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Exploring Bologna on a Walking Tour

Your guru: Paolo
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  • Bologna
  • Available in: English

About the guru Paolo

Hi! My name is Paolo and I'm a born-and-raised local Bolognese who's extremely passionate about the beautiful city of Bologna. I love entertaining people and having fun. I'm outgoing and love meeting new people from all walks of life.

Hi! My name is Paolo and I'm a born-and-raised local Bolognese who's extremely passionate about the beautiful city of Bologna. I love entertaining people and having fun. I'm outgoing and love meeting new people from all walks of life.

About the tour

Bologna is a beautiful medieval city with fantastic history, culture and amazing food. This tour will guide you through the beautiful architecture and culture of this wonderful city. Open to kids of all ages :) Couples and singles, all are welcome.

The tour is going to be:

- Meeting at Piazza Maggiore, in front of the Nettuno statue;

- Historical overview of the origin of the city and its position with great medieval tales of old!

- Tour of the of the Piazza with cultural and historical explanation of the surrounding buildings;

- Gaze and wonder in the prestigious market area with food recommendations and class about Bolognese cuisine;

- Then a walk to the Two Towers (Due Torri)and we will briefly go over the history of the city and the towers.

- We will briefly visit the 7 churches in Piazza Santo Stefano (Santo Stefano Basilica) and the typical Bologna University campus street, Via Zamboni.

- Back to our original meeting point where I will talk about the wonders of the marvelous Palazzo Re Enzo in front of Piazza Maggiore and give your more travel tips along fantastic lunch or dinner suggestions only a local would be able to tell you to get the best and most typical Bolognese food and coffee :)

I will send you a message on Guruwalk to ask for your confirmation the day before, just make sure you'll be there :)

Meeting point
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How to find me: In front of the Garibaldi Statue, in via Indipendenza 47, I'll be wearing green jacket and glasses
Tour duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Tour schedule

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What's the price?

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Aaron and Jennifer

5 months ago

Paulo was very knowledgeable and his English was probably better than mine as a native speaker. I liked his attitude towards us as he shaped the tour around our interests. He also gave us some excellent recommendations which we have already checked out and enjoyed.

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Response from Paolo:

Thank you so much Aaron! Happy to see you enjoyed my recommendations! :)
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Johannes

6 months ago

We can highly recommend a walking tour with Paolo. He is a real Bolognese local and has a profound knowledge about his city. Paolo showed us all the interesting sights of Bologna and he did it in a very vivid manner without being boring at all. He could even tell us a very interesting story about the place we had stayed at in Bologna although not being part of his tour originally. We also learned a lot about the Bolognese cuisine and Paolo led us to various shops with regional specialities.

In short, just experience his tour yourself!

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Response from Paolo:

Thank you so much Johannes! Glad you enjoyed it :)
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Raquel

6 months ago

El tour fue muy interesante, 100% recomendable

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Response from Paolo:

Muchas gracias Raquel
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Henrique

6 months ago

Nice tour, good tips about the city

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Response from Paolo:

Thank you Henrique! I really enjoyed your guys' company
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Kevin

6 months ago

I thought this was a great tour and introduction to the sites of Bologna in and around the main piazza. The walk was efficient, paced well, and Paolo did a good job to provide information on the walks between sites too. I appreciate that at the beginning of the tour he nicely asked whether we preferred history, food, culture, or just a mix of everything, so that gave us an opportunity to hear more of our preference and he was open to input. It was a great way to get a quick lay of the land before heading off to explore the rest of the city.

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Response from Paolo:

Thank you so much Kevin, a very detailed and thoughtful review! I put a lot of work and planning into this, I really appreciate it!
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Martina

6 months ago

I really want to recommend this experience! Bologna is so wonderful and Paolo is a fantastic storyteller ! He loves Bologna and after this walk, you’ll love Bologna too!

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Response from Paolo:

Thank you so much, Martina!
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