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Rocchetta Mattei and old villages

A daily itinerary will allow you to discover some of the artistic excellences of the Bolognese Apennines. A walk inside La Scola village, where time seems to have stopped; a visit to the Montovolo Sanctuary, where religion meet history; the spectacular scenery of the Sasso di Vigo; the amazing beauty of Rocchetta Mattei, a mysterious castle with an exotic style. A wonderful fling to be flung, accompanied by an expert guide, without giving up an excellent lunch with local products.

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Los Secretos de Bolonia: visita guidada en español

Descubre Bolonia gracias a un tour guiado a pie del casco antiguo.  Esta visita de 2 horas en compañía de un guía especializado y en español, te llevará a conocer los secretos de la ciudad, su centro medieval, sus pórticos y torres. Entra en la imponente iglesia de San Petronio, admira el palacio de la universidad más antigua del mundo y vive la atmósfera de la plaza Santo Stefano. LO MÁS DESTACADO Tour a pie de la ciudad en español Entra en la iglesia de San Petronio y en el Palacio Archiginnasio Aprende todo sobre la historia de Bolonia VALIDEZ: Los sábados del 8 de Junio al 28 de septiembre del 2019 HORARIO: A las 16:00 h DURACIÓN: 2 horas  IDIOMA: Español  PUNTO DE ENCUENTRO: Bologna Welcome Oficina de turismo Piazza Maggiore 1/e  EL PRECIO INCLUYE: Guía turístico habilitado y en español Auriculares (sólo grupos a partir de 7 personas)  PRECIO: € 15,00 Gratis para menores de 12 años  RECORRIDO: Piazza Maggiore, Basilica di San Petronio (interior), Archiginnasio (patio), Piazza della Mercanzia ,Piazza Santo Stefano, Corte Isolani, Due Torri (exterior),Quadrilatero POLÍTICA DE CANCELACIÓN: Si cancelas 24 horas antes de la salida del tour, no se aplica ninguna penalización y te devolveremos el total abonado. Si cancelas con menos de 24 horas, no recibirás ningún reembolso.

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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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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 EASY and PLUS and guides with a group of minimum 20 people; disabled people and helpers   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.

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: TOWERS AND PORTICOES

A running tour to discover Bologna, its city centre, towers and porticoes. Run to discover Bologna in the company of an expert guide who will show you and illustrate the beauty of the city centre. Let yourself be enchanted by the towers and the arcades, or porticoes, the symbols of the city, while you learn more about their history and many curiosities. You will make short stops in fascinating historic places such as the university area, Montagnola park and the beautiful Piazza Santo Stefano and the Due Torri. A one hour itinerary to discover Bologna’s secrets while keeping fit and making the most of your time. HIGHLIGHTS Enjoy the pleasure of running in a Medieval historic centre Lean more about the Bologna towers and porticoes See the city while making the most of your time and keeping fit WHEN:  Saturday 6 April, 20 April, 27 April, 4 May, 25 May, 1 June, 8 June, 15 June, 22 June and 29 June TIMETABLE:  8am  LENGTH:  1 hour  LANGUAGE:  English / Italian  MEETING POINT:  Piazza della Mercanzia  INCLUDED:  Skilled Italian/English speaking tourist guide  RATE:  € 35.00 p/person CANCELLATION POLICY:  If you cancel at least 2 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. INFORMATION AND RESERVATIONS: Running tour with brief stops and explanations in the most interesting points. Indicative pace: 6’00’ per km/ 9’40 per mile. Flat itinerary Length: 7.5 km / 4.65 miles