with Celia, departing the Welcome Bologna office in Piazza Maggiore was excellent. We visited many places and Celia pointed out things that you would not know if you walked by yourself; the measuring panels in the
    Read more
    Previous
    1234568
    Key Details
    Why Book on Tripadvisor?
    • Reserve Now & Pay Later
    • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
    • Low Price Guarantee
    • No Booking Fees
    • Secure Payments
    • 24/7 SupportCall:800-130-2207
    Travellers Also Viewed
    Classic Bologna Walking Tour
    4 Reviews
    from US$28.05*
    Classic Walking Tour Bologna
    13 Reviews
    from US$84.16*
    Discover Bologna's best kept secrets
    12 Reviews
    from US$79.85*
    Frequently bought together
    Likely To Sell Out
    Uffizi Gallery Small Group Tour with...
    740 Reviews
    from US$51.84*
    Cinque Terre Day Trip with Transport...
    1,051 Reviews
    from US$62.84*
    Chianti afternoon Wine Tour from...
    1,725 Reviews
    from US$56.78*
    Likely To Sell Out
    Tuscany in One Day Sightseeing Tour...
    8,479 Reviews
    from US$67.33*
    Likely To Sell Out
    Bologna Food Walking Tour
    103 Reviews
    from US$88.65*
    Classic Bologna Walking Tour
    4 Reviews
    from US$28.05*
    Private Tour: Classical Bologna...
    40 Reviews
    from US$100.99*
    Bologna Food Tour from a local...
    281 Reviews
    from US$100.99*