From art and culture up to gastronomic excellence.
20 participants maximum
Service with guide
Private sightseeing tour Introduction: Bologna, chief town of Emilia-Romagna, is known worldwide as "La Dotta" ("The Learned" because it was home to the first university in Europe founded in 1088, where even Dante and Petrarch studied, and the 100, 000 students enrolled nowadays make it a lively and cosmopolitan place), "La Grassa" ("The Fat" thanks to reputedly the best cuisine in Italy), "La Rossa" ("The Red" referring to both the colour of its brick buildings) and "La Turrita" ("The Towered" for the presence of 24 towers of the 100 built in the city around the XII century). The tour will show you the reason why Bologna is known in Italy and abroad as dotta, rossa, turrita and … grassa. You will learn everything about Food and wines and discover that everyone knows spaghetti bolognese. . except Italians!
TYPICAL PRODUCTS TASTING is possible if REQUIRED.
Tour Highlights: The tour starts at Piazza Maggiore, meet up location of the tour, with the City Hall, Podestà Palace, Neptune’s Fountain, King Enzo’s Palace, Sala Borsa (closed on Sundays), Palazzo dei Banchi, dei Notai, Accursio Palace and Basilica of Saint Petronio (visit inside according to opening hours and services)with the sundial. The tour continues with the medieval Galluzzi court, Piazza Galvani the Archiginnasio, the first unique seat of the University of Bologna, and via Farini with its branded products and clothings. A Walk through Food Marketup to Saint Steven square with its porticos, palaces and the Saint Steven Churches Complex (visit inside according to opening hours and services). Through the Isolani Court we will reach Via Strada Maggiore, the Two Leaning Towers, Via Zamboni, the present university area and the old Jewish Ghetto. In the Mercato di Mezzo some locals will be visited in order to explain the typical food of Bologna and show the close relationship between culture and food
The tour includes:
4 hours guided tour service in Bologna city centre in the MORNING or AFTERNOON
The tour does not include:
Bolognini chapel in Saint Petronio € 0,50/each and Anatomic theatre in Archiginnasio € 3,50/each.
For TASTING TYPICAL PRODUCTS and WINES about € 20,00 - 25,00 /each to be paid on the spot. Inform the guide on visit day if you wish to have a tasting this in order to better arrange the guided tour.