Sights, Stories & Tastes of Bologna - Free walking tour

Duration: 2h
Languages: English, Italian
Guru: Jason
Registered on April 24, 2020

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 an official "ACCOMPAGNATORE TURISTICO" (license/card #421 issued by the Regione Emilia-Romagna) 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!

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Tour description

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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  • Meeting point:
    Piazza Maggiore 1e 40124 Bologna BO I...
    Piazza Maggiore 1e 40124 Bologna BO Italy
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    Next to the drinking fountain on the front side of the Neptune Statue wearing a white polo shirt

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

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Jaime 28 Sep 2023
Mexico City

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Travelled in group - Sep 2023
The tour was really pleasent and surprising. Jason is professional and gives a lot of information. We are quite happy and satisfied.
Linda 27 Sep 2023

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Travelled in couple - Sep 2023
Great introduction to Bologna. Jason did fit as much as possible in to the tour. On occasions I lost my bearings so slightly more information on where we were would have been good.
Anthony 27 Sep 2023

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Travelled in group - Sep 2023
Absolutely the best tour for information and most enjoyable time. We were enchanted with Bologna and the beauty of the city after taking this tour.
Gyung 27 Sep 2023

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Travelled in couple - Sep 2023
So Worth it!!
Rotem 26 Sep 2023
Zikhron Ya'akov

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Travelled in couple - Sep 2023
Jason was a great tour guide and we enjoyed the tour!
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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