The Best Of Bologna Private Tour: Highlights & Hidden Gems

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 Hrs
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  • Departure Details :
    Piazza del Nettuno, 1, 40124 Bologna BO, Italy
  • Return Details :
    Via Altabella, Bologna BO, Italy
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Medieval towers, gorgeous palaces, and delicious Italian cuisine; Bologna is a magical place! On this private tour, get ready to discover the best highlights the city has to offer, as well as its unique hidden gems with your favorite local.

Get ready to experience Bologna the local way. Enjoy the city to the max and hear more about the origin, history, and culture of Bologna. Discover the ancient entrance to the town at the leaning Asinelli and Garisenda Towers. See and touch Bolognas past at the Archiginnasio Palace, which was once the beautiful center of the citys University. Explore the underground ruins inside the Salabrosa Public Library and be fascinated by ancient Roman stories.

Follow your local host through Bolognas city center and secret roads. Explore a remarkable traditional Osteria , have a drink, and see how the locals have socialized since the Middle Ages.Stroll through Piazza del Nettuno and discover the hidden canals which once made the city a trading center.

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This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Fontana del Nettuno, Piazza del Nettuno, 40124 Bologna Italy
Admire the detailed carvings of this famous landmark created to assert the power of the Catholic Church

Duration: 15 minutes
Stop At: Biblioteca Salaborsa, Piazza del Nettuno 3, 40124 Bologna Italy
Explore the fascinating archaeological excavations inside Bolognas central library

Duration: 20 minutes
Stop At: Palazzo Re Enzo, Piazza Maggiore 1, 40124 Bologna Italy
Learn the story of King Enzo inside one of the most beautiful palaces of Piazza Maggiore

Duration: 25 minutes
Stop At: Basilica di San Petronio, Corte De' Galluzzi 12/2, 40124 Bologna Italy
See the incomplete faade of the stunning church and discover the worlds oldest functional organ

Duration: 15 minutes
Stop At: Archiginnasio di Bologna, Piazza Galvani 1, 40124 Bologna Italy
Walk in the footsteps of the finest intellectuals to ever study in the halls of the citys former University

Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Osteria Del Sole, Vicolo Ranocchi 1/d, 40124 Bologna Italy
Enjoy a drink and socialize with the locals at the city's oldest Osteria

Duration: 20 minutes
Stop At: Mercato di Mezzo, Via Rizzoli 9 Quadrilatero area, 40125 Bologna Italy
Wander through a beautifully restored indoor market and see all the local products on display

Duration: 10 minutes
Stop At: Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell, Piazza di Porta Ravegnana, 40126 Bologna Italy
Hear the story of how Bologna was once home to dozens of the soaring towers that stand before you

Duration: 20 minutes
Stop At: Finestrella di Via Piella, Via Piella, Bologna Italy
Discover Bologna's "Little Venice" and find evidence of Bolognas rich history as an important canal city

Duration: 15 minutes
Stop At: Torre Azzoguidi (detta Altabella), Via Altabella, Bologna Italy
Check out the Azzoguidi Tower and hear the story about the families that used to own them

Duration: 10 minutes


  • Private Tour
  • Local Guide
  • Entrance tickets
  • 1 tasting drink


  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Food and beverages not listed as inclusions

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Near public transportation

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate