Bologna : a walk into history

Bologna : a walk into history

Bologna is the city where the first university of the Western world was founded. It is known as the city of music, culture and food. In this tour you will discover which historical periods significantly marked the history and architecture of Bologna. Walking through its narrow streets is the best way to enjoy the city medieval atmosphere and its 40 km-long porticoes. You will visit one of the few still-preserved ghettoes of the region as well as some of the ancient and new locations of the prestigious Alma Mater Studiorum (the university).

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Piazza Maggiore, 40121 Bologna Italy

You will have a look at Piazza Maggiore, with its important palaces and at via Rizzoli to understand the original plan of the city and how it has changed throughout history.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Basilica di San Petronio, Corte De' Galluzzi 12/2, 40124 Bologna Italy

Your guide will tell you the story of Petronius, Bologna's patron saint.
She will illustrate you some important works of art that can be seen inside the church and explain you why this place is so important for the Bolognese people.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Archiginnasio di Bologna, Piazza Galvani 1, 40124 Bologna Italy

You will visit the first official seat of the university in Bologna

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Quadrilatero, via Clavature & via Pescherie Vecchie, 40124 Bologna Italy

You will walk through the most famous food district of the city (the Quadrilatero), where the local food market takes place every day.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Palazzo della Mercanzia, Via Santo Stefano 4, 40125 Bologna Italy

You will be told about Bologna in the Middle Ages, when this beautiful building played and important role for the foreign traders entering into town.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, Via Santo Stefano 24, 40125 Bologna Italy

You will discover why this complex is known as the seven chuches or "Sancta Jerusalem", your guide will tell you about its close connections with the Saint Sepulcher and will allow you to understand ancient symbols present inside.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell, Piazza di Porta Ravegnana, 40126 Bologna Italy

You will stop by the two towers and discover their ancient function and why they became one of the symbols of Bologna.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Via De' Giudei, Bologna Italy

The guide will take you into the narrow streets of the Jewish ghetto, where the Jews were forced to live till the Italian Unification.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Finestrella di Via Piella, Via Piella, Bologna Italy

This is one of the hidden corners of Bologna, known as the “little Venice” which will allow you to understand how different Bologna looked like in the past.

Duration: 10 minutes

Informacion Adicional
"Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability"
"May be operated by a multi-lingual guide"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Near public transportation"
"Most travelers can participate"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers"
"Face masks required for travelers in public areas"
"Face masks required for guides in public areas"
"Social distancing enforced throughout experience"
"Gear/equipment sanitized between use"
"Guides required to regularly wash hands"

Hora de Inicio: Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 1/1/2020 - 6/30/2021
Monday - Sunday:09:30 AM - 12:30 PM
02:30 PM - 05:30 PM

Duración: 3 Hours
Lugar de comienzo: 1: Bologna Centrale, Piazza delle Medaglie d'Oro, 40121 Bologna BO, Italy
2: Piazza Maggiore, 40124 Bologna BO, Italy

Cancelaciones y devoluciones: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


  • Professional guide

No Incluye

  • entrance ticket to the Archiginnasio
  • Entry/Admission - Archiginnasio di Bologna


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