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Bologna University Quarter
Bologna University Quarter

Bologna University Quarter Tours and Activities

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Bologna is home to the oldest university in Europe, and the city owes much of its youthful vibrancy and thriving cultural life to the formidable student population, concentrated in the lively University Quarter. Tour this area to discover its cache of cafes and clubs, along with fascinating historic museums and university buildings.

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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
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$130.20
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$130.20
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 Bologna City Red Bus and Food tasting

Bologna City Red Bus and Food tasting

Visit Bologna aboard a modern open top bus, and admire the local monuments and architectural beauty of the city. Then, enjoy a tasting of some local foods inside a historic market. Upon arrival at the meeting point, the staff will be happy to welcome you on board. Choose the audio guide available in 10 different languages and learn more about some of the monuments and the general history of the city. Taste typical products with 2 final tastings!
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$40.16
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Bologna's Best Kept Secrets Tours by Locals: Private & 100% Personalized

Bologna's Best Kept Secrets Tours by Locals: Private & 100% Personalized

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Follow a local to their favorite places in Bologna with this best kept secrets walking tour. See contemporary street art, trendy bars, quirky boutiques, and innovative restaurants during your stroll. Explore neighborhoods that are loved by locals for their vintage markets and contemporary art galleries. Discover a side of Bologna that's not in guidebooks.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$85.04
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$85.04
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2.5-Hour Bike Tour of Bologna with Food Tasting

2.5-Hour Bike Tour of Bologna with Food Tasting

With this bike tour we offer you the chance to see Bologna's historical and artistic heritage and also enjoy its local products and delicatessen. Don't miss the opportunity to taste our famous aperitivo and a selection of typical cold cuts, and make a toast with a glass of wine or beer!
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$80.17
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$80.17

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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$30.84
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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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$177.66
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$177.66
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Bologna Food Tasting box

Bologna Food Tasting box

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With this Bologna food tasting Box you will have the opportunity to visit Bologna and discover its secrets by following the aromas of the food through 7 typical tastings to be done independently at the times you want! At the meeting point, one of the staff will welcome you and give you the box valid for 24 hours and will show you all the places you can visit and the tastings you can do.
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  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
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$43.69
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$43.69
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Bologna Wine Tasting in One of the Oldest Inns

Bologna Wine Tasting in One of the Oldest Inns

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Are you in the city and want to taste the best local wines and typical products without leaving the center? This tour is for you! Spend an afternoon or evening in one of Bologna's oldest wine bars and wineries, famous all over the world for its wines and salami and cheeses. Tour includes: - Local escort - 3 tastings of typical local wines with description - Platter of cold cuts and cheeses with homemade bread and breadsticks - walk to one of the historic areas of the center
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  • 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$81.13
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$81.13
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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
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$60.84
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$60.84

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
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$90.05
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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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$146.02
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Bologna Highlights Private Walking Tour with Local Guide

Bologna Highlights Private Walking Tour with Local Guide

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Please be aware that this tour is adapted to the local regulations post Covid-19. Our hosts will deliver this experience with the required equipment always keeping the distance suggested by local authorities. It will be safe and entertaining! Kickstart your time in Bologna with a 90-minute introduction to the town with the help of your favorite local. See the best local spots of Bologna and discover the city through the eyes of a local. On this private tour, you’ll visit the must-see hangout spots of the city, but also see hidden places that will give an authentic feeling of the town. Enjoy the atmosphere and views from beautiful Piazzas and, hear all about the oldest University in the western world as you walk down Via Zamboni. Get your recommendations from your local host plus extra tips and tricks on what to see and do in Bologna. Get insights on the local lifestyle and find out true stories about the city’s past as you take in historical, full-of-life Bologna.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$31.64
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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
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$114.46
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Ascent to the Asinelli Tower More tasting Typical Protots

Ascent to the Asinelli Tower More tasting Typical Protots

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Are you in Bologna and don't want to miss the opportunity to climb the Torre degli Asinelli and enjoy the view of the city? But at the same time do you want to taste our typical products and a good ice cream? Well this tour is for you One of our guides will accompany you to the climb of the tower where you will enjoy a crazy view. On the way back, our guide will accompany you to the historic shops of Bologna to taste and smell the aromas of our typical cold cuts and cheeses and to finish off with an excellent artisan ice cream Just booked our staff will agree directly on the details and times. If your hotel is located in the center of Bologna we will come and pick you up at the hotel
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  • 2 hours
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$19.47
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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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$167.73
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$167.73
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Discover Bologna an amazing city

Discover Bologna an amazing city

The beauty of Bologna is not only that it's got (almost) everything that you expect of a big city, but on a human scale, Bologna is not only the seat of the oldest Western World University, founded in 1088, it also has an established reputation of capital of gastronomy and a well preserved medieval city centre containing some 40 kilometres of porticoes built over 1,000 years.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$109.52
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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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$32.89
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$32.89
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Food markets tour with a local!

Food markets tour with a local!

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I will bring you to the typical and local food markets. We will go shopping in the best food shops of Bologna, where usually locals go. We will taste local salumi, local cheese and home-made pasta, and local wine of course! We will go also to a special ancient indoor market, where you can buy specialities of the town to bring home! I will suggest you what to but and how to cook it. We Will also have amazing gelato! You will enjoy the special atmosphere that makes the district so special, lively and energetic while learning more about things you can’t miss when visiting Bologna. For DISCOUNT contact me also on my instagram: @my.bologna IMPORTANT: the price of the food and the drinks are not included, everyone will pay for himself, i will suggest you what to buy, to taste, and where, i will be your "food guide" ! (If you want to try all that i suggest, you will spend not more than €17/18 each person).
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  • 2 hours
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$35.78
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Secret Bologna with and like a local

Secret Bologna with and like a local

During our time togheter i will introduce you Bologna, also showing you the hidden places of the town, which usually tourists miss. We will have a walk around Bologna, and i will tell you the secrets of this town. I will also suggest you restaurant, food shops and shops of the town, where to go and what and where to eat to enjoy the town like locals do! I am a local girl totally in love with Bologna, and i will show you the town from my prospective! For DISCOUNT contact me also on my instagram: @my.bologna
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  • 2 hours
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$35.78
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$35.78

Bologna Half Day Private Walking Tour and Tastings

Bologna Half Day Private Walking Tour and Tastings

This is the ideal tour if you want to know in depth the history and architecture of the historic center and end with a delicious food and wine tasting of our excellences. In the first part of the tour we will discover more about history, art and culture of Bologna. We start in Piazza Maggiore with the main attractions all around like Palazzo del PodestĂ , Palazzo d'Accursio, Basilica of San Petronio. Then we continue in the Archiginnasio Palace, to finish in front of the two towers. In the last part of the tour we will focus about the gastronomic tradition of the city (nicknamed Bologna "La Grassa" "The Fat") talking about Mortadella, Prosciutto di Parma, Parmigiano Reggiano and other deli that make the city and our region so famous in terms of food! The tour will end with "The Experience", that is, the tasting of a board of the best cold cuts and local cheeses paired with a glass of wine in the medieval market area.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$133.85
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Exclusive Italian Wine Tasting

Exclusive Italian Wine Tasting

This is the ideal activity for those who love to travel to discover the great Italian red wines. You can choose what to taste among the fine wines that are carefully selected every day. You can also breathe the typical Bolognese atmosphere, the one in which large groups of strangers who joke together are created.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$118.04
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$118.04
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The best of BOLOGNA and RAVENNA on a Private Tour

The best of BOLOGNA and RAVENNA on a Private Tour

Thanks to this FULL DAY tour you'll have the chance to discover the stunning wonders of this land: Bologna and Ravenna. Both cities were protagonists in the historic panorama of this part of Italy. The presence of the University, the oldest in the Western world, has made BOLOGNA a cultural center of extraordinary importance. We'll visit the most evocative monuments and places in the city center. RAVENNA, a Unesco site known worldwide because of its early Christian era mosaics, gives you the opportunity to see preserved monuments from the 5th and 6th century. We will meet in Bologna in the morning and we will visit the city center highlights. Then together we'll catch the train to Ravenna. * I would be happy to customize this tour so that it fits your requirements best!
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$420.97
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$420.97
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Private City Exploration Game of The Hidden Gems of Bologna

Private City Exploration Game of The Hidden Gems of Bologna

Discover the mysteries of historical Bologna as an artist in search of inspiration, exploring the exciting bustle of the city and its local stories. On this quest you will see the two leaning towers, Piazza Maggiore, and the Quadrilatero from a unique perspective. You will tour Bologna through its iconic centre, uncover its secrets, and find out what is hiding beneath. Ready to experience Bologna’s mysteries and untold stories? Right this way... Highlights: Uncover the seven secrets that cloak Bologna in mystery Explore the infamous streets of the Quadrilatero Learn about the story that left this small medieval town in the mind of a young writer to become a world-famous tale Try a new type of experience, the perfect mix between a tour, an outdoor escape game, and a treasure hunt. Each clue will lead you from one place to another by providing you with exact directions so you won't need a guide. As you solve the challenges the secret story of each place is unlocked.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$6.07
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Bologna Walking Tour 2H

Bologna Walking Tour 2H

We provide tours with the best local certified guides, our guides had to pass a severe exam abouth the history of the city to obtain this grade level. The experience we provide is unique and will make the difference for bringing back a great memory of this amazing city. We can arrange the tour in Italian, English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese and many other languages please ask us your needs.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$105.25
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$105.25
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Bologna University Quarter 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 29 Bologna University Quarter tickets and tours on Viator.
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Bologna University Quarter costs USD 6.07. Guided Bologna University Quarter tours start around USD 6.07 per person. See all 29 Bologna University Quarter tickets and tours on Viator.
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