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Visit to the Clock Tower (Torre dell'Orologio) and to the Municipal Art Collections

A unique experience that will allow you to discover Palazzo d’Accursio, one of the landmarks of Bologna and symbols of power. Discover every corner of the imposing Clock Tower, the tower that guides the city in the beating of its time and the Municipal Art Collections, a unique place where the history of Bologna is treasured. Entering from the courtyard and climbing the elegant "staircase of horses", up to the second floor, you will first enter the Accursio Tower (Torre Accursio), better known as the Clock Tower. Here, by using your smartphone, you will listen to the audio guide that will take you within the halls of the building, until you reach the beating heart of the tower: the mechanism that makes the clock work. You will hear anecdotes about how the building and the tower have spanned the centuries to the present day and you will have a unique opportunity for an unbeatable view of Piazza Maggiore. You will also have access to the Municipal Art Collections, housed in the rooms that were once used as the residence of the Cardinal Legates. Also in this case, with the help of an audio guide, you will wander among paintings, art objects, furniture, porcelain and fabrics ranging from the Middle Ages to today, up to reaching the Urban Room (Sala Urbana), a masterpiece of the Bolognese Baroque with its heraldic decoration. Meeting point: Clock Tower (Torre dell'Orologio), Palazzo D'Accursio, Piazza Maggiore, 6 - 40124 Included: Visit with audio guide of the Clock Tower Entrance to the Municipal Art Collections Rate: Full price: €8,00 p/person Reduced price: €5,00 p/person (children 4 to 12 y.o.; over 65; school trips; university students; groups of minimum 6 people led by touristic guides) Reduced price Card Cultura: €5,00 p/person (Card Cultura and BW Card Easy holders) Free for children under 4 years old; disabled people and helpers; authorized touristic guides The sales of the services is managed by Bologna Welcome Incoming Travel Agency Cancellation policy: If you cancel or modify your entrance time at least 24 hours before the scheduled entrance at the Clock Tower (Torre dell’Orologio), there is no cancellation fee, later you will be charged the entire price of the service. Note: Card Cultura holders have to use the card to access the Municipal Art Collections. You will receive by email a voucher for the entrance of the Municipal Art Collections that will be changed with the entrance ticket at the Municipal Art Collections booking desk inside Palazzo D'Accursio.  To ensure a safe visit of the tower, it is mandatory to arrive 5 minutes before the entrance time. Late visitors will not be admitted into the Clock Tower (Torre dell’Orologio), unless they book and pay a new visit at another available slot. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult. Animals are not allowed. GREEN PASS RULES Pursuant to the Law Decree 23 July 2021 n. 105 starting from 6 August 2021 in order to carry out the entrance to The Two Towers and Clock Tower it is necessary to be in possession of the GREEN PASS From 6 August 2021 the entrance to The Two Towers and Clock Tower is allowed only to those who are in possession of one of the following certifications: Green certificates COVID-19 Green Pass proving the inoculation of at least the first Sars COV-2 vaccine dose Healing from Sars COV-2 infection valid for 6 months Rapid molecular or antigen test with negative result for the Sars COV-2 virus, valid for 48 hours The verification of the possession of the COVID green certifications will be carried out at the entrance. The obligation of COVID green certifications is mandatory starting from 6 August 2021, those without one will not be able to make the entrance, and the tickets will not be refunded. To avoid unpleasant inconveniences, kind customers are invited to avoid online reservations or attempts to purchase tickets directly at the ticket office in the absence of COVID green certifications.  

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Le due Torri – Book your visit to the 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 then 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? Meeting point: Piazza di Porta Ravegnana - Tower entrance Included: Introductory pamphlet about the Tower visit Access to the Tower Rate: Full price: € 5,00 p/person Reduced price: € 3,00 p/person (childre 4 to 12 y.o.; over 65; school trips; university students; Card Cultura Holders) Free for Bologna Welcome Card EASY and PLUS holders; disabled people and helpers; authorized touristic guides; children under 4 years old Note: Unaccompanied minors (under 18) and pets are not allowed in the Tower The sales of the services is managed by Bologna Welcome Incoming Travel Agency Cancellation policy: If you cancel or modify your booking at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel later, you will be charged the entire price of the tour. Note:  Visitors are invited to show up at the Tower as punctually as possible with respect to the timeslot selected, so as to avoid gatherings. GREEN PASS RULES Pursuant to the Law Decree 23 July 2021 n. 105 starting from 6 August 2021 in order to carry out the entrance to The Two Towers and Clock Tower it is necessary to be in possession of the GREEN PASS From 6 August 2021 the entrance to The Two Towers and Clock Tower is allowed only to those who are in possession of one of the following certifications: Green certificates COVID-19 Green Pass proving the inoculation of at least the first Sars COV-2 vaccine dose Healing from Sars COV-2 infection valid for 6 months Rapid molecular or antigen test with negative result for the Sars COV-2 virus, valid for 48 hours The verification of the possession of the COVID green certifications will be carried out at the entrance. The obligation of COVID green certifications is mandatory starting from 6 August 2021, those without one will not be able to make the entrance, and the tickets will not be refunded. To avoid unpleasant inconveniences, kind customers are invited to avoid online reservations or attempts to purchase tickets directly at the ticket office in the absence of COVID green certifications.

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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. Itinerary: Piazza Maggiore, San Petronio church, Piazza della Mercanzia, the ancient market area, Courtyard of Archiginnasio, Piazza Santo Stefano, Due Torri (from outside) - The itinerary is subject to change based on locations’ closures/opening. Meeting point: Bologna Welcome Tourist information and incoming services point Piazza Maggiore 1/e - 40124 Included: Skilled Italian/English speaking tour guide Entrance to the San Petronio church Headphones Rate: Full price: € 15,00 p/person Reduced price: € 12,00 p/person (Card Cultura holders) Free: under 12 The sales of the services is managed by Bologna Welcome Incoming Travel Agency Cancellation policy: 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. Rules to be respected: The tour guide will wear a mask and be equipped with a safe kit made of masks and alcohol-based hand sanitizer gel. All the participants will be provided with disposable sterile headphones, inserted separately in small sealed plastic bags, together with radio receivers also inserted separately in small sealed plastic bags. All the participants are required do wear their own mask during the tour. Dressing appropriately is required to enter some places of worship. It is recommended to cover shoulders and knees, and you must wear shoes.

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Virtual tour in Medieval Bologna

Trivio di Porta Ravegnana (the three-way junction of Porta Ravegnana), Bologna, last years of the 13th century: there are still some premises to be demolished in the middle of the square and at the foot of the Two Towers, one of the many icons of the city’s skyline, made up of almost 90 towers and tower-houses, now belonging to the city’s pugnacious families involved in decades of struggles and fights to prevail over each other. Take this chance to stroll along the alleys of a perfectly preserved medieval Bologna, among its houses, churches, inner courts, porticoes, workshops, markets and streets between Strada Maggiore and Santo Stefano, surprisingly similar to their present-day versions. A proper journey back in time while comfortably sitting at home, accompanied by a live narration recounted by a true historian, who will be at your complete disposal for answering questions or dispersing any doubts and curiosities.     Meeting point: Museo Realtà Virtuale Via Zamboni, 7 (first floor) - 40126 Bologna   Included: Entrance to the Museum and assisted Virtual Reality experience   Rate: Full price: €18,00 p/person  Reduced price: €16,00 p/person (kids 8-14 years old) Not suitable for children under 8 and epileptic people The sales of the services is managed by Bologna Welcome Incoming Travel Agency   Cancellation policy: 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. Please cancel by sending an e-mail to incoming@bolognawelcome.it   

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Vr tour: the discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamon

Relive one of the greatest archaeological discoveries thanks to virtual reality: enter the tomb of Tutankhamen. Thanks to a special headset, you will travel back in time and experience the same wonder and amazement archaeologist Howard Carter felt when he entered the tomb of the most famous Pharaoh in the history of ancient Egypt for the first time. Wander around halls filled with artefacts, interact with the surrounding environment and decipher the secret hieroglyphics on the walls.    Meeting point: Museo Realtà Virtuale Via Zamboni, 7 (first floor) - 40126 Bologna   Included: Entrance to the Museum and assisted Virtual Reality experience   Rate: Full price: €18,00 p/person  Reduced price: €16,00 p/person (kids 8-14 years old) Not suitable for children under 8 and epileptic people The sales of the services is managed by Bologna Welcome Incoming Travel Agency   Cancellation policy: 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. Please cancel by sending an e-mail to incoming@bolognawelcome.it 

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A virtual tour of roman Bologna

Go on a journey back in time to experience everyday-life in Bologna during the 1st century AD, the time of the first Roman Emperors. Thanks to virtual reality, a headset will enable you to attend a theatre performance, visit a luxurious domus with its richly-decorated interior, stroll around the busy streets, shops, taverns and workshops and explore the Forum and Basilica with all its magnificent monuments. Immerse yourself into the Roman reality of two centuries ago, even talking to the virtually-recreated characters you will meet along the way.   Meeting point: Museo Realtà Virtuale Via Zamboni, 7 (first floor) - 40126 Bologna   Included: Entrance to the Museum and assisted Virtual Reality experience   Rate: Full price: €18,00 p/person  Reduced price: €16,00 p/person (kids 8-14 years old) Not suitable for children under 8 and epileptic people The sales of the services is managed by Bologna Welcome Incoming Travel Agency   Cancellation policy: 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. Please cancel by sending an e-mail to incoming@bolognawelcome.it

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