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Bologna Piazza Maggiore Tours and Activities

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Bologna’s beating heart is Piazza Maggiore, in the city’s old center. A classic example of Renaissance town planning, it is one of the most graceful public squares in Italy.

The pedestrianised square is surrounded by the Basilica di San Petronio, the Palazzo Communale (city hall), palatial public buildings and Bologna’s trademark covered walkways ringed by arches.

Sit at an outdoor cafe to enjoy people watching in the sunshine during the day, and visit in the early evening to see the beautifully floodlit Fountain of Neptune, sculpted in 1566.

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Classic Bologna Food Tour

Classic Bologna Food Tour

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Explore the culinary traditions of Bologna with this half-day food tour. Join a guide for a small-group walking tour and taste local specialties such as Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, Bolognese ragu, and mortadella. Begin the tour with a gourmet coffee, visit markets, and meet artisans at work to see how tortellini are made. Lunch at a historic osteria and a gelato tasting are included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$129.08
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$129.08
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The 10 Tastings of Bologna With Locals: Private Food Tour

The 10 Tastings of Bologna With Locals: Private Food Tour

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Eat your way through Bologna's culinary scene on a private food tour. Go on a delicious journey as you try 10 of the best food items beloved by the locals: from savory to sweet and local drinks; this tour will leave every foodie satisfied! Enjoy tastings typical of the local cuisine and hand-picked by a local guide passionate about food like Tortellini fritti and Formaggio Bianco Bologna. But that's not it! This tour is more than just food; it's a cultural experience! In between food stops, you'll also find city highlights making this experience a well-rounded tour that will satisfy every foodie. Withlocals The 10 Tastings Private Food 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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$100.13
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$100.13
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Bologna By Night Food & Wine Walking Tour

Bologna By Night Food & Wine Walking Tour

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Allow yourself an evening break enjoying a walk in the historic center where you can discover the secrets of the city while having fun with a drink and a taste of typical products.  Program: Meeting in Piazza del Nettuno  Piazza Maggiore Via D'Azeglio Piazza Galvani Quadrilatero Historical market Two towers Piazza Santo Stefano Tasting
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$113.47
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$113.47
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$48.92
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$48.92
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2-hour Walking Tour of Bologna

2-hour Walking Tour of Bologna

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With a large historic center that was built over millennia, Bologna is rich in important architectural and cultural monuments. Be sure to see all the highlights with this guided walking tour that touches on the Cathedral and Fountain of Neptune in Piazza Maggiore, the city’s two most famous medieval towers, and the university—the oldest in Europe—along with other important attractions.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$30.57
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$30.57

Bologna Food and Wine Walking Tour

Bologna Food and Wine Walking Tour

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contact me on IG @stayhungrystaybologna infos and SPECIAL deals! I'll show you my favorite places, I'll help you to discover the few true local spots in town, where a true bolognese goes shopping and eat. The places who made our city famous, making what is now called the food capital of italy! We meet in "piazza maggiore", the heart of Bologna and we will walk around downtown making 6-7 stops Oldest meat and fish market Fruit market Cheese shop Best sliced pizza Visit to the pasta shop where tortellino was invented! Typical and local sandwich place Bakery with 150 years old recipe of cake! Oldest Hosteria of Italy since 1465 for some wine and champagne Best Gelato place of town While we walk I'll be happy to share story and colture of the city, with some secrets just few local knows;) I will send you PDF with all informations and places! I will be happy to give you guide to all good restaurants, things to do, and book you places..this is a full package deal for your visit!
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$47.05
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$47.05
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San Luca Experience Tour and Food Tasting

San Luca Experience Tour and Food Tasting

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The Basilica of San Luca is one of the symbols of the city of Bologna. At the meeting point you will receive from a member of our staff a map and a table with the timetables of the return train, available every 45 minutes. At the end, one of our staff will accompany you inside the historic market for a fabulous tasting of typical products and a glass of wine. This tour departs daily and will help you discover the city aboard the San Luca Express train, on which audio guides, available in 8 languages, will tell you the history of the city until your arrival at the Basilica of San Luca. You will be able to visit this sacred place at your own pace and you can decide what time to return by consulting the timetables on the map. On board you will find staff who will welcome you and answer your questions. On your return you can taste the specialties of Bologna with 2 typical tastings
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$36.19
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$36.19
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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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$46.47
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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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Visit the red streets of the historic center of Bologna, visiting the symbolic places of the city and discovering their secrets Art, history and gastronomy, but also secrets, legends and suggestions of contemporary life: discover everything that has made Bologna one of the most popular destinations for tourists in recent years with a certified guide, as well as a real Bolognese DOC
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$54.29
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$54.29
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Local market visit and private cooking class at a local's home in Bologna

Local market visit and private cooking class at a local's home in Bologna

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Learn the secrets behind traditional recipes from Bologna during this private cooking class, complete with a local market visit. Get tips for selecting the best ingredients at the market and then settle into the chef’s home in the Bologna city center for a cooking class. Prepare three courses and then feast on everything you cook alongside a variety of local red and white wines.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$228.01
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$228.01
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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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$102.54
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$102.54
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Bologna Half Day Tour with a Local: 100% Personalized & Private

Bologna Half Day Tour with a Local: 100% Personalized & Private

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A great tour for first-time visitors, you’ll see the city with a local guide who has a passion for Bologna. The tour is completely customizable—visit a cafe for a snack based on your dietary preferences (or maybe some grappa), indulge in a bit of shopping, or check out a few art galleries. Learn about the city’s Medieval and Renaissance history and explore the plazas and old buildings downtown.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$113.86
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$113.86
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Bologna Private Walking Tour

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
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$176.13
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$176.13
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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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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$60.32
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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
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$144.77
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$144.77
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Bologna Tour of Must-See Attractions with Local Top Rated Guide

Bologna Tour of Must-See Attractions with Local Top Rated Guide

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The ideal introduction for first-time visitors to the history-filled city, this half-day, private walking tour of Bologna covers top attractions. Listen to in-depth commentary from your own art historian guide, and enjoy a personalized travel experience adapted to you and your party. Highlights include Piazza Maggiore, the Basilica di San Petronio, and the Mercato di Mezzo.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$190.61
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$190.61
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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
  • Free Cancellation
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$107.37
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$107.37
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Bologna Food Walking Tour Eating For The Center

Bologna Food Walking Tour Eating For The Center

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Take home little pieces of heaven one bite at a time. Stroll with our guide through the center of Bologna, tasting the culture and tradition of the culinary art of Bologna Between stories of history and tastings of Bolognese specialties you can taste every specialty of the region. Explore the historic markets of the city and discover the aromas and flavors typical of the Bolognese culinary tradition
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$119.43
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$119.43
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Bologna Food & Cultural Walking Tour

Bologna Food & Cultural Walking Tour

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This walking tour was created for those who are in the city and do not want to miss the chance to admire the beauties of Bologna but at the same time savor the flavors of typical products such as salumi, crescentine and good wine. Piazza Maggiore, Palazzo Daccursio, Via d'azeglio, Archiginnasio, are just some of the destinations you can admire. The market of the quadrilateral will welcome you with its ancient perfumes where you can taste the authenticity of high quality products Absolutely not to be missed
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$166.29
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$166.29
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Bologna City Center Private Tour with a Local Guide

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
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$180.96
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Withlocals Your Way! Personalised Bologna Private City Tour

Withlocals Your Way! Personalised Bologna Private City Tour

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Feel like you're exploring Rome with a local friend who knows all the best places to go, see and eat on a private half-day walking tour. Get introduced to the layout of the sprawling city and its major sights, plus explore historic bridges, hidden squares, and lively neighborhoods not on the typical tourist path. Learn what it's like to actually live in the ancient capital, and get personalized tips on how to make the most of your Roman holiday.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$126.67
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$126.67
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Private Bologna’s Wine & Bites Walking Tour with a Local

Private Bologna’s Wine & Bites Walking Tour with a Local

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Imagine sipping delicious Italian wine in an authentic bar filled with locals. Let a local host in Bologna make this your reality! Discover Bologna’s relaxing bars and blend in with the regulars while you enjoy delicious local wine paired with Italian bites. 7 delicious tastings included. Start your experience at an award-winning wine bar where you’ll enjoy a glass of light and fruity sparkling Italian wine paired with some tasty local cheese. Then stroll through the city and admire the historic canals! Step inside a homely bar beloved by the locals. Sip on a glass of sparkling red wine with an Italian classic, parmesan cheese. The rich and salty flavors of the cheese paired with the citrus and floral notes of the wine are a match made in heaven. Follow your local host through the city’s old market and then weave your way to a local osteria (Italian restaurant). This local favorite has been serving wine since 1465 making it one of the oldest in Bologna.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$99.04
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$99.04
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Ice-Cream Bike Tour in Bologna

Ice-Cream Bike Tour in Bologna

A bike tour to combine the incredibly rich and vast historic and cultural heritage of Bologna with its likewise famous and delicious ice-cream! You will admire the incredible characteristics of Bologna’s architecture, like the famous porticoes and the ancient defensive towers and be fascinated by its cultural heritage riding through the medieval “Jewish Ghetto”, seeing the oldest University in Europe and visiting the amazing Church of Santo Stefano or Sette Chiese. Cycling between the majestic Piazza Maggiore enclosed by some of the most important buildings in the city, and the main landmarks of the city an ice-cream tasting will make your experience unforgettable: you will in fact be guided to 2 of the best artisanal ice-cream shops in Bologna. Depending on the weather conditions, your guides will take you to the Giardini Margherita park, with its Art Nouveau chalet and English style gardens, for a nice green stroll in the shade and an ice-cream.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$54.29
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$54.29

Bologna; Private walking tour

Bologna; Private walking tour

Bologna, the chief town of Emilia-Romagna district, is famous worldwide for its art, culture and history heritage. Home to the first university in Europe, founded in 1088, and place of birth and/or home to a great number of world-known artists, writers, musicians, scientists etc, it is also renowned for its food tradition (let alone thinking about the bolognese sauce, known and used all over the world). This customised walking tour, specifically designed for first-time visitors, will show you the reason why Bologna is so popular all over the world.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$102.54
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Bologna Piazza Maggiore 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. See all 56 Bologna Piazza Maggiore tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Bologna Piazza Maggiore 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Bologna Piazza Maggiore costs USD 30.57. Guided Bologna Piazza Maggiore tours start around USD 30.57 per person. See all 56 Bologna Piazza Maggiore tickets and tours on Viator.
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