Discover Bologna with this walking tour that will take you into the heart of the ‘Red City’. You will stroll its beautiful streets and visit its most iconic landmarks.
Bologna Walking Tour
We will start our tour on the Via dell'Indipendenza and head down the porticoed streets. As you admire the majestic column architecture, you will be transported back to a different epoch.
Our next stop in this medieval city is the main square, considered one of the most beautiful in Europe and which was important in the Middle Ages for its popular celebrations and public executions.
In the Main Square, we will also encounter the San Petronio Basilica, a historic place where the coronation of Charles V was carried out on the part of Pope Clemente VII in 1530.
This is one of the largest religious buildings in the world, but it mysteriously remains unfinished. We will reveal why during your tour.
Only a few meters away you will come to the Archiginnasio, which was once the main campus of the oldest University in the western world but today is home to the municipal library of over 35000 books.
We will then go to the Mezzo market, one of the quintessential locations for the city’s fine gastronomy. Since the middle ages, it has been a central meeting point for people to taste delicious food and do business in Bologna. Are you eager to find out why?
To end out route, we will pass the Basilica of Santo Stefano in the square of the same name, and we will see Asinelli and Garisenda, the ‘twin towers of Bologna’, one of the iconic symbols of the city.
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Children under 4 years oldFree
The tour includes an English speaking guide, but the tour can sometimes be carried out in two languages.
English speaking tour guide specialized in local history.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
You can book up until the previous day (2:00 PM local time) if there are still places available.
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
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.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).
69/A Via dell'Indipendenza.