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Notable Porticoes in Bologna - page 4

Notable Porticoes in Bologna

Almost 25 miles (40 kilometers) of porticoes, or shaded arcades, line the streets of the Italian city of Bologna. Simultaneously functional and architecturally beautiful, the porticoes provide outdoor promenades that are protected from sun and rain. Here’s where to find the best examples throughout the center of Bologna. 

Piazza Maggiore

Dating back to the 13th century, this square has porticoes on three sides. Each side has its own architecture and character, reflecting the era in which they were built and the style of the designer.

Via dell'Indipendenza

Dating back to 1888, the porticoes along Via dell'Indipendenza are relatively new compared to other historic walkways in Bologna. Connecting Piazza Maggiore to the railway station, this road is lined with shops, and the wide walkway offers shelter from the weather.

San Luca

Stretching almost 13,125 feet (4,000 meters), the porticoes along Via San Luca and Via Saragozza were built in the 17th and 18th centuries. This covered walkway was considered a religious route and leads to a church, the Madonna of San Luca (Santuario Madonna di San Luca). 

Via Marsala

Some of the oldest examples of this architecture style can be seen in the wooden porticoes of Via Marsala, dating back to the 13th century. 

Via Zamboni

You can see porticoes from different eras in history along Via Zamboni, once the home of many noble residences now belonging to offices and universities. A range of architectural styles and intricate details are displayed here. 

Piazza Santo Stefano

Two sides of this square are lined by porticoes dating back to different moments in Bologna’s history from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance. Craftsmanship on the columns and arches is especially noteworthy.

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Private Pasta-Making Class at a local's home with lunch or dinner in Bologna

Private Pasta-Making Class at a local's home with lunch or dinner in Bologna

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Immerse yourself in a private pasta-making class at the Cesarina's home, learn the secrets of the region's most famous pasta dishes and taste the fruit of your labour accompanied by a glass of local wine. You'll have a fully equipped workstation with utensils and ingredients and your local host will reveal the tricks of the trade of 3 authentic regional pasta recipe, handed down by generations of mammas and nonnas. After the class, sit down at the table with your Italian family and taste everything you have prepared accompanied by a selection of local wines. This experience is held by Cesarine, Italy’s oldest network of home cooks and wine experts. Cesarine are passionate and welcoming hosts that open the doors of their own homes to curious travellers for immersive culinary experiences. Every host is reviewed for authentic culinary traditions.
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2.5-hour Bologna City and University Walking Tour

2.5-hour Bologna City and University Walking Tour

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Bologna University is the oldest of its kind in Europe, dating back to the 11th century, and this 2.5-hour walking tour provides a fascinating insight into the historic institution. With a small group of up 15 participants, admire the university buildings; see the Archiginnasio Palace, Museo Medievale, and Renaissance Palace; and stroll around Piazza S. Domenico.
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Black&Red Motor: Lamborghini, Ferrari Factory Tours & Museum, Lunch, transport

Black&Red Motor: Lamborghini, Ferrari Factory Tours & Museum, Lunch, transport

This tour combines perfectly the two most famous Supercars' of Italy: Lamborghini and Ferrari. During the factory tour in Lamborghini, the guide will accompany you through the production lines and you will discover all secrets about the creation of a Lambo car. Lamborghini museum with vintage cars, unique models and prototypes, will tell you about the technologies of these fantastic cars. Ferrari Museum is an amazing journey for discovering all the history of Ferrari, starting from the "office" of Enzo Ferrari to the last fastest cars ever built as the Fxxk or the La Ferrari. The area dedicated to the Formula 1 is a very interested moment of the visit, which celebrate all the victories of the pracing Horse. During the Ferrari factory tour and the Fiorano track, the guide will present you all the buildings of the factory and tells some secrets about one of the best workers' place of Italy. Min. People requested: 2
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Pagani Ducati Lamborghini Factory and Museum Day Tour from Bologna

Pagani Ducati Lamborghini Factory and Museum Day Tour from Bologna

The ideal outing for luxury automobile enthusiasts, this full-day private tour includes visits to the Ducati, Pagani, and Lamborghini museums and factories. See where your favorite high-end Italian supercars are made, right in the region where they first originated. Tours include a traditional lunch in Bologna; upgrade to test drive a Lamborghini or try out a Formula One simulator.
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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
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Withlocals Your Way: 100% Personalised Food Tour

Withlocals Your Way: 100% Personalised Food Tour

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See Rome through the eyes of a local with this food-themed private walking tour. Taste traditional Roman fare including pizza bianca and gelato. Explore multiple neighborhoods on foot, from the markets of Campo de Fiori to the charming bars of Trastevere. Customize the itinerary according to your interests and get advice on where to eat and drink for the rest of your stay.
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  • 2 to 4 hours
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Bologna Private Dinner Food Tour with a Local: 100% Personalized

Bologna Private Dinner Food Tour with a Local: 100% Personalized

Discover why Italians call Bologna “La Grassa” (the fat one) on a 100% personalized private food experience with a local host hand-picked to suit your interests. Experience the city’s decadent cuisine and Emilia-Romagna’s fantastic produce as you share antipasti followed by two courses and two drinks per person at an authentic restaurant locals love. Leave with insider foodie tips to see you through your stay.
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Discover the wine producers of Emilia Romagna

Discover the wine producers of Emilia Romagna

Live a day in one of the most famous wineries in the world immersed in an oasis of greenery. Program 8.30 am pick up at the hotel in bologna 9.45 am Arrival at the winery 10:00 am private guided tour of the company 11:00 am Wine tasting and visit to the wine shop 12:15 pm Lunch in a typical restaurant 2.00 pm Drop off at the Hotel in Bologna
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Modena Day Trip from Bologna with a Local: Private & Personalized ★★★★★

Modena Day Trip from Bologna with a Local: Private & Personalized ★★★★★

Take the train from Bologna to explore the historic town of Modena with a local host. Visit landmarks including the Piazza Grande, which together with Modena Cathedral and Torre Civica hold UNESCO World Heritage Site status. Have lunch at a local restaurant that fits your style and budget, sampling the balsamic vinegar and Lambrusco wine the region is famous for. The experience is completely customized to your interests.
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Food Tasting Walking tour of Bologna

Food Tasting Walking tour of Bologna

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Bologna’s cuisine is so famous that the city is known as “La Grassa”, or “The Fat Lady”, for its rich local specialties. This guided walk combines sightseeing with tastings so you can experience both the city’s cultural and gastronomic treasures in one tour. Pair highlights like the Cathedral of S.Petronio and Fountain of Neptune in Piazza Maggiore with two gourmet stops during your visit.
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Private Pasta & Tiramisu Class at a local's home with tasting in Bologna

Private Pasta & Tiramisu Class at a local's home with tasting in Bologna

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Immerse yourself in a private pasta and tiramisu-making class in a welcoming home, learn the secrets of the region's most famous pasta dishes and tiramisu and taste the fruit of your labour for lunch or dinner accompanied by local wines. - During this private lesson, you will learn how to prepare 2 pasta recipes and the tiramisu dessert from scratch. Your host will reveal the tricks of the trade of these iconic recipes. - Have fun putting your cooking skills to the test and amaze your friends and family once home with an Italian meal! This experience is suitable for families with children of all ages. This experience is held by Cesarine: Italy’s oldest network of 1000+ home cooks all over the country in more than 500 cities. They are passionate and welcoming hosts that open the doors of their own homes to curious travellers for immersive culinary experiences.
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Lamborghini and Ferrari Day Tour
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Lamborghini and Ferrari Day Tour

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The new Lamborghini Museum retraces all the stages that have made the history of the Toro brand: an exciting journey through historic cars, images and photographs that will accompany you through the history of one of the greatest Italian manufacturers. The Ferrari museum is an icon of Motorvalley and will make you discover the most famous brand in the world. Afterwards you will visit the Fiorano track and by minivan the historic Ferrari factory Following a lunch in a typical restaurant of the area Private return transport included
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Ferrari Full Day Experience with Test Drive, Lunch and Ferrari Gadget included

Ferrari Full Day Experience with Test Drive, Lunch and Ferrari Gadget included

Sports car enthusiasts can take a deep dive into the universe of “La Rossa” with this exclusive Ferrari experience. Visit the Ferrari museums in Maranello and Modena, as well as the Fiorano test track at the Ferrari factory. Get behind the wheel of a powerful 488 Challenge for a spin around the track and 488 Spider for a road test, and feel like a Formula 1 driver in a professional simulator.
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3 Days In Bologna

3 Days In Bologna

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Discover Bologna with this 3-day holiday that will allow you to live with the local people and discover the beauties of this city famous throughout the world for its art, cuisine, music and motors. 1 day Arrival at the 3/4 star Hotel in the heart of Bologna and check in Guided tour of the center with the best attractions Dinner in a Trattoria I'm going back to the hotel 2nd day Breakfast at hotel Departure for the Emilia Excellence Food Tour (visit to Parmigiano Reggiano producer, Visit to Acetaia, Visit to Winery and gourmet lunch) I'm going back to the hotel Dinner in a pizzeria 3 day Breakfast at hotel Free stroll for shopping Check out and see you in Bologna
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Ferrari Driving Experience on a Racetrack

Ferrari Driving Experience on a Racetrack

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Drive a Ferrari on an Italian race track during a driving tour near Bologna. Open up the power of the Ferrari F458 Challenge as you speed around the track five times. Your professional Ferrari driving instructor shares driving and safety tips for the experience of a lifetime. Upgrade to include round-trip transport between the racetrack and Bologna.
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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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Day Tour with Lamborghini Factory tour and Ferrari Museum

Day Tour with Lamborghini Factory tour and Ferrari Museum

Learn about two of Italy’s most iconic automobile makers during this full-day, private tour to Lamborghini Museum and the Ferrari Museum, with admission tickets an additional cost. Tour real-life production lines and revisit a half-century of Lamborghini history, then get an insider's introduction to the Ferrari brand's iconic founder. Tours include comfortable transportation from Bologna in a WIFI-equipped Mercedes.
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Drinks & Bites in Bologna Private Tour

Drinks & Bites in Bologna Private Tour

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Bologna is a lively university town, known for its vibrant nightlife. Experience the city’s festive atmosphere for yourself with this local-led tour that stops at some of the trendiest spots downtown for drinks and nibbles. Learn about life in the city from your guide while you sip Lambrusco wine and sample cheeses, cold cuts, and other specialties. Admire some of the city’s sights during your stroll from bar to bar.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Name your recipe:Food Market Tour and Workshop with a Local Home Cook in Bologna

Name your recipe:Food Market Tour and Workshop with a Local Home Cook in Bologna

Have you ever been to a local market and traditional food shop in Italy? This is your chance to visit a market with a local expert, choose your most inspiring ingredients, and create and name your very own two recipes.  Go food shopping with your host and choose 3-5 staple ingredients that capture your imagination before immersing yourself in a private cooking class at their home. With their expert guidance, you will learn how to prepare your chosen ingredients and make your own two Italian creations. Cultivate your creativity and confidence in the kitchen by adding an Italian flair to your dishes. Then, taste everything you have prepared accompanied by a selection of red and white local wines. This experience is held by Cesarine: Italy’s oldest network of 1000+ home cooks all over the country in more than 500 cities. They are passionate and welcoming hosts that open the doors of their own homes to curious travellers for immersive culinary experiences.
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  • 4 hours
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Bologna Family Tour with a Local Guide, Private & Custom ★★★★★

Bologna Family Tour with a Local Guide, Private & Custom ★★★★★

Have your kids had enough of museums?  Take a tour that you the whole family will enjoy. With a private guide, you’ll learn about the history and culture of the city in a way that’s fun for both kids and adults. Take in the local parks, while your kids burn off some energy. Everyone will also be treated to complimentary gelato. Finally, get recommendations for kid-friendly restaurants and activities in Bologna.
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  • 2 to 4 hours
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Bologna Highlights Small Group Tour with a Local Guide

Bologna Highlights Small Group Tour with a Local Guide

On this history-packed, small-group tour of Bologna, you’ll discover a mix of top attractions and under-the-radar sites. Wander along medieval-era canals, see a pair of towers that lean more than Pisa, and learn about the origins of the spectacular buildings in Piazza Maggiore. You’ll listen to entertaining facts and legends along the way.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Balsamic Vinegar, Pavarotti And Ferrari Museum Tour
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Balsamic Vinegar, Pavarotti And Ferrari Museum Tour

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An incredible tour of musical culture, motors and gastronomy. A fantastic experience in the heart of the Food Valley. The perfect place to visit for anyone who wants to discover the history and millenary tradition of the famous "Black Gold" of Modena. Guided tour + tasting Discover the places where the great Maestro Luciano Pavarotti lived by visiting his House Museum by visiting the rooms where he lived. Lunch in a farmhouse surrounded by greenery with 2 courses plus wine and drinks. An incredible visit that will take you to visit the Ferrari Museum in Maranello. 8.30 am pick-up at the hotel 9.30-10.30 visit to the vinegar factory 11.00-12.00 visit Pavarotti museum 12.30-14.00 Lunch at the farmhouse 14.00-15.00 Visit to the Ferrari Museum 16.00 Drop-off at the hotel
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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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
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$154.05
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The Charcuterie Museum: Private Tour and Tasting from Bologna

The Charcuterie Museum: Private Tour and Tasting from Bologna

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Bologna is one of Italy’s great gastronomic cities, as well as home to its only Charcuterie Museum, and this private tour includes an expert-led tasting. Enjoy a guided tour of the MUSA museum, uncover the secrets behind classic Italian dishes and antipasti, then sample a variety of delicious regional specialties including Parma ham and local wines.
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  • 4 hours
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$81.08
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