Bologna revealed by a true Bolognese

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: English, Spanish
Guru: Maurizio
Quality Verified Registered on March 21, 2024

Maurizio Rossi was born in Bologna in 1969. He is a jurist, writes about travel for Italian and foreign magazines and newspapers, is a guide in Emilia Romagna, travel consultant and travel and expedition planner. Specializing in International and Islamic Law at the University of Nanterre (Paris X), he obtained a master's degree in Diplomacy (Contemporary History and International Relations) from the University of Bologna. He is an expert in Italian art and culture, the history of travel and the ethnography of the Mediterranean basin and the Middle East. In 1997 he founded Azalai, a cultural association whose main objective is to spread a "Travel Culture" that respects humanity everywhere on the planet. He has visited over 150 countries on foot, by bike, by train, by car and off-road vehicle, and in at least 90 of these countries he has traveled as a tour leader. He lived abroad for about 16 years, in France, Egypt, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Morocco, the United States, learning to speak and write fluently about ten languages

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Bologna is unique: on tour with Maurizio you will understand why its University is not really the oldest, but it is different from all the others, why the stock market was born here and why in the Middle Ages this place was at the center of the world economy.

Because only here for centuries has there existed a secular Basilica, dedicated to a lay saint for a lay people. Bologna is the cradle of secularism, despite having been part of the State of the Church for centuries. This is why he made the magical word LIBERTAS his motto.

With Maurizio you will discover the PORTICOS, and their reason for existing, THE ARCHIGINNASIO and its student coats of arms, one of the oldest still active MARKETS in Europe, the JAZZ street, the JEWISH GHETTO and the SANCTA JERUSALEM BONONIENSIS, as well as the TOWERS and HIDDEN CHANNELS.

And you will finally understand why we eat so much and well here. With Maurizio BOLOGNA you will not forget it. Never again.
And you will want to come back

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  • Meeting point:
    Fontana del Nettuno, Piazza del Nettu...
    Fontana del Nettuno, Piazza del Nettuno, 40124 Bologna BO, Italy
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    At the Neptune Fountain near the steps of Palazzo Re Enzo, I have a gray beret and a driving license around my neck

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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Jose 16 Apr 2024

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
Excepcional!! Los conocimientos que Maurizio tienen sobre la ciudad y su historia son increíbles. La sensación de que puedes repetir el tour varias veces y siempre aprenderás algo nuevo.
Marini 08 Apr 2024

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Travelled alone - Apr 2024
Excelente opción con un profesional como Maurizio
Dominic 07 Apr 2024

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
We had a great time. Some amazing history and well presented. Would definitely recommend Maurizio. We are glad we booked him.
Anna 06 Apr 2024

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
Bellissime connessioni logiche e temporali, è stato come viaggiare nel tempo. Impressionante conoscenze storiche, culturali e linguistiche di Maurizio. Molto raccomandato.
Felix 05 Apr 2024

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Travelled in family - Apr 2024
Eine Stadtführung könnte man sich einfach nicht besser und informativer vorstellen als mit Maurizio. Es war wunderbar!
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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
There is no minimum number of people 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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