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Discover Bologna

From EUR 15

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.


Every day

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 31th August

Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday: 10:30

Sunday: 15:00

From Monday to Saturday 16:45


From 1st September to 28th October

Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday: 10:30

Sunday: 15:00

From Monday to Saturday 16:30


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


Bologna Welcome

Tourist information and incoming services point

Piazza Maggiore 1/e - 40124


2 hours




  • Skilled Italian/English speaking tourist guide
  • Entrance to the Anatomical Theatre and Stabat Mater hall
  • Entrance to the Compianto by Niccolò dell’Arca


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)


Free for Bologna Welcome Card holders

€ 15.00 per person

Free for children under 12


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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  • Walking tour of Bologna with an expert local guide
  • See the most significant monuments, including the Compianto by Niccolò dell’Arca and the Teatro Anatomico
  • Learn about the city’s past and present


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