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Bologna Free Tour

Discover Bologna with this free tour that'll take you into the heart of the ‘Red City’. You'll stroll its beautiful streets and visit its most iconic landmarks.

Discover Bologna with this free tour that'll take you into the heart of the ‘Red City’. You'll stroll its beautiful streets and visit its most iconic landmarks.

Bologna Free Tour

At the established time, we'll meet at Piazza Galvani and set off down the streets of Bologna to admire its most iconic architecture. We'll start at the Piazza Maggiore, considered one of the most beautiful squares in Europe and an important cultural gathering place since the Middle Ages. Did you know that it was once the scene of public executions?

In the Piazza Maggiore, we'll also find the Basilica of San Petronio, a key historical place where the coronation of Charles V took place. You'll learn all about this and other fascinating historical tidbits. This is one of the largest religious constructions in the world, but it's unfinished. Do you know why? Come find out!

Just a few meters away we'll find the Archiginnasio, the seat of the ancient University of Bologna, the oldest in the western world, which today is preserved as a public library with more than 35,000 works contained within its walls. 

We'll pass in front of the churches of Santa Maria della Vita and Santo Stefano on our way to the Two Towers, two emblematic medieval buildings that even have their own name: Asinelli and Garisenda, the undisputed icons of the city.

Then we'll admire the palace of King Enzo, and after an hour and a half, we'll end the tour close to the Reno river canal.

Groups

We're unable to accept reservations of more than 6 people. If you're a larger group, we recommend you book this private tour of Bologna.

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Price

Free tours do not have a fixed price, rather each person offers the guide the amount they consider appropriate, depending on their level of satisfaction.

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Covid-19 Measures

Please check local restrictions before traveling. All of our services comply with recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19.

Duration

1 hour 30 minutes.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

Included

English–speaking guide

When to book?

You can book up until 4 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.

Accessibility

Wheelchair accessible. This must be indicated in the reservation.

Sustainability

All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code.

No printing of documentation required.

Pets

Permitted.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you have any other questions please contact us .

Free cancellation

If you are not able to attend the tour, please cancel your reservation, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.

Meeting point

Where does the activity end?

Piazza Galvani

Reno Canal

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Where does the activity end?

Reno Canal

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