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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.   HIGHLIGHTS  Walking tour in downdown Bologna with a local guide Transfer with FICObus to FICO Eataly World Guided tour at FICO Return to Bologna city centre with FICObus   WHEN: Friday, Saturday and Sunday   TIMETABLES: - 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: €20,00 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 48 hours in advance of the scheduled departure by writing to incoming@bolognawelcome.it, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel later, you will be charged the entire price of the tour.

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A VIRTUAL TOUR IN MEDIEVAL BOLOGNA

Take a plunge in the past and discover Medieval Bologna through virtual reality, experiencing firsthand an unforgettable adventure. Accompanied by an expert tutor, the Virtual Reality Museum's "The Time Machine" exhibit offers you the unique opportunity to explore the shops, towers, alleyways and streets of the 13th century.  Wear a special viewer and start your virtual adventure among the historic buildings of Medieval Bologna.  Interact with the characters you meet along the way and experience the charm of the city by day and by night. Take part in a sensorial and fascinating tour that combines culture and unique emotions in the heart of Bologna.   WHEN: Every day   TIMETABLES: From Monday to Friday 10am-7pm  Saturday 10am-22pm  Sunday 10am-20pm   LENGTH: 25min   LANGUAGES: Italian / English   MEETING POINT: Museo Realtà Virtuale – Via Zamboni 7 – first floor   INCLUDED: Entrance to the Museum and assisted Virtual Reality experience   RATE: €18 p/person   CANCELLATION POLICY: If you cancel at least 24 hours 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.

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   WHEN:  Every Friday from 19th April to 27th September 2019   TIMES: 4pm   LENGTH: 2 hours   LANGUAGES: Italian/English   RATE € 20.00 per person € 10.00 for children under 12   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 do ANYTHING to get inside the Ducati factory to understand how a dream is built: 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.   HIGHLIGHTS Private chauffeured car transfer  See the factory where the world-famous sport bikes are made Visit the Ducati museum and get an inside look at what cyclers' dreams are made of WHEN: Every Friday until December 14th 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 € 20.00 for children under 11 CANCELLATION POLICY: If you cancel at least 3 days 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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LAMBORGHINI - MUSEUM & FACTORY

From the ultra-modern Lamborghini Museum to the prestigious boutique, home of licensed Lamborghini merchandise in the Collezione Lamborghini, followed by a tour of the "heart" of the factory: see the production lines where you can let yourself be amazed by the building of the most famous cars, right there in the House of the Raging Bull.     HIGHLIGHTS Private car with driver See where Huracàn and Aventador are built  Visit the Lamborghini Museum 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 September 1:00pm 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 English speaking guide Entry Museums and Factories tickets RATE: € 99.00 per person € 65.00 reduced from age 6 to under 14 CANCELLATION POLICY: If you cancel at least 3 days 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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DISCOVER BOLOGNA

Do you have a few hours in Bologna and you’d like to discover the essence of the historical city centre? Or maybe you’d love to have an expert professional guide at your service to help you unlock the secrets of this medieval city? Then this is the perfect tour for you!    Discover Bologna in two story-packed hours so you can experience the porticos, monuments and towers of what UNESCO has defined the best preserved medieval centre in the world.   HIGHLIGHTS Walking tour of Bologna with an expert local guide See the main monuments, including the Due Torri, the Compianto by Niccolò dell’Arca and the Teatro Anatomico Learn about the city’s past and present WHEN: Every day   TIMES: First tour: 10:30am every day Second tour: 3pm on Monday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and holidays Except for 25th December   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, San Petronio church, Piazza della Mercanzia, the ancient market area, Santa Maria della Vita church (Compianto by Niccolò dell’Arca), 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.    HIGHLIGHTS Wine and Food walking tour with a local guide Plunge into the ancient medieval market atmosphere Get a taste of several food and wine specialties   WHEN: Friday and Saturday   TIMES: First tour 10:15am Second tour 4:45pm   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, you will be charged the entire price of the tour.

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