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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: From 27 January to 26 August 2018 Saturday, Sunday and Monday   From 30 August to 30 December 2018 Friday, Saturday and Sunday   TIMETABLES: Until 26 August: 10:30am   From 31 August: - Friday and Saturday 9:45am - Sunday 2:30pm   LENGTH: 3h30min   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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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:  Every Friday of August and September   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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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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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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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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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 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 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 16:45   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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