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San Petronio Basilica (Basilica di San Petronio)
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San Petronio Basilica (Basilica di San Petronio) Tours and Activities

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Dedicated to the fifth-century bishop Petronius, who became Bologna’s patron saint, the San Petronio Basilica (Basilica di San Petronio) dominates Piazza Maggiore in the heart of the city. One of the largest churches in the world and a soaring example of Gothic grandeur, the basilica Is a highlight of any Bologna city tour.

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2-Hour Bike Tour of Bologna

2-Hour Bike Tour of Bologna

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A historic university city, culinary capital, and hub of architectural beauty, Bologna offers no shortage of attractions—and this zippy bike tour through town gives you the perfect opportunity to explore. Get up close and personal with the sights, from the bustling Piazza Maggiore to the Basilica of San Domenico and the modern Manifattura delle Arti district. As you go, hear about the city’s long history from your guide.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$46.30
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$46.30

Secret Food Tours Bologna w/ Private Tour Option

Secret Food Tours Bologna w/ Private Tour Option

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Treat your hungry self to a food tour of Bologna, and discover why the city is known for its love of gastronomy. With a local guide, you’ll savor breakfast, then sample fresh pasta, balsamic vinegar, cheese, wine, gelato, and even a secret dish—to be revealed on the tour. Explore the city by foot in between tastings, and learn about Bologna and its food heritage through the tour. Just let the local supplier know in advance if you have special dietary requirements.
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  • 4 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$135.04
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Historical Tour of Bologna

Historical Tour of Bologna

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A mix of art masterpieces, history, food stories, legends and secrets described by a local art lover with a great experience and knowledge of the city. The tour itself will be like a dive into history and time. All information about art will be experienced by the visitors as a trip enriched with details about life, food, culture, music and traditions of those ages.
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  • 3 hours to 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$48.74
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$48.74
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CSTRents - Bologna Segway PT Authorized Tour

CSTRents - Bologna Segway PT Authorized Tour

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See Bologna, with its narrow streets, crooked medieval towers and miles and miles of arcaded walkways, from a different perspective: from a Segway. Cruise around this handsome Italian city on a Segway, learning about the history of each place, and seeing major landmarks, such as the five-hundred-year-old Fountain of Neptune, the Basilica di Santo Stefano, and much more. This small-tour is limited to just eight participants, which means you’ll get plenty of attention from the local guide.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$134.01
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Classic Walking Tour Bologna

Classic Walking Tour Bologna

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A classic walking tour together with a private guide through the streets of the center of Bologna visiting the major cultural attractions of the city and the history of local gastronomy to discover all the secrets of the city that our guide will tell you. At the end a small tasting of local products in a historical shop.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$102.17
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$102.17
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Bologna City Walking Tour

Bologna City Walking Tour

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Enjoy a classic walking tour through the streets of central Bologna visiting its main cultural attractions. Explore some of the picturesque squares, archiginnasio and beautiful city buildings on this 2-hour group tour
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$32.49
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$32.49
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Guided Walking Tour of the Historic Center of Bologna

Guided Walking Tour of the Historic Center of Bologna

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Make the most of your day in Bologna with this guided walking tour that touches on the city’s A-list sights in just hours. Stroll beneath the UNESCO-listed porticoes to the main Piazza Maggiore to visit Basilica of San Petronio and Fountain of Neptune, gaze up at the twin medieval towers - a symbol of the city - and admire other significant city landmarks while you learn about Bologna's long history and famed cuisine.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$54.09
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$54.09
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Private Local Tour Guide Bologna: Kickstart your Trip, 100% Personalized

Private Local Tour Guide Bologna: Kickstart your Trip, 100% Personalized

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Get a feel for Bologna on an intimate private walking tour. In addition to navigating and translating, your guide customizes the day’s itinerary according to your interests, planning stops at top landmarks and hidden gems loved by locals. Leave with an inside perspective on the city and a handle on its layout and transit system.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$71.30
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$71.30
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Bologna Private Tours with Locals: 100% Personalized, See the City Unscripted

Bologna Private Tours with Locals: 100% Personalized, See the City Unscripted

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Explore the historic streets of Bologna with a private guide leading the way during this walking tour. See top landmarks including Piazza Maggiore, taste espresso under the famous portici (arched colonnades), and wander through the Montagnola Market. The itinerary can be customized according to your interests.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$128.33
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Bologna : a walk into history

Bologna : a walk into history

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The city of Bologna is a rich tapestry of art, culture, cuisine, and music—a UNESCO–listed gem in the heart of Italy. On this morning or afternoon walking tour, follow your guide through Bologna’s medieval streets and find out what makes the city special. Hear the stories behind top attractions including Piazza Maggiore, the Quadrilatero, and the 14th-century San Petronio Basilica, and gain insight into Bologna’s colorful past.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$156.26
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Bologna Private Walking Tour
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Bologna Private Walking Tour

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Explore the beautiful and historic capital of Emilia-Romagna on this private 2-hour walking tour in Bologna. See the highlights of the bustling city and hear about Bologna's university, the oldest in the world. Learn about Bologna's fascinating history, dating back to 1000 B.C., and how the city remains popular among Italian and international students. Discover this fascinating and Medieval town with your private guide.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$175.49
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$175.49
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Bologna Food Tour with Wine Tasting & Guided Sightseeing of Top Attractions

Bologna Food Tour with Wine Tasting & Guided Sightseeing of Top Attractions

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Bologna’s traditional cuisine is so important to the city’s identity that it is known affectionately as “La Grassa”, or “The Fat Lady”. With this walking tour, explore both the cultural and culinary highlights of this vibrant city, taking in its main square, churches, and towers, as well as strolling through the historic market to sample local specialties and wines—all while learning about their history and significance with a guide.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$118.99
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$118.99

Highlights & Hidden Gems With Locals: Best of Bologna Private Tour

Highlights & Hidden Gems With Locals: Best of Bologna Private Tour

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This is not just another city tour; this is the best of Bologna from a unique perspective! Get to know Bologna on a city tour that gives you the perfect overview, with city highlights, hidden gems, storytelling, and a local treat - this tour has it all! Forget about big touristy groups and the crowds; it's time to see Bologna at its best but from the eyes of a local. Check out main landmarks like Piazza Maggiore, Quadrilatero, Due Torri and uncover hidden gems and city secrets with the help of a knowledgeable local guide. And the cherry on top, a local treat is included. Withlocals Highlights & Hidden Gems Private City Tour™ is one of Withlocals' signature tours available in major cities worldwide. We work with passionate local guides who earn a fair fee. We support local economies by only offering local produce and prevent over-tourism with only small non-intrusive groups. Our tours are carbon-neutral and away from the standard tourist routes.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$134.01
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$134.01
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Private exploration game: Murder Mystery Tour in Old Town Bologna

Private exploration game: Murder Mystery Tour in Old Town Bologna

Be the hero of a quest and follow clues to discover amazing places and local stories in Bologna. You will learn about Bologna’s terracotta art and many of the stories behind the city’s most iconic places. You will see the historical Ghetto, walk along the legendary Via dell’Independenza, and much more. Are you up for discovering Bologna with a twist of mystery? You’ve come to the right place. Highlights: Uncover the stories behind Bologna’s central square Learn about the puzzling history of the Old University Discover the city’s most famous marketplace Try a new type of experience, the perfect mix between a tour, an outdoor escape game, and a treasure hunt. The city game will take you about 1 hour to complete, but there’s no time limit which will allow you to go at your own pace. You won't need a guide, just download the app, go to the starting point, and begin the adventure.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$6.00
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$6.00
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Private walking and foodie tour of Bologna
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Private walking and foodie tour of Bologna

Join your private guide for an immersion into the unique atmosphere of Bologna made of a special mixture of history, culture and great food. Indulge yourself in tasting amazing local food delights that makes Bologna a real foodie jewel and visit unique monuments and historical shops. Visit Basilica di San Petronio and Archiginnasio. Excite your senses visiting the foodie market Mercato di Mezzo, taste local food delights and discover the city with a knowledgeable local.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$108.18
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$108.18
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Bologna ​by Private Night Tour: Highlights & Hidden Gems

Bologna ​by Private Night Tour: Highlights & Hidden Gems

As the soft evening light falls across the city’s sights, follow your local host to discover local gems. From the ‘beating heart’ piazza of Bologna itself, where the city’s best open-air market once came to life, to one of the largest Gothic Cathedrals in the world, your host will point out some of the details you might otherwise miss. Stop beside the dominating bronze statue of Neptune, and learn a few interesting anecdotes. Take advantage of the cooler, calmer evening to visit some of Bologna’s ​busier areas, as you head towards the Voltone del Podesta Archway. Wander around. Take a break at the Caffe ‘Delle Sette Chiese, testing delicious local treats while you take in the sights of the historic square below, and discover two incredible 12th Century leaning towers with their significant tales to tell. Away from the main tourist areas, see the places where locals gather to spend their evenings socializing in bars and restaurants.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$61.30
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$61.30
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Private 3-hour Walking Tour of Bologna with private official tour guide

Private 3-hour Walking Tour of Bologna with private official tour guide

Bologna, the capital of the Reggio Emilia region, is one of the most historical cities in whole Italy. It’s existence dates back to 1000 BC. The city hosts the first university in the whole World. You will enjoy, with your private official tour guide, getting to know the most emblematic and representative sites of the city. Bologna has a very active public life and high economic activy. - SAVE COVID-19 SAFE - As this is a private tour we take care of maintaining social distance.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$266.84
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$266.84
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Small-Group Bologna Tour of City Highlights with Top-Rated Local Guide

Small-Group Bologna Tour of City Highlights with Top-Rated Local Guide

Bologna has a long and fascinating history, bound up in its fine palaces, churches, and towers. With this small-group tour, dive deep into the historical context of its impressive architecture with the insights and explanations provided by your guide. Stroll through the main square to take in its monumental fountain, stop at the city’s two basilicas, and admire its soaring towers and forgotten canals.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$94.96
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Bologna City Center Private Tour with a Local Guide
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Bologna City Center Private Tour with a Local Guide

Get an insider's view of Bologna, known as one of Italy's cultural and culinary capitals. This private walking tour gives you the undivided attention of an art historian guide, who reveals stories and secrets behind Bologna’s fountains, palaces, and churches. See highlights of the medieval city center, learn about important former residents, and browse the delicious products of the Emilia-Romagna region at a typical market. Ask all the questions you like for a personalized introduction to beautiful Bologna.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$180.30
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$180.30
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Bologna Highlights, city walking tour with private guide

Bologna Highlights, city walking tour with private guide

A journey from the medieval reminders of the ancient city to the Renaissance and beyond, seeing the signs of its past. An enchanting tour to discover the timeless atmosphere of the historical center of Bologna, the location of the oldest University in western world, dating back to 1088 A. D.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$127.35
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$127.35
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Bologna: 2-Hour Private Guided Walking Tour

Bologna: 2-Hour Private Guided Walking Tour

Join this guided tour of Bologna’s old center, one of the best preserved in Europe. You'll walk through fascinating squares and welcoming typical arcades, and have the chance to visit historical churches and stunning ancient palazzi.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$299.29
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BOLOGNA, City & Food Private Tour

BOLOGNA, City & Food Private Tour

Enjoy Bologna's rich history and food culture in a single tour! Experience the best of Bologna with a local guide, who let you delve into the magical atmosphere of the city center.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$276.45
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$276.45
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Welcome to Bologna! Private Walking Tour

Welcome to Bologna! Private Walking Tour

This is the ideal tour of Bologna if you want to get to know the best of the city on a half-day walk in the historic center. You will discover the history and culture behind each building and you will also receive further information to make unique and unforgettable your stay. We will end up in the medieval market area where you can receive some suggestions for your lunch and dinner based on typical local products. The tour is carried out by a local expert and certified local guide.
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  • 2 hours 40 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$132.22
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Bologna Food & Walking Tour - Private Tour with Local Guide - Ultimate Tour

Bologna Food & Walking Tour - Private Tour with Local Guide - Ultimate Tour

Bologna Food & Walking Tour - Private Tour with Local Guide - Ultimate Tour - since 1980 Guided walking tour and tasting tour
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$168.94
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since San Petronio Basilica (Basilica di San Petronio) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit San Petronio Basilica (Basilica di San Petronio) 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to San Petronio Basilica (Basilica di San Petronio) costs USD 6.00. Guided San Petronio Basilica (Basilica di San Petronio) tours start around USD 6.00 per person.
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