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Sights, Stories & Tastes of Bologna - Free walking tour

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  • Bologna
  • Available in: English, Italian

About the guru Jason

I have been blessed with the opportunity to travel the world both for business and pleasure since I was a small child. Born in the USA from a bilingual and bicultural family, I moved to Italy while still in school and never stopped traveling since. I am a true “citizen of the world”. I have traveled to over 60 different countries around the world and, in addition to the many... More »

I have been blessed with the opportunity to travel the world both for business and pleasure since I was a small child. Born in the USA from a bilingual and bicultural family, I moved to Italy while still in school and never stopped traveling since. I am a true “citizen of the world”. I have traveled to over 60 different countries around the world and, in addition to the many enrichening experiences and new things that I have learned from every trip, I have also had the privilege to meet some exceptional people along the way – gracious hosts who took me under their wing and showed me around their country/city helping me open my mind in ways I never thought possible. Over the years I have tried to return the favor by sharing my own experiences and knowledge whenever one of my many friends from another country came to visit me in my part of the world. The result has been that, in addition to my great love for traveling and discovering new things, I have also developed a new-found passion in sharing my experiences and helping others discover my own country. I am lucky to live in such a beautiful country with so much history like Italy and I take great pride in being able to show my guests the true Italian Lifestyle. I am motivated, passionate, knowledgeable and resourceful which makes me believe that I would be the perfect host and guide for one of your tours!

About the tour

Enjoy the best of both worlds! Experience the Italian way of life first by seeing the most important and beautiful landmarks of Bologna during a pleasant walk through the city's medieval center. Then taste a variety of local culinary specialties at different venues throughout town.

Bologna is most famous for its "made for walking" medieval downtown area and its legendary cuisine – frequently referred to as the best and richest tasting by Italians themselves. This tour will be equally divided between seeing the city's most important and significant landmarks (as well as some hidden gems and the many curious stories, anecdotes and legends behind them) and enjoying a variety of local culinary specialties ranging from wines, cheeses, cold cuts to sweets or ice-cream and other finger foods according to the customers' preferences.

Highlights:

• Experience Piazza Maggiore square - the heart of the city

• Visit the sprawling San Petronio cathedral

• See the original site of the world's oldest university

• Visit the truly one of a kind Seven Churches cluster

• Explore the old town's open-air markets and cafes

• Taste some of the local food specialties

• Everything can be 100% personalized to your tastes

Tour Itinerary:

• Neptune Fountain

Famous bronze statue is one of the symbols of city

• Piazza Maggiore square

The city's main square and pulsating heart

• Basilica di San Petronio cathedral

Huge gothic church famous for its "imperfections" and storied history

• Voltone del Podesta' passageway

Arched passageway which is infamous for being the site of public hangings also features some very unique "acoustic properties".

• Archiginnasio Courtyard

Visit the first official site of western world's oldest university

• Enjoy a walk under the porticoes

Bologna features the most extensive stretch of covered walkways in the world – over 40 km worth

• PIazza Santo Stefano square and the Seven Churches cluster

Santo Stefano square is widely the considered the prettiest square in Bologna. It is also home to the truly one-of-a-kind Sette Chiese or the Seven Churches cluster.

• The Two Towers

These two leaning towers originally built in the 12th century are the ultimate symbol of the city which was actually filled with dozens of towers during medieval times.

• Quadrilatero area markets and cafes

Explore the narrow pedestrian streets of the old-town with its open-air food markets and cafes

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How to find me: Next to the Neptune Statue, wearing a baseball cap
Tour duration: 2 hours, 30 minutes

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