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Bologna between porticoes and gelato: a tour that must be savoured

Is there something better than enjoying an artisanal gelato while strolling around the alleyways, porticoes and history of Bologna?  On this two-hour guided tour perfect for both children and adults, you will discover the city as well the secrets hidden at the back of the best gelato shops in Bologna. An experience that must be savoured!   HIGHLIGHTS Suitable for families Explore the streets on a guided walking tour Savour the most peculiar flavours exclusive to Bologna artisanal gelato shops RATE € 20.00 per person   WHEN:  Friday 13 July Friday 20 July Friday 27 July   TIMES: 4pm   LENGTH: 2 hours   LANGUAGES: Italian/English   MEETING POINT: Bologna Welcome Tourist information and incoming services point Piazza Maggiore 1/e - 40124   INCLUDED: Skilled tour guide Audioguide 3 tastings of artisan gelato   CANCELLATION POLICY: Reservation is compulsory. If you cancel at least 1 day in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel later, you will be charged the entire price of the tour.  

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Tour in bici dell'Appennino bolognese: arte, natura e religione

Esplora l’Appennino bolognese in bicicletta con questo percorso cicloturistico di 40 km tra storia, cultura e natura. Tre tappe per immergerti nel fascino e nelle bellezze del territorio! Partirai dal centro storico di Porretta, passando per le vecchie terme e successivamente per le borgate caratteristiche del territorio. Da lì al Parco Sperimentale della Castagna, fino a raggiungere il caratteristico borgo di Castelluccio. Ci troverai il Castello Manservisi con i suoi portici e mostre d’arte. Pedalerai poi verso Monte Piella, con il suo panorama unico, e scenderai verso il Santuario della Madonna del Faggio, del 1722. Qui ti aspetta un pranzo al sacco immerso nel verde, coccolato dal rumore della natura. Sulla via del ritorno, farai tappa alla borgata cinquecentesca di Tresana, immersa tra castagni e ortensie. Goditi una giornata nel verde ammirando come la natura e l’uomo vivano in armonia.   HIGHLIGHTS Tuffati nella natura, grazie ad un tour sulle due ruote Goditi una giornata rilassante in mezzo all’Appennino Scopri la storia del borgo di Castelluccio   QUOTA € 60,00 quota adulto € 3,00 aggiunta per seggiolino (età minima: 1 anno – peso massimo: 22kg)   VALIDITÁ: 14 luglio   DURATA: 8 ore   LINGUA: italiano / inglese   ITINERARIO DELL’ESCURSIONE: Porretta – Castelluccio – Monte Piella – Madonna del Faggio – Tresana – Porretta   ORARIO E LUOGO DI PARTENZA: - Ore 10.00 ritrovo presso Pizzale Proche di Porretta Terme - Escursione in bicicletta con pedalata assistita - Rientro previsto ore 18.00 circa   NOTE: - Escursione adatta a tutti - Lunghezza km 35 - Dislivello m +800 -800 - Attrezzatura richiesta: scarpa con suola scolpita, pantaloncino imbottito (a richiesta può essere fornito), casco (a richiesta può essere fornito)   LA QUOTA INCLUDE: Guida escursionistica Noleggio e-bike Assicurazione di responsabilità civile   NOTE: Le e-bike non sono utilizzabili dagli under 12.   MODALITÀ DI CANCELLAZIONE: Se effettui la cancellazione almeno 2 giorni prima della partenza pianificata, non è prevista alcuna penale di cancellazione. Oltre questo termine, ti sarà addebitato l'importo totale della prenotazione.   INFORMAZIONI E PRENOTAZIONI BOLOGNA WELCOME Piazza Maggiore 1/e - 40124 tel: 051 6583111 email: booking@bolognawelcome.it   APPENNINO GEOPARK tel: 340 6397434 email: info@appenninogeopark.com  

Tour fra le meraviglie dell'appennino: laghi, castelli e cascate

L’Appennino Bolognese offre angoli nascosti e tanti tesori da scoprire. In questo tour di due giorni passerai dalla natura all’architettura scoprendo luoghi unici. Inizierai con una passeggiata rigenerante sulle rive del Lago di Suviana, e poi visiterai l’incredibile castello della Rocchetta Mattei. La struttura presenta tanti stili architettonici come il gotico-medievale e quello moresco che ne fanno un luogo magico. I monti intorno racchiudono anche bellezze naturali da non perdere, come la Grotta e la cascata di Labante. Ammirerai una sorgente pietrificante scendere davanti alle grotte creando un fenomeno meraviglioso. Rilassati due giorni nella natura scoprendo le meraviglie dell’appennino Bolognese.   HIGHLIGHTS Visita l’incredibile castello della Rocchetta Mattei, costruita dal Conte Cesare Mattei Goditi la magia di luoghi naturali come il lago di Suviana e le cascate di Labante Prendi una pausa e rilassati con un weekend in appennino.   QUOTA € 85,00 quota adulto € 65,00 quota ridotta (under 12)   VALIDITÁ: 14-15 luglio   DURATA: 2 giorni   PROGRAMMA: Sabato mattina: - Sistemazione in albergo in mattinata - Ore 12.22 trasferimento in treno a Riola di Vergato e transfer a Suviana - Pranzo libero - Passeggiata libera lungo le rive del lago di Suviana - Ore 16.00 transfer alla Rocchetta Mattei - Ore 17.00 ingresso e visita guidata del Castello della Rocchetta Mattei (durata della visita un’ora e venti circa) - Ore 18:45 Transfer dal Castello della Rocchetta Mattei alla stazione dei treni di Riola - Ore 19:04 rientro a Porretta in treno - Cena libera - Pernottamento presso un albergo 3 stelle di Porretta Terme Domenica mattina: - Ore 10.22 trasferimento in treno a Vergato e transfer a Labante - Visita guidata alle Cascate di Labante. Escursione guidata al sito geologico Grotta di Labante, la più grande grotta primaria dei travertini in Italia e una delle più grandi al mondo. Passeggiata escursionistica adatta a tutti; necessarie scarpe chiuse con suola scolpita. Durata dell’escursione due ore circa. - Transfer a Castel d’Aiano per pranzo libero - Ore 16.30 transfer a Vergato   LINGUA: italiano/inglese   LA QUOTA INCLUDE: Pernottamento in camera doppia presso albergo a tre stelle con prima colazione Guida ambientale escursionistica o accompagnatore turistico per l’escursione di domenica Transfer in bus e treno da Porretta Ingresso alla Rocchetta Mattei Assicurazione di responsabilità civile   QUOTA: € 85,00 quota adulto € 65,00 quota ridotta (under 12)   NOTE: I pranzi e le cene non sono incluse   MODALITÀ DI CANCELLAZIONE: Se effettui la cancellazione almeno 2 giorni prima della partenza pianificata, non è prevista alcuna penale di cancellazione. Oltre questo termine, ti sarà addebitato l'importo totale della prenotazione.   INFORMAZIONI E PRENOTAZIONI BOLOGNA WELCOME Piazza Maggiore 1/e - 40124 tel: 051 6583111 email: booking@bolognawelcome.it   APPENNINO GEOPARK tel: 340 6397434 email: info@appenninogeopark.com

Tour a piedi nel centro storico e opera al Teatro Comunale di Bologna

Esplora il centro di Bologna con una guida esperta e goditi un vero e proprio capolavoro d'opera al Teatro Comunale. In questo tour visiterai i punti salienti della città e ascolterai storie incredibili con il commento speciale della tua guida. La prima tappa dell’itinerario sarà Corte Galluzzi, dove scoprirai la tragica storia d’amore tra i “Romeo e Giulietta” bolognesi. Il percorso proseguirà poi verso Piazza Maggiore e Via Zamboni, con la loro magia, per giungere infine davanti alla Cattedrale di San Pietro: qui conoscerai le vicende di cruda rivalità tra le famiglie più potenti che hanno animato la storia della città. Al termine della visita guidata gusta un aperitivo e poi immergiti nella New York dell’Upper West Side, dove vedrai sfidarsi i Jets e gli Sharks, moderni Capuleti e Montecchi a tinte forti.   HIGHLIGHTS Impara le storie nascoste sul passato della nostra città Gusta un aperitivo nel cuore di Bologna Goditi un’opera coinvolgente nella magnifica cornice del Teatro comunale

FICO & THE CITY

Experience a unique introduction to Bologna and FICO Eataly World - the world’s largest food-theme park – on this packed-tour focused on food culture and high- quality products. Departing from the city centre piazza Maggiore, we will explore together the most authentic and real Bologna by encountering centuries of history through monuments, palaces and distinctive streets. Then we make our way to FICO Eataly World, the world's largest agri-food park, by visiting 2 hectares of open-air fields and stables housing more than 200 animals and2000 cultivars. Understand food processing by visiting the 40 farming factories and observing how meat, fish, cheese, pasta, oil, beer, sweets, etc. are processed. Taste traditional Italian food at FICO’s 45 restaurants and refreshment points. IMPORTANT INFO WHEN: Saturday, Sunday and Monday TIMETABLES: 10:30 LENGTH: 5h30min LANGUAGES: Italian / English MEETING POINT: Bologna Welcome Tourist information and incoming services point Piazza Maggiore 1/e - 40124 ITINERARY: Piazza Maggiore, Fontana Nettuno, San Petronio, Archiginnasio, Quadrilatero market, Due Torri, Ghetto ebraico, Torre Prendiparte, Finestrella di Via Piella, Via Indipendenza. Transfer by FICObus to FICO Eataly World, lunch and free time, guided visit, free time and return to city (time not defined, of free will).  INCLUDED: Guided tour of Bologna and FICO Skilled Italian/English speaking tourist guide  FICObus roundtrip ticket RATE: €25 p/person 10% off for Bologna Welcome Card holders 50% off for children from age 6 to under 12 Free for children under 6 CANCELLATION POLICY: If you cancel at least 48hours prior to the scheduled departure by writing to incoming@bolognawelcome.it, no cancellation fee will be charged. If you cancel later, you will be subject to full amount of the booking fee."

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Biking Bologna

Why not bike to the city’s five most attractive sites with a local guide? Wander through the ancient streets of the university district; sniff your way through the aromas wafting from delicatessens, see the green parks and the secret corners of Bologna. The tour route will provide a reminiscent peek at a hidden side of Bologna. IMPORTANT INFO   WHEN: Every Sunday  From April to June, 2018 except:  Sunday April 1   TIMES: 10am     LENGTH: 2 hours   LANGUAGES: Italian/English   MEETING POINT: Dynamo - la Velostazione di Bologna  Bike centre  Via dell’Indipendenza 71/z, under the Pincio Terrace   ITINERARY: Approx. length: 10 km on flat terrain Dynamo, Piazza Verdi (University district), Piazza Santo Stefano, Giardini Margherita, Porta Saragozza, Via della Grada, Mercato delle Erbe (covered market), Manifattura delle Arti (cultural district).   INCLUDED: Professional tour guide Wireless tour guide system Bicycle Helmet, a lock and lights Water bottle Route Map 50% off the purchase of one drink at Dynamo – La Velostazione di Bologna Third-party liability insurance USEFUL INFORMATION A valid ID CARD must be shown at the beginning of the tour.    RATE per person: € 25.00 adults € 12.50 children under 12 (kids' bike included) € 5.00 children in child's seat on parent's bike up to 22kg bodyweight (child's bike seat included) 10% off for Bologna Welcome Card holders   CANCELLATION POLICY: If you cancel at least 1 hour in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel later, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Traditional shops tour

History, anecdotes, legends, colours and scents resurface in an amazing journey to explore some historical traditional shops of the city.  Do you want to take home with you an unforgettable memory of the city? This is the tour for you!   At each stop you will enter a world in the past that with renovated vigor, can still propose quality and innovation in line with a centuries-old tradition. A walk in the historic centre that unveils an antique pharmacy, a historical jeweller, a unique boutique since 1694... and so much history that even today throbs with life.   IMPORTANT INFO WHEN: March 17 - November 3 Saturday except:  -June 2 -July -August  TIMETABLES: 10:45am LENGTH: 2 hours  LANGUAGES: Italian / English MEETING POINT: Bologna Welcome Tourist information and incoming services point Piazza Maggiore 1/e - 40124 INCLUDED: Guided tour of Bologna traditional shops  Skilled Italian/English speaking tourist guide  TRADITIONAL SHOPS ITINERARY:  Farmacia Zarri, La Corincina, Gioielleria Fontana, Zinelli, Antica Aguzzeria del Cavallo, Antica Barberia Marchi, Libreria Nanni.  RATE: €15 p/person 10% off for Bologna Welcome Card holders CANCELLATION POLICY: If you cancel at least 1 day in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel later, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

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Discover Bologna

You only have a few hours to spend in Bologna but you’d still like to discover the essence of the historical city centre? Or maybe you’d love to have an expert professional guide at your disposal, to help you unlock the secrets of this medieval city?  Then this tour is for you! Discover Bologna in two, story-packed hours you can experience the porticos, monuments and towers of what UNESCO has defined the best preserved medieval centre in the world. IMPORTANT INFO WHEN: Every day TIMES: Winter timetable From 1st February to 31st March and from 29th October to 31st December Every day: 10:30 Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday: 15:00 Summer timetable From 1st April to 28th October Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday: 10:30 Sunday: 15:00 From Monday to Saturday 16:45 Holiday timetable valid all year round 1st, 2nd, 25th April, 1st May, 2nd June, 15th August, 4th October, 1st November and 8th, 25th, 26th December First tour 10:30 Second tour 15:00 MEETING POINT: Bologna Welcome Tourist information and incoming services point Piazza Maggiore 1/e - 40124 LENGTH: 2 hours LANGUAGES: Italian/English INCLUDED: Skilled Italian/English speaking tourist guide Entrance to the Anatomical Theatre and Stabat Mater hall Entrance to the Compianto by Niccolò dell’Arca ITINERARY: Piazza Maggiore, entry to San Petronio church, Piazza della Mercanzia, the ancient market area, entry to Santa Maria della Vita (Compianto by Niccolò dell’Arca), entry to Archiginnasio, Due Torri (The itinerary is subject to change based on locations’ closures/opening) RATE: Free for Bologna Welcome Card holders € 15.00 per person Free for children under 12 CANCELLATION POLICY: If you cancel at least 1 day in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel later, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

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Bologna Taste

So – you’ve heard about the great culinary tradition of Bologna, have you? Are you ready to immerse yourself in the traditional taste delights of the city?  If so, then this enjoyable tour is for you: alongside a professional tour guide, you'll explore the historical shops in the medieval centre of Bologna, on the lookout for rich dried and cold meats to taste and regional wines, chocolate or gelato and that rich Italian expresso coffee.  IMPORTANT INFO WHEN: Friday and Saturday From March to January, excluding: -2 June, 2018 -July -August TIMES: First tour 10:15 Second tour 16:30 MEETING POINT: Bologna Welcome Tourist information and incoming services point Piazza Maggiore 1/e – 40124 LENGTH: 2 hours LANGUAGES: Italian/English INCLUDED: Wine and food tour in the city centre with a skilled Italian/English speaking tourist guide Tasting of the following Eno-gastronomic specialities: chocolate made by ancient factory, rich dried and cold meats and regional wine RATE: € 25.00 per person CANCELLATION POLICY: If you cancel at least 1 hour in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel later, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.  

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Green Tour - Hiking in the Bolognese Hills

Impressive walk that shows the beauty of the Bolognese hills. From Piazza Maggiore, we will hike the hills just beyond the city walls, through the Villa Spada garden, under the spell of panoramas and views of Bologna's historic centre. We will reach the sanctuary of the Madonna of San Luca, an ancient place of worship and a city's landmark, visible from far away in all directions. The long porticoed path is of unique beauty as the hills that surround it. A guided hiking of considerable charm, which is an invitation to discover and appreciate the hilly side of the Bologna area, an integral part of the city, rich in nature, history and art. IMPORTANT INFO WHEN: 24/03 - 2/04 - 7/04 - 21/04 - 5/05 - 19/05 - 8/09 - 22/09 - 6/10 - 20/10 TIMES: 9:15am LENGTH: half-day (return at 1pm) LANGUAGES: Italian/English  MEETING PLACE: Bologna Welcome Tourist information and incoming services point Piazza Maggiore 1/e - 40124 Attention: On Monday April 2nd, the meeting point will be outside of the Tourist information and incoming services point in Piazza Maggiore INCLUDED: Skilled Italian/English speaking guide  Bus ticket USEFUL INFORMATION Walking shoes are recommended. The ability to walk up and down on hills is required. In case of recent rain soil can be slippery. The guide will evaluate and vary the route depending on the terrain conditions and the possibilities of the visit. It's an half day tour. A supply of personal water and a small snack during the course in your backpack (snack, honey, dried fruit) can be useful to accompany the walk. The hiking tour is cancelled in case of heavy rain RATE: € 25.00 per person 10% off for Bologna Welcome Card holders CANCELLATION POLICY: If you cancel at least 1 day in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel later, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.  

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Le Due Torri – Torre degli Asinelli

Visit the Asinelli Tower, the taller of the two sisters: 97.2m high, leaning a noticeable 1.3° off-centre. It was built between 1109 and 1119 as a symbol of grandeur for the family by the same name. It passed into the hands of the municipality the following century. The tower was a lookout and defensive stronghold. Its military purpose is evidenced by the lower loggia also called rocchetta, or mini fortress, that was built around the square base in 1488 as headquarters for the tower’s sentinels. Bologna is an extraordinary city and the Tower is its beating heart. The view from atop the Torre Asinelli is breathtaking, and the journey upwards is unique and unforgettable.  Ready? IMPORTANT INFO  WHEN: Every day TIMES: From 1 March to 5 November 09:30am – 7:30pm Timeslots: entrance every 45 minutes From 6 November to 28 February 09:30am – 5:45pm Timeslots: entrance every 45 minutes LENGTH: 45 minutes MEETING POINT Piazza Ravegnana – Tower entrance YOUR TICKET INCLUDES Introductory pamphlet about the Tower visit Entrance fee RATE Full price: € 5 per person Reduced: € 3 (under 12 and over 65; school trips; university students; groups of minimum 20 people; Card Musei Metropolitani holders) Free for holders of Bologna Welcome Card - € 30 and guides with a group of minimum 20 people     CANCELLATION POLICY If you cancel or modify your booking at least 1 hour before the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee If you cancel later, you will be charged the entire price of the tour.

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Undergrounds of Bologna: Conserva di Valverde

Would you like to know where the water for the Fountain of Neptune come from? This tour is for you!  The Valverde Cistern, mistakenly called “Mario’s Baths”, is a cistern of renaissance period (1563) designed and built by the palermitan architect Tommaso Laureti. It was made for supplying water to the Fountain of Neptune.  The cistern’s structure consists of a main room, a secondary room and some tunnels. The guided tour takes place most of all in the main room, in which there’s an octagonal cistern and eight small tanks for the water decanting system. Above the cistern, there’s a wide dome with a central Oculus. During the visit, it will be possible to explore all the viable tunnels. In one of these tunnels, there’s a particularity: an aeration chimney completely covered by secular calcareous incrustations. In the secondary room, it will be possible to appreciate a second smaller cistern, called the “Conservetta”. IMPORTANT INFO WHEN Every Friday (from 26 January to 28 December 2018) TIMES 6pm LENGTH 1 hour LANGUAGE Italian/English  MEETING POINT Via Bagni di Mario 10 RATE: Full price: € 10 per person Reduced: € 5  for children aged 10 to 18 Free: for children aged 6 to 10  (booking required) The tour is not suitable for children under the age of 6. NOTES: Number of visitors : min 1 - max 15 It's suggested not to wear high heels CANCELLATION POLICY: Reservation is compulsory. If you cancel at least 1 day in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel later, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

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Undergrounds of Bologna: crypts of mysteries

Agricola was a Jewish aristocrat of the Christian religion and Vitale, a freedman, was his servant. They lived during the 3rd century A.C. and died during the persecutions of Diocletian in 305 A.C. in the vast Bolognese arena. They are saints and were among the first martyrs of the city history. The itinerary travels through the fundamental stops of their life by visiting three fascinating crypts, sites that are partially not accessible to the public. We will take a good look at the place where they lived, the place where they suffered.   WHEN: Every Saturday excluding 2 December 2017   TIMES: Every Saturday: 10am except 11 November -9 December : 11am   LENGTH: 1h30 minutes   LANGUAGES: Italian/English   MEETING POINT: Via dell'Abbadia 3, Bologna - Chiesa SS Naborre e Felice   INCLUDED: Skilled Italian/English-speaking tour guide Entry to the Crypt of San Zama Entry to the Crypt of Saints Vitale and Agricola Entry to the of Santo Stefano   ITINERARY Crypt of San Zama, Crypt of Saints Vitale and Agricola, Crypt of Santo Stefano   USEFUL INFORMATION It's suggested not to wear high heels and flip-flops.   RATE: € 15.00 per person   CANCELLATION POLICY: Reservation is compulsory. If you cancel at least 1 day in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel later, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

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Bologna in the Sway of Music

Bologna is the proud recipient of UNESCO’s Creative City of Music appellate, earned thanks to its music tradition and the rich variety of events throughout the year. The music tour winds through the Basilica di San Petronio, the Conservatory G.B. Martini and the Teatro Comunale, curated by Bibiena. IMPORTANT INFO WHEN:4/03 - 8/04 - 6/05 - 3/06 - 1/07 - 5/08 - 2/09 -  7/10 - 4/11 - 2/12 TIMES 10:15am LENGTH: 2 hours LANGUAGES: Italian/English ITINERARY: Piazza Maggiore, Basilica di San Petronio (entrance), Conservatorio G.B. Martini, Oratorio Santa Cecilia, Teatro Comunale (entrance) INCLUDED: Skilled guide Radio-guides Entrance ticket to Teatro Comunale RATE: € 20.00 p/person 10% off for Bologna Welcome Card holders Free for children under 12  CANCELLATION POLICY: If you cancel at least 1 day in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel later, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.  

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Towers Tour

Prestigious and powerful, the medieval towers of Bologna keep watch from their perch above the rooftops, silently witnessing the passage of centuries. These iconic remains of times past, some still very present and others just ghosts, now tell their story. Come to observe Bologna’s towers up close and discover their mysteries.  After winding our way through the checkerboard of towers and well-worn passages through the city center, we’ll pause to admire the view from the dizzying height of the Prendiparte Tower; at 60m, it is second only to the Asinelli Tower. From the tower’s terrace the panoramic view is undeniably stunning.   IMPORTANT INFO WHEN: Every Saturday From 17 February to 29 December 2018 TIMES: 3:30pm LENGTH: 2 hours  LANGUAGES: Italian/English MEETING POINT: Bologna Welcome Tourist information and incoming services point  Piazza Maggiore 1/e - 40124 INCLUDED: Skilled Italian/English speaking guide Reserved visit on the terrace of rocchetta of Torre Asinelli Entry to the Torre Prendiparte RATE: € 15.00 per person € 12.00 per child from age 5 to 12, Bologna Welcome Card holders (Visit not recommended for children under 5) CANCELLATION POLICY: If you cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel later, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.  

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Ducati - Museum & Factory

Ducati lovers, we want you! If you never miss a race on TV, if you can recite the specs of every Ducati model, and especially – if you’d be willing to do ANYTHING to get inside the Ducati factory: this tour is for you! Discover Ducati’s glorious history, its unparalleled tradition that's a combination of innovation, Italian style and victory since 1926.   IMPORTANT INFO   WHEN: Every Friday until 14 December except every Friday of August   TIMES: June, September, October, November and December at 10:00am July 2:00pm   LENGTH: 3 hours   MEETING POINT: Pick-up from your accommodation in the city center Only in July, pick-up from Piazza Malpighi – Bologna (BO)   LANGUAGES: Italian/English   INCLUDED: Private car transfer with Italian/English speaking driver Guided visit tour Factory with Italian/English speaking guide Entry Museum and Factory ticket   RATE: € 49.00 per person   CANCELLATION POLICY: If you cancel at least 3 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel later, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

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Lamborghini - Museum & Factory

Get the best experience any motor enthusiast could have in the Emilia Romagna Motor Valley: just a few kilometres drive from Bologna are the headquarters of motoring princes Ducati and Lamborghini. Come with us to discover unmistakable Italian style and experience the fascination of their museums and factories, see how passion becomes art, high tech and quality.    WHEN: Every Friday until 21 December except: Friday 6 July Every Friday of August   TIMES: June, September (except the 28), October, November and December 2:00pm Every Friday of July 10:00am 28 Septemner 1:00 pm 21 December 9:00am   LENGTH: 3 hours   MEETING POINT: Pick-up from Piazza Malpighi – Bologna (BO) Only in July, pick-up from your accommodation in the city center     LANGUAGES: English   INCLUDED: Private car transfer with Italian/English speaking driver Guided visit tour of the factories with Italian/English speaking guide Entry Museums and Factories tickets   RATE: € 99.00 per person   CANCELLATION POLICY: If you cancel at least 3 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel later, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.     

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Kids Treasure Hunt Tour

Exploring the historical centre of Bologna with your family has never been so fun and easy! Follow the map and participate in a real treasure hunt! This stroller-friendly walking tour will take you around the most beautiful squares and monuments of Bologna, while the kids are busy searching for the symbols of Bologna.  Make their trip meaningful and memorable, while you enjoy the sites with them. Guaranteed fun for the whole family! WHEN: Everyday - upon request   LENGTH: 3 hours   LANGUAGES: Italian/English   INCLUDED: Guided tour   RATE: € 38.00 per person Minimum 6 adults, free for children under 12 Tour suitable for strollers   CANCELLATION POLICY: If you cancel at least 2 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel later, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.  

Trekking in the Bologna Hills

We organize daily hiking through fields, over cliffs and under chestnut trees. Come, discover a landscape that is unchanged by time, where you just might glimpse a wild orchid, other rare plants or shy animals like a wolf or a hawk.   WHEN: Every day on request   Best in Spring and Autumn   TIMES: 9:30am - 5:30pm   LENGTH: 8 hours   LANGUAGES: Italian/English   INTINERARY: From Pioppe di Salvaro to Lama di Reno (7 km - 400m total climb)   INCLUDED: Expert guide Bag lunch   RATE p/person: € 85.00 - min. 2 persons   CANCELLATION POLICY: If you cancel at least 2 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel later, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.  

Risciò Bi-Bo tour

The Bi-Bo Tour is a captivating experience where you can discover some of the most fascinating stories found in the heart of the historic city center of Bologna conducted with a sustainable approach. You will be guided by our peddlers and an interactive tour guide containing rich references in video, audio and photography. In only 60 minutes you will be immersed in the hidden magic of Bologna. You can choose from two different themed- centered itineraries: “Bologna: history and legends” and “Bologna, the city of music”. You can indulge into a relaxing and unique experience. Bi-Bo Tours are a social-benefit project. When you take our tours, you support the employment of people in disadvantaged circumstances. ITINERARIES: BOLOGNA: HISTORY AND LEGENDS – Visitors will discover the stories and legends that are hidden in both the emblematic and least-known places of the historic city center of Bologna. A real opportunity to dive into the past! BOLOGNA, THE CITY OF MUSIC – Unbeknownst to most, every street in Bologna has a captivating story related to music. During this tour, you can discover the people and situations that made of Bologna a laboratory of creativity and cultural development.  You will have access to rarely-known images and music.   HIGHLIGHTS Italian / english audioguide Complete tour on risckshaw with two itineraries 1h tour WHEN: Every Thursday, Wednsday, Saturday and Sunday, holidays included except January 1st   LENGTH: 1h   TIMETABLE: Winter schedule, from the 14th October 2017 until the 24th march 2018,  10am - 7pm Timeslots: 10:00am; 11:00am; 12:00pm; 01:00pm; 02:00pm; 03:00pm; 04:00pm; 05:00pm; 06:00pm Summer schedule, from the 25th March 2018 until the 27th October 2018, 10 am - 8pm Timeslots: 10:00am; 11:00am; 12:00pm; 01:00pm; 02:00pm; 03:00pm; 04:00pm; 05:00pm; 06:00pm; 07:00pm   MEETING POINT: Piazza Re Enzo, 1-4, Bologna BO (in front of the Exibition Bologna Fotografata)   THE PRICE INCLUDE: Audio guided tour on riskshaw with driver   RATE: €50,00 full price / riskshaw (maximum capacity of 2 people) LAUNCH OFFER €35,00 p/riskshaw, valid until July 1st 2018 (maximum capacity of 2 people)   CANCELLATION POLICY: If you cancel at least 1 day in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel later, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee. INFORMATION AND RESERVATIONS: BOLOGNA WELCOME Piazza Maggiore 1/e - 40124 tel: +39 051 6583111 email: booking@bolognawelcome.it   RISCIÒ BI-BO TOUR tel: +39 338 2222000 email: tourbibo@gmail.com

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A NIGHT AT THE THEATRE – WEST SIDE STORY

Music lovers, this is your chance to take part in exclusive scheduled shows during the 2018 Opera, Ballet and Concert Season at the prestigious Teatro Comunale di Bologna (Civic Theatre): West Side Story. In the Upper West Side of New York, the Jets fight against the Sharks (the modern Capuleti and Montecchi) among dance scenes and sophisticated melodies that make West Side Story a masterpiece of American musical theater. The eclecticism and freshness of the texts of Bernstein and Sondheim are one of the reasons for his success since his debut at the Winter Garden Theater on Broadway in 1957, with the direction and choreography of Jerome Robbins. In 1961 the film version win 10 Academy Awards. HIGHLIGHTS Spend a very pleasant evening in one of the most famous, historical theatres in Italy Enjoy West Side Story, one of the exquisite Opera performances   DATA SHEET WHEN: July 11th at 8pm   LENGTH: 4 H   MEETING POINT: Foyer Teatro Comunale di Bologna Largo Respighi 1 - 40126 Bologna   RATE: Stalls ticket: 50.00 € p/person

A NIGHT AT THE THEATRE – DON GIOVANNI

Music lovers, this is your chance to take part in exclusive scheduled shows during the 2018 Opera, Ballet and Concert Season at the prestigious Teatro Comunale di Bologna (Civic Theatre): Don GIovanni. Don Giovanni is the second artistic collaboration between Mozart and Lorenzo da Ponte, after Le Nozze di Figaro and before Così fan tutte. It is a singular combination of comedy and drama. Don Giovanni debuted in Prague in 1787, and for centuries has enchanted the public thanks to the plot and to the fascinating protagonist with an extreme psychological complexity, whose theatrical representation allows a great variety of interpretations.   HIGHLIGHTS Spend a very pleasant evening in one of the most famous, historical theatres in Italy Enjoy Don Giovanni, one of the exquisite Opera performances   DATA SHEET WHEN: December 16th at 3.30pm LENGTH: 4 H   MEETING POINT: Foyer Teatro Comunale di Bologna Largo Respighi 1 - 40126 Bologna   RATE: Stalls ticket: 75.00 € p/person

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Discover the flavours of Emilia

A journey of discovery of Emilia Romagna through its famous flavours: balsamic vinegar, Modena ham, Parmigiano Reggiano (parmesan cheese), wines of the Bolognese hills.  This special tour will take you to local farms, factories and vineyards, where you’ll hear the stories of the regional culinary tradition, rife with loving passion for quality and excellence. And, of course, you will taste the fruits of that tradition!   HIGHLIGHTS Transfer by car  Visit the local producers and taste their specilties Lunch included   WHEN: Available all year except December 23, 24, 25, 26 and January 1st  From Monday to Saturday   LENGTH: 10h30min   LANGUAGES: English (Italian upon request)   TIMETABLE: 7:00 AM from your accomodation in the city center or in front of the Burger King of Bologna Centrale train station (Piazza Medaglie d'Oro, 6) in a confortable air conditioned minivan. Visit of a Parmigiano Reggiano cheese factory + Breakfast of Champions with coffee and Parmigiano Cheese Tastings. Visit of an Aceto Balsamico di Modena D.O.P producer + tasting of 12 years old balsamic vinegar and 25 years old balsamic vinegar. Visit of a Prosciutto di Modena D.O.P. factory + tasting of prosciutto with wine. Italian family style multi course lunch with wine pairing and a LOT OF FUN!!! 5:30 PM estimated time of arrival in Bologna   INCLUDED: Transfer in comfortable minivan with English-speaking driver Guided tour of the farms which produce ham, Parmigiano cheese, balsamic vinegar and wine and food tasting Kit visitors and breakfast inside the Parmigiano Reggiano factory  Multi-course lunch with drinks   RATE: € 150.00 per person   CANCELLATION POLICY: If you cancel at least 2 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel later, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.   INFORMATION AND RESERVATIONS: BOLOGNA WELCOME   Piazza Maggiore 1/e - 40124 tel: +39 051 6583111 email: booking@bolognawelcome.it     ITALIAN DAYS   tel: +39 366 1838989 email: info@italiandays.it

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Racetrack emotion - Red excellence experience Ferrari F458

Is your dream to get behind the wheel of Ferrari? Stop dreaming and start driving! Drive on a Ferrari on the race track thanks to this unique and exciting experience that you can realise without worrying about the traffic and the speed limits.   HIGHLIGHTS Experience the thrill of driving a Ferrari on a real circuit An experience you will never forget!   DATA SHEET WHEN: Everyday on request LENGTH: 2 H   LANGUAGES: Italian / English   MEETING POINT: Autodromo Modena Strada Pomposiana n. 255/A Loc. Marzaglia, 41123 Modena   ACTIVITIES: Check the track and short briefing about the vehicle and the circuit characteristics. Personal Badge. Small brunch with croissants, coffee and water (morning) or salty snacks (afternoon). Preparing to drive (helmet and balaclava offered to the guest). First or last lap with the pilot driving and the guest on the side (option). Others laps, with guest driving and pilot on the side. At the end of laps: Certificate of Participation.   INCLUDED: Briefing small brunch laps on the track certificate of partecipation                                                                                            RATE: 1 person / 2 laps: € 690,00 1 person / 3 laps: € 750,00 1 person / 4 laps: € 870,00 1 person / 5 laps: € 950,00 Option to buy the video of the experience on the track, with an additional cost of € 60.00 including VAT.

Racetrack emotion - Super Trofeo Experience Lamborghini Gallardo

Is your dream to get behind the wheel of Lamborghini? Stop dreaming and start driving! Drive on a Lamborghini on the race track thanks to this unique and exciting experience that you can realise without worrying about the traffic and the speed limits.   HIGHLIGHTS Experience the thrill of driving a Lamborghini on a real circuit An experience you will never forget!   DATA SHEET WHEN: Everyday on request LENGTH: 2 H   LANGUAGES: Italian / English   MEETING POINT: Autodromo Modena Strada Pomposiana n. 255/A Loc. Marzaglia, 41123 Modena   ACTIVITIES: Check the track and short briefing about the vehicle and the circuit characteristics. Personal Badge. Small brunch with croissants, coffee and water (morning) or salty snacks (afternoon). Preparing to drive (helmet and balaclava offered to the guest). First or last lap with the pilot driving and the guest on the side (option). Others laps, with guest driving and pilot on the side. At the end of laps: Certificate of Participation.   INCLUDED: Briefing small brunch laps on the track certificate of partecipation                                                                                            RATE: 1 person / 2 laps: € 565,00 1 person / 3 laps: € 645,00 1 person / 4 laps: € 755,00 1 person / 5 laps: € 825,00 Option to buy the video of the experience on the track, with an additional cost of € 60.00 including VAT.

Alto Reno Terme Jazz Festival 2018

Il Gruppo Alkord, uno dei più fantasiosi e originali, aprirà la prima serata di questo evento pensato e voluto da Paolo Brunetti e poi sviluppato e realizzato da Andrea Pizzuti e Claudio Vignali. Joe Pisto, altro grande esponente jazz blues dell’area bolognese, conosciuto ed apprezzato anche a Londra, chiuderà con la sua chitarra questa prima serata. La seconda serata sarà aperta dall’ormai collaudato duo Pizzuti & Vignali, musicisti oltre che presentatori della manifestazione, che scalderanno il pubblico in attesa del graditissimo ospiteAlberto Marsico, che ha collaborato con alcuni dei più grandi nomi del firmamento jazzistico mondiale come Jimmy Cobb, Bobby Durham, Kenny Burrell, Joey DeFrancesco, Fabrizio Bosso, Jimmy Witherspoon, Enrico Rava, Jesse Davis e Alvin Queen, e che si è esibito in tutto il mondo in qualità di musicista esperto dell’organo Hammond, del quale può dirsi uno dei massimi specialisti europei ed è l’artista che concluderà questa seconda edizione.   HIGHLIGHTS Goditi un weekend in mezzo all’Appennino Due serate di immersione nella musica Jazz QUOTA € 5,00 biglietto singola serata € 8,00 pacchetto 2 serate   VALIDITÀ: 10-11 agosto   DURATA: 2 giorni   LINGUA: italiano   ORARIO: Ore 21.00 entrambe le serate    LA QUOTA INCLUDE: Ingresso all’evento   MODALITÀ DI CANCELLAZIONE: Se effettui la cancellazione almeno 1 giorno prima della partenza pianificata, non è prevista alcuna penale di cancellazione.  Oltre questo termine, ti sarà addebitato l'importo totale della prenotazione.

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Porretta Summer Festival

Per il terzo anno consecutivo non poteva mancare un appuntamento dedicato alla musica d’autore: dopo il tributo a Francesco Guccini nel 2016 e il concerto della PFM nel 2017, la due giorni di quest’anno vedrà salire sul palco Roberto Vecchioni, esponente di quella leva di cantautori italiani che hanno saputo coinvolgere intere generazioni, con i testi e le musiche di canzoni inossidabili nel tempo. “Luci a San Siro”, “Velasquez”, “Signor giudice”, “Mi manchi”, “Chiamami ancora amore” (con la quale vinse il festival di Sanremo nel 2011) e tanti altri successi verranno riproposti dall’autore, al parco Rufus Thomas, la sera di sabato 1 settembre. Ad arricchire il weekend, domenica 2 settembre alle 18 andrà in scena “Vedo buio”, lo spettacolo del comico Alberto Patrucco. E la sera, alle 21, gran finale con Enzo Iacchetti in “Intervista confidenziale”. Sono previsti pacchetti convenienti per chi vorrà partecipare a tutti gli spettacoli.    HIGHLIGHTS Goditi un weekend in Appennino Serate di altissimo livello con la partecipazione di Roberto Vecchioni e Enzo Iacchetti QUOTA € 35.00 serata 01/09 € 20.00 serata 02/09 € 50.00 01-02/09

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