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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: € 15.00 per person Free 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, you will be charged the entire price of the tour.

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TRA SOGNO E FIABA: VISITA ALLA ROCCHETTA MATTEI

Visita l’affascinante Rocchetta Mattei, un vero gioiello nascosto nell’Appennino, con viaggio andata e ritorno direttamente da Bologna inclusi. Il sabato, grazie ad un tour di 4 ore con trasporto incluso, avrai l’opportunità di visitare un luogo davvero unico nel suo genere: la Rocchetta Mattei a Grizzana Morandi. Un vero castello fiabesco voluto dal Conte Cesare Mattei, realizzato negli stili architettonici più svariati, dal moresco al medievale, dal liberty al gotico. Partendo da Bologna in autobus, raggiungerai questo luogo da sogno e in compagnia di una guida esperta visiterai il labirinto di torri, saloni, scalinate monumentali che lo costituiscono. Ascolterai le storie e gli aneddoti del Conte, sulla sua medicina alternativa e sui suoi illustri pazienti, scoprirai tutto sulle sale, sugli oggetti e sugli ambienti della Rocchetta.   VALIDITÁ*: Sabato 13 aprile – 27 aprile -11 maggio – 25 maggio – 8 giugno *si svolge solo al raggiungimento del numero minimo di 15 partecipanti ORARI Ore 14.30: Partenza in bus da Piazza Malpighi Ore 14.40: Partenza in bus da Fermata Certosa Ore 14.50: Partenza in bus da Fermata Casa della Conoscenza Casalecchio di Reno Ore 16.00 : Arrivo alla Rocchetta, ingresso e visita guidata Ore 17.30 : Ripartenza dalla Rocchetta verso per Bologna Ore 18.30 : arrivo a Bologna NB: gli orari sono indicativi e potrebbero subire lievi modifiche DURATA: 4 ore LINGUA: italiano e inglese RITROVO: Piazza Malpighi LA QUOTA INCLUDE: - trasporto a/r con bus  - ingresso e visita guidata del castello   - accompagnatore per tutta la durata del viaggio QUOTA: € 33,00 intero € 20,00 ridotto per bambini 6-12 anni, gratuito per bambini fino a 5 anni    MODALITÀ DI CANCELLAZIONE: Cancellazione gratuità fino a 48 ore prima della partenza

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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 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? RATE Full price: € 5.00 per person Reduced: € 3.00 (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 PLUS and guides with a group of minimum 20 people   WHEN: Every day TIMES: From 1 March to 5 November 09:30am – 7:30pm - Last entrance 6:30pm Timeslots: entrance every 45 minutes From 6 November to 28 February 09:30am – 5:45pm - Last entrance 5.00pm 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 CANCELLATION POLICY: If you cancel or modify your booking at least 1 hour before 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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UNDERGROUNDS OF BOLOGNA: CONSERVA DI VALVERDE

Discover one of the countless unique places in the city of Bologna! Did you know that the Valverde Cistern, erroneously called Bagni di Mario (Mario’s Baths), is actually a cistern dating back to the Renaissance period (1563) built to supply the Fountain of Neptune? The cistern 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 we find an octagonal cistern and eight small tanks for the water decanting system. Above the cistern, there is a wide dome with a central Oculus. During the visit, it will be possible to explore all the viable tunnels, one of which is characterised by an aeration chimney entirely covered in calcareous incrustations formed over the centuries. In the secondary room, it will be possible to admire a second smaller cistern called the “Conservetta”.   HIGHLIGHTS  Guided tour with an expert local guide Discover the hydraulic curiosities of the city Visit one of the places that made Bologna the city of water   RATE Full price: € 10.00 per person Reduced: € 5.00  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.   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   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, you will be charged the entire price of the tour.

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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. HIGHLIGHTS Walking tour with a local, expert guide which will talk about: Accursi, Arengo, Scappi, Galluzzi, Carrari, Alberici, Asinelli, Garisenda, Uguzzoni, Azzoguidi, Prendiparte Reserved visit on the terrace of rocchetta of Torre Asinelli (not available April 2019 for restoration works) Access to the privately owned Prendiparte Tower  Enjoy a stunning, bird’s eye view of the city WHEN: Every Saturday From 13 April to 28 December 2019 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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RUNNING TOUR: TORRI E PORTICI

Un tour di corsa per scoprire Bologna, il suo centro, le sue torri e i suoi portici. Correrai alla scoperta di Bologna in compagnia di una guida esperta che passo dopo passo ti mostrerà e racconterà la bellezza del centro storico. Lasciati meravigliare da torri e portici, simboli della città, imparandone la storia e le numerose curiosità. Farete tappa in luoghi storici e affascinanti come la zona universitaria, il parco della Montagnola fino alla bellissima Piazza Santo Stefano e alle Due Torri. Un itinerario di 1 ora per andare alla scoperta dei segreti di Bologna restando in forma e ottimizzando tempo e luoghi visitati. HIGHLIGHTS Goditi il piacere di correre in un centro storico medievale Scopri curiosità su torri e portici di Bologna Visita la città ottimizzando i tempi e rimanendo in allenamento ITINERARIO Oratorio di San Colombano, Porta Galliera, Giardini della Montagnola, zona Universitaria, Piazza Santo Stefano, Due Torri   VALIDITÀ:  Sabato 16, 23, 30 marzo e 6, 20 aprile ORARI:  8.00 DURATA:  1 ora LINGUA:  inglese / italiano RITROVO:  Piazza della Mercanzia LA QUOTA INCLUDE:  Guida specializzata parlante italiano e inglese QUOTA p/persona a partire da:  € 35,00 p/persona MODALITÀ DI CANCELLAZIONE:  Se effettui la cancellazione almeno 2 giorno prima della partenza pianificata, non è prevista alcuna penale di cancellazione.  Oltre questo termine, ti sarà addebitato l'importo totale della prenotazione. INFORMAZIONI E PRENOTAZIONI: Tour di corsa con brevi soste e spiegazioni nei punti più interessanti. Ritmo indicativo : 6’00’ al km/ 9’40 per miglio. Percorso pianeggiante. Distanza: Km 7,5 / Miglia 4,65  

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