Free Tour Bologna: Hunting for the Towers!

Duration: 1h and 30min
Languages: English
Guru: Vanessa
Quality Verified Registered on March 29, 2022

Hello! I am a certified tour guide and I love to propose original itineraries to discover the city with new eyes. I was born in Cagliari, Sardinia, and there I earned my first degree in Literature with a specialization in History of Art. I moved to Bologna 15 years ago and took another degree at DAMS (Theater, Music and Multimedia Production). I love sport and wellness (I am also a personal trainer with a degree in sports science), I think the best way to face the days is to smile at life and take a nice walk! My tours are a mix of classic and unusual ranging from famous squares to lesser known but beautiful places. In the winter I work in Bologna and in the summer you find me in Cagliari. I wait for you to discover the wonders of these beautiful cities!

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Hunting for the Towers!
Did you know that in the Middle Ages Bologna had almost 100 towers? Some almost 100 m high, like the Torre degli Asinelli, others lower and used as fortified houses.
Today we can admire about 23 towers, incorporated into the modern city.
We will go hunting for a dozen of these, and we will explore the historic center with our nose up!
For each stage, we will see 1 or more medieval towers.

Where are we going to go:

  • Piazza del Nettuno
  • Piazza Maggiore
  • Galileo Galilei square
  • Piazza dei Celestini and Catalani tower
  • Galluzzi court and tower
  • Piazza Galvani and Archiginnasio
  • Via Marchesana (mwzzo market)
  • Minghetti Square
  • Piazza Santo Stefano
  • Piazza della Mercanzia
  • Torre Asinelli and Garisenda
  • Vicolo Mandria
  • Piazzetta Prendiparte
  • Altabella Tower
  • King Enzo square
  • Voltone del Podestà
  • Piazza Maggiore

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Piazza del Nettuno, 40124 Bologna BO,...
    Piazza del Nettuno, 40124 Bologna BO, Italy
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    I will be near the fountain of Neptune (back) with a colored pinwheel as in the profile photo

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Piazza Maggiore
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Two Towers
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Via Guglielmo Oberdan
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Piazza Maggiore
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Piazza del Nettuno
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Fountain of Neptune
  • 7
    Outside visit
    Prendiparte Tower (Sky Experience)
  • 8
    Outside visit
    Piazza della Mercanzia
  • 9
    Outside visit
    Jewish ghetto
  • 10
    Outside visit
    Piazza Maggiore

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).

Tour opinions

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Marla 04 Jun 2022

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Travelled in family - Jun 2022
Loved our tour with Vanessa. Very knowledgeable of Bologna and also gave us great recommendations of places to go after the tour as well. Really enjoyed learning about all of the towers from her.
Amber 30 May 2022

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Travelled in group - May 2022
Bel tour. Vanessa è bravissima e molto disponibile sia prima che dopo il tour.
Dafna 30 May 2022

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Travelled in group - May 2022
Vanessa was a great tour guide! She bravely took us in the rain to the most interesting towers in Bologna. She knew the history and the anacdots of the towers and the people who lived and still live there. Thank you Venessa! Highly recomended
Tiziana 26 May 2022
Sala Bolognese

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Travelled in couple - May 2022
Vanessa è molto disponibile alle esigenze di tutti i componenti del gruppo, divertente e professionale. Rispettosa dei tempi. Esperienza consigliatissima: da persona che vive a Bologna, alcuni luoghi visti con Vanessa sono state delle scoperte di curiosità. Super super consigliato come tour.
Julia 22 May 2022

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Travelled in couple - May 2022
Very knowledgeable and enjoyable tour. The headphones were very helpful too. 100% recommend Vanessa's tour!
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Accepts reservations up to 100 people.
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.
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