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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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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: 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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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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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 CANCELLATION POLICY If you cancel 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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Visita guidata alla Chiusa di Casalecchio di Reno

Can you imagine Bologna as a city of water, crossed by a system of canals? It isn’t easy nowadays, is it? Nevertheless, there’s a place where you can go backwards in time and discover the most ancient hydraulic artifact in Europe still in use, the Chiusa di Casalecchio.  In the year 2000 the site was included in the list of UNESCO 2000-2010 Heritage Messengers Programme as a symbol of the culture of peace in favour of young people. During the thematic guided tour, you will walk above the sixteenth century walkway, probably designed by Jacopo Barozzi, called Vignola, who was one of the most important Italian Renaissance architects. You will also experience from up close the majestic dam, whose ramp is 160 m long, 35 m wide and 8 m high, and find out how Bologna became a city of water in the Middle Ages. WHEN: Saturday March 24, 2018, 9:00am (meeting time 8:45am) - tour in Italian Saturday April 21, 6:00pm - tour in Italian Saturday May 19, 3:00pm - tour in English LENGTH: 1h30 MEETING POINT: Gate of Chiusa di Casalecchio Via Porrettana 187 40033, Casalecchio di Reno (BO) LANGUAGES: Saturday March 24 - tour in Italian Saturday April 21 - tour in Italian Saturday May 19 - tour in English Note: The meetup is always 15 minutes before the visit starts. Meeting point is at the gate of Chiusa di Casalecchio, Via Porrettana 187, in Casalecchio di Reno. It can be reached from Bologna with the following tper lines: n. 20 (Stop Casalecchio Porrettana Canale/Casalecchio Chiusa), 89 (Stop Casalecchio Porrettana Canale), 92 (Stop Casalecchio Chiusa), 94 (Stop Casalecchio Chiusa). RATE: € 7.00 p/person € 5.00 for children aged from 6 years old to 11 years old Free for children under 6 years old NOTE: It is suggested to wear comfortable walking shoes. Children must be well attended. 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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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: the sound of music from Classic to Jazz

An extraordinary musical journey that dates back to the eighteenth century and comes to the roaring Italian Fifties. Did you know that Mozart had failed his music exam in Bologna? Would you like to have a private and exclusive entrance into Rossini House or into one of the first Italian Jazz canteens? Join our musical tour and you’ll be part of Bologna, Unesco Creative City of Music. HIGHLIGHTS An extraordinary musical journey that dates back to the eighteenth century and comes to the roaring Italian Fifties Exlusive entrance to Philarmonic Academy and Rossini House Exlusive entrance to Martini Conservatory (only on April 21st) Exlusive entrance to Doctor Dixie Jazz Band Canteen, founded by Nardo Giardina in 1952, in which Lucio Dalla and Pupi Avati also played. The guided tour is born from an idea of Archemilia Day Tours by Baldassarre Giardina INFORMATION  WHEN: Saturday, 31 April 2018 Saturday, 21 April 2018 LENGTH: 2 hours 30 minutes TIMES 10am MEETING POINT: Piazza di Porta Ravegnana, under the Two Towers ITINERARY: Departure from Piazza di Porta Ravegnana, entrance to Philarmonic Academy, Rossini House and Martini Conservatory (only on April 21st), external passage from Comunale Theater, crossing the jazz route and Lucio Dalla House up to Doctor Dixie Jazz Band Canteen. LANGUAGES: Italian / English INCLUDED: Italian/English speaking tourist guide Entrance to Philarmonic Academy Entrance to Martini Conservatory (only on April 21st) Exclusive entrances to Rossini House and to Doctor Dixie Jazz Band Canteen, both normally closed to visitors.      RATE: Full price: €25 per person CANCELLATION POLICY: If you cancel at least one day prior to the scheduled departure, no cancellation fee will be charged. If you cancel later, you will be subject to a full booking 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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City Red bus & San Luca Express

City Red bus & San Luca Express

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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&Lamborghini: museums and factories

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   TIMES: 9:30am    LENGTH: 8 hours   MEETING POINT: Hotel   LANGUAGES: Italian/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: € 145.00 per person € 20.00 per person lunch available upon request with surcharge   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.    

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 TIMES: 9:30am  LENGTH: 3 hours MEETING POINT: Hotel 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.    

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   TIMES: 9:30am    LENGTH: 8 hours   MEETING POINT: Hotel   LANGUAGES: Italian/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: € 145.00 per person € 20.00 per person lunch available upon request with surcharge   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.    

The Land of Motors: Ferrari, Pagani and Lamborghini

This once‐in‐a‐lifetime opportunity takes you to the sacred ground of motor sports. You’ll learn about the manufacturers, see the car museums, and visit the world’s most valuable vintage car collections. Visit the Ferrari Museum in Maranello, the Lamborghini museum and discover the Pagani factory and historical collections.    WHEN: Friday on request     LENGTH: 9 hours     LANGUAGES: Italian/English     INCLUDED: Licensed local guide Private minivan with professional driver Pick up and drop off at/to hotel Visit to the Pagani Museum and Factory Visit to the Lamborghini Museum Visit to the Ferrari Museum in Maranello Tickets and reservations for all the museums and factory included in the tour Light lunch in a restaurant with drinks included     RATE p/person: € 248.00 adults € 124.00 for kids aged between 10-16 years-old   Children under 6 years old not admitted   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.  

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.  

Tower & Table Experience - in the kitchen of the Prendiparte Tower

The splendour of Bologna’s medieval towers meets the flavours of the most renowned Italian culinary tradition. This tour offers an unusual itinerary: from the towers of the historical city, to the medieval market for the selection of the best traditional products. Finally, an exclusive tasting with a view on the red roofs of Bologna, from the stunning panoramic terrace of the Prendiparte Tower.   WHEN: Every day on request   LENGTH: 3 hours   LANGUAGES: Italian/English   INCLUDED: Walk around the old market and the historical city centre, exploring Bolognese cuisine and medieval towers with a local guide Visit to the Prendiparte Tower Cooking demonstration at the Prendiparte Tower to discover the traditional craft of the “sfogline” and taste a Bolognese freshly made pasta Gastronomic experience, with typical products paired with a glass of wine on the panoramic terrace at the top of the Tower   RATE: € 50.00 per person - min. 15 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.    

RISCIO' 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 LAUNCH OFFER €35,00 p/riskshaw, valid until the 25th March 2018   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

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A NIGHT AT THE THEATRE – SIMON BOCCANEGRA

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): Simon Boccanegra In 1880 Giulio Ricordi invited Verdi to remake the opera Simon Boccanegra for the Teatro alla Scala, almost twenty years after the flop of the first version. All the characters are dominated  by love, ambition and thirst for revenge, except Simone, the Doge, characterized by dark traits and melancholy.   HIGHLIGHTS Spend a very pleasant evening in one of the most famous, historical theatres in Italy Enjoy Simon Boccanegra, one of the exquisite Opera performances   DATA SHEET WHEN: April 17th at 8pm    LENGTH: 4 H   MEETING POINT: Foyer Teatro Comunale di Bologna Largo Respighi 1 - 40126 Bologna   RATE: Stalls ticket: 75.00 € 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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A NIGHT AT THE THEATRE – DON CARLO

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 Carlo. Don Carlo was composed for the Paris Opéra in 1867: it is among the most committed works for the complexity of the staging. Don Carlo is based on a drama by Schiller, it has an elaborate plot and detailed characters, to highlighting the difficulties in distinguishing good and evil, the weight of power and love contrasts. The Italian premiere of this Opera took place at the Teatro Comunale di Bologna on October 27th, in 1867. HIGHLIGHTS Spend a very pleasant evening in one of the most famous, historical theatres in Italy Enjoy Don Carlo, one of the exquisite Opera performances   DATA SHEET WHEN: June 12th at 8pm   LENGTH: 4 H   MEETING POINT: Foyer Teatro Comunale di Bologna Largo Respighi 1 - 40126 Bologna   RATE: Stalls ticket: 100.00€ p/person

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A NIGHT AT THE THEATRE – CAPULETI E MONTECCHI

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): Capuleti e Montecchi. Capuleti e Montecchi was commissioned to Bellini from “Teatro La Fenice” and composed in very short times for the Carnival of 1830: it was a real triumph! The original score only goes back to 1935, for the celebrations of the Bellini centenary in Catania, before finally returning to the repertoire from the late fifties.   HIGHLIGHTS Spend a very pleasant evening in one of the most famous, historical theatres in Italy Enjoy Capuleti e Montecchi, one of the exquisite Opera performances   DATA SHEET WHEN: May 13th at 8.00pm LENGTH: 4 H   MEETING POINT: Foyer Teatro Comunale di Bologna Largo Respighi 1 - 40126 Bologna   RATE: Stalls Ticket: 50.00 € 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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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.

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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.

TRANSAPPENNINICA E BENESSERE ALLE TERME

Un viaggio in treno a Porretta Terme lungo l’antica via transappenninica della ferrovia porrettana. Scopri l’emozione di viaggiare su un antico treno storico tra crepacci e gole mozzafiato. Visita il Museo dei Rotabili Storici che annovera tra i suoi cimeli degli stupendi treni antichi ottimamente conservati tra cui delle bellissime antiche macchine a vapore e le gallerie di Piteccio, un capolavoro architettonico. Goditi una giornata rilassante alle terme di Porretta!                                                                                              HIGHLIGHTS Scopri l’emozione di viaggiare su un antico treno storico tra crepacci e gole mozzafiato Un tuffo nella storia, ripercorrendo le storiche tratte ferroviarie dell’Appennino Goditi una giornata rilassante alle terme di Porretta!   SCHEDA TECNICA   VALIDITÁ: 7-8 APRILE   DURATA: 2 GIORNI   PROGRAMMA: Sabato: Visita alle sorgenti termali e allo stabilimento delle Terme con un geologo come guida alla scoperta delle meraviglie dell’acqua benefica di Porretta e nel pomeriggio una pausa rilassante e depurativa di circa tre ore dove godere delle peculiarità delle acque salsobromoiodiche della piscina termale, della sauna, del percorso vascolare e dell’area relax.  Domenica: La mattina possibilità di prenotare una visita ad un caseificio del consorzio del Parmigiano Reggiano. Partenza dalla Stazione FS di Porretta Terme con treno storico per Pistoia alle ore 15:00. Arrivati a Pistoia, visita del Museo dei Rotabili Storici che annovera tra i suoi cimeli degli stupendi treni antichi ottimamente conservati tra cui delle bellissime antiche macchine a vapore. Rientro in serata a Bologna o Firenze.   LINGUA: Italiano   LA QUOTA INCLUDE: Biglietti del treno ordinario e del treno storico    Parti da Bologna? La quota include 4 biglietti: -Treno ordinario Bologna-Porretta andata/ritorno -Treno storico Porretta-Pistoia andata/ritorno   Parti da Firenze? La quota include 3 biglietti: Treno ordinario Firenze-Porretta andata/ritorno Treno storico Porretta-Pistoia andata   1 pernottamento in albergo 3 stelle in camera doppia con prima colazione a buffet (supplemento camera singola 10 euro) Ingresso alle terme di Porretta Visita a Piteccio e al Museo dei Rotabili Storici di Pistoia Copertura assicurativa di legge   QUOTA: Intero: 98.00€ Intero con camera singola: 108.00€ Fino a 12 anni: 64.60€   Supplementi (da pagare in loco) 9.00€ visita al Caseificio del Parmigiano Reggiano con trasporto incluso

TRANSAPPENNINICA ED ESCURSIONE A MONTEACUTO

Un viaggio in treno a Porretta Terme con partenza da Firenze o da Bologna lungo l’antica via transappenninica della ferrovia porrettana. Scopri l’emozione di viaggiare su un antico treno storico tra crepacci e gole mozzafiato. Visita il Museo dei Rotabili Storici che annovera tra i suoi cimeli degli stupendi treni antichi ottimamente conservati tra cui delle bellissime antiche macchine a vapore e le gallerie di Piteccio, un capolavoro architettonico. Visita il borgo di Monteacuto delle Alpi, una piccola perla incastonata tra le vette appenniniche!                                                                                              HIGHLIGHTS Scopri l’emozione di viaggiare su un antico treno storico tra crepacci e gole mozzafiato Un tuffo nella storia, ripercorrendo le storiche tratte ferroviarie dell’Appennino Visita il borgo di Monteacuto delle Alpi, una piccola perla incastonata tra le vette appenniniche   SCHEDA TECNICA   VALIDITÁ: 7-8 APRILE   DURATA: 2 GIORNI   PROGRAMMA: Sabato: Trasferimento con bus navetta a Monteacuto Delle Alpi e Pianaccio, per inoltrarsi a piedi in alcuni suggestivi sentieri ai piedi del grande Parco del Corno alle Scale insieme ad una guida escursionistica certificata. Ritorno in navetta a Porretta Terme il pomeriggio Domenica: La mattina possibilità di prenotare una pausa relax alle Terme di Porretta o di visita ad un caseificio del consorzio del Parmigiano Reggiano. Partenza dalla Stazione FS di Porretta Terme con treno storico per Pistoia alle ore 15:00. Arrivati a Pistoia, visita del Museo dei Rotabili Storici che annovera tra i suoi cimeli degli stupendi treni antichi ottimamente conservati tra cui delle bellissime antiche macchine a vapore. Rientro in serata a Bologna o Firenze.   LINGUA: Italiano/inglese   LA QUOTA INCLUDE: Biglietti del treno ordinario e del treno storico  Da Bologna 4 biglietti: Bologna-Porretta ordinario, Porretta-Pistoia storico, Pistoia-Porretta ordinario, Porretta-Bologna ordinario Da Firenze 3 biglietti: Firenze-Porretta ordinario, Porretta-Pistoia storico, Pistoia-Firenze ordinario 1 pernottamento in albergo 3 stelle in camera doppia con prima colazione a buffet (supplemento camera singola 10 euro) Guida trekking certificata e bus navetta Visita a Piteccio e al Museo dei Rotabili Storici di Pistoia Copertura assicurativa di legge   LA QUOTA NON INCLUDE: Pasti, pranzo al sacco di sabato durante l’escursione a piedi o ebike, domenica mattina di relax alle Terme (15 euro), bus navetta per il Caseificio del Parmigiano Reggiano (9 euro), tassa di soggiorno ove prevista, tutto quanto non indicato nella voce “LA QUOTA INCLUDE”.   QUOTA: Intero: 100.00€ Intero camera singola: 110.00€ Fino a 12 anni: 74.10€   Supplementi (da pagare in loco): 15.00€ relax alle Terme 9.00€ visita al Caseificio del Parmigiano Reggiano con trasporto incluso   NOTE: Al momento della partenza sarà possibile acquistare il pranzo al sacco in alcune botteghe tradizionali del centro.

TRANSAPPENNINICA ED ESCURSIONE IN E-BIKE

Un viaggio in treno a Porretta Terme con partenza da Firenze o da Bologna lungo l’antica via transappenninica della ferrovia porrettana. Scopri l’emozione di viaggiare su un antico treno storico tra crepacci e gole mozzafiato. Visita il Museo dei Rotabili Storici che annovera tra i suoi cimeli degli stupendi treni antichi ottimamente conservati tra cui delle bellissime antiche macchine a vapore e le gallerie di Piteccio, un capolavoro architettonico. Goditi un’escursione con l’E-bike con l’accompagnamento di una guida esperta sugli appennini!                                                                                              HIGHLIGHTS Scopri l’emozione di viaggiare su un antico treno storico tra crepacci e gole mozzafiato Un tuffo nella storia, ripercorrendo le storiche tratte ferroviarie dell’Appennino Goditi un’escursione con l’E-bike nei dintorni di Porretta!   SCHEDA TECNICA   VALIDITÁ: 7-8 APRILE   DURATA: 2 GIORNI   PROGRAMMA: Sabato: Partenza da Porretta Terme per poi inoltrarsi in alcuni percorsi che si snodano nelle principali vie ciclopedonali del territorio insieme ad una guida escursionistica e-bike certificata. Domenica: La mattina possibilità di prenotare una pausa relax alle Terme di Porretta o di visita ad un caseificio del consorzio del Parmigiano Reggiano.Partenza dalla Stazione FS di Porretta Terme con treno storico per Pistoia alle ore 15:00. Arrivati a Pistoia, visita del Museo dei Rotabili Storici che annovera tra i suoi cimeli degli stupendi treni antichi ottimamente conservati tra cui delle bellissime antiche macchine a vapore.Rientro in serata a Bologna o Firenze.   LINGUA: Italiano   LA QUOTA INCLUDE: Biglietti del treno ordinario e del treno storico    Parti da Bologna? La quota include 4 biglietti: -Treno ordinario Bologna-Porretta andata/ritorno -Treno storico Porretta-Pistoia andata/ritorno   Parti da Firenze? La quota include 3 biglietti: Treno ordinario Firenze-Porretta andata/ritorno Treno storico Porretta-Pistoia andata   1 pernottamento in albergo 3 stelle in camera doppia con prima colazione a buffet (supplemento camera singola 10 euro) Noleggio e-bike e guida certificata  Visita a Piteccio e al Museo dei Rotabili Storici di Pistoia Copertura assicurativa di legge   QUOTA: Intero: 120.00€ Intero camera singola: 130.00€ Fino a 12 anni: 102.10€     Supplementi (da pagare in loco): 15.00€ relax alle Terme 9.00€ visita al Caseificio del Parmigiano Reggiano con trasporto incluso   NOTE: Al momento della partenza sarà possibile acquistare il pranzo al sacco in alcune botteghe tradizionali del centro.