The wonderful squares of Bologna

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

Let's discover together the most beautiful and evocative squares in the center of Bologna!
From piazza Maggiore with San Petronio and the Palazzo Comunale, passing through the piazza dell'Archiginnasio where the seat of the ancient University is located.
We will visit Piazza Santo Stefano and admire the complex known as the "seven churches".
Did you know that in the heart of Bologna there are some monumental trees that exceed 45 meters in height?
In Piazza Minghetti, next to the famous Quadrilatero and its typically Italian food shops, there is the large centenary plane tree that embraces us with its branches.
And in Piazza San Giovanni in Monte, a rarity, a church with a Venetian-style facade surrounded by houses in pure Bolognese style.
Our stages:

  • Piazza del Nettuno (departure)
  • King Enzo square
  • Piazza Maggiore
  • Piazza Luigi Galvani or of the Archiginnasio
  • Piazza Cavour
  • Piazza San Domenico
  • Piazza de 'Calderini
  • Minghetti Square
  • Piazza San Giovanni in Monte
  • Piazza Santo Stefano
  • Piazza della Mercanzia
  • Piazza di Porta Ravegnana
  • Due Torri (end of tour)

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Piazza del Nettuno, 1, 40124 Capua BO...
    Piazza del Nettuno, 1, 40124 Capua BO, Italy
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    I will be near the fountain of Neptune, with a guide card and a colored pinwheel. Fountain back side

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Santo Stefano square
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Piazza Maggiore
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Archiginnasio de Bologna
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Minghetti Square
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Piazza della Mercanzia
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Piazza San Domenico
  • 7
    Outside visit
    Piazza del Nettuno

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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Aishwarya 13 Jun 2022

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2022
We really enjoyed the walking tour and Vanessa shared very informative details about Bologna, really enjoyed the city and the guided tour!
david 13 Jun 2022
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Travelled in couple - Jun 2022
Vanessa was very knowledgeable and thoughtful in her tour. An excellent guide.
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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.