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Bologna City Walking Tour

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    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.
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    Departure Point
    Piazza Maggiore, Bologna BO, Italy
    Return Details
    Due Torri, 40125 Bologna, Metropolitan City of Bologna, Italy
    • 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.
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities
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    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.
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    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
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    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.
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    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
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    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
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    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
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