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Le due Torri – Book your visit to the Torre degli Asinelli

From August 6th 2021, to access the Asinelli Tower, it will be mandatory that visitors show their Green Pass (also "EU Digital COVID Certificate") QR Code, accompanied by a valid identity document. For more informations -> click here Please note: booking a few days in advance is highly reccomended 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 The booking of free tickets reserved for people with disabilities and helpers must be made by writing an email to booking@bolognawelcome.it or at the Bologna Welcome Info Point in Piazza Maggiore.   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 In compliance with current government regulations, from August 6th 2021 it will be mandatory that visitors show their Green Pass (also "EU Digital COVID Certificate"), accompanied by a valid identity document, to access the Torre Asinelli and the Torre dell'Orologio. This provision do not apply to children under the age of 12 and to individuals with specific medical certification. ATTENTION: without the documets cited above it will not be possible to access the Museum and to receive a refund for the tickets purchased. Others main anti-Covid measures remain in force: at the entrance all visitors must undergo a temperature measurement and it is stricly mandatory to wear a mask inside the museums. Along the exhibition path visitors can also find dispensers of sanitizing gel, and the entrances  have a limited capacity in respect of the physical distance required for the safety reasons.

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Chiusa di Casalecchio di Reno: the source of Bologna waterways

Can you imagine Bologna as a city of water, crossed by a system of canals? It isn’t easy nowadays, is it? Nevertheless, there’s a place where you can go backwards in time and discover the most ancient hydraulic artifact in Europe still in use, the Chiusa di Casalecchio.  In the year 2000 the site was included in the list of UNESCO 2000-2010 Heritage Messengers Programme as a symbol of the culture of peace in favour of young people. During the thematic guided tour, you will walk above the sixteenth century walkway, probably designed by Jacopo Barozzi, called Vignola, who was one of the most important Italian Renaissance architects. You will also experience from up close the majestic dam, whose ramp is 160 m long, 35 m wide and 8 m high, and find out how Bologna became a city of water in the Middle Ages. Meeting point: Gate of Chiusa di Casalecchio Via Porrettana 187 40033, Casalecchio di Reno (BO) Rate: Full price: € 8.00 p/person Reduced price: € 5.00 p/person (children 6-12 y.o.) Free: under 6 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, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee. Note: The meetup is always 15 minutes before the visit starts. Meeting point is at the gate of Chiusa di Casalecchio, Via Porrettana 187, in Casalecchio di Reno. It can be reached from Bologna with the following tper lines: n. 20 (Stop Casalecchio Porrettana Canale/Casalecchio Chiusa), 89 (Stop Casalecchio Porrettana Canale), 92 (Stop Casalecchio Chiusa), 94 (Stop Casalecchio Chiusa). It is suggested to wear comfortable walking shoes. Children must be well attended.

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Discover the flavours of Emilia

A journey of discovery of Emilia Romagna through its famous flavours: balsamic vinegar, Modena ham, Parmigiano Reggiano (parmesan cheese), wines of the Bolognese hills.  This special tour will take you to local farms, factories and vineyards, where you’ll hear the stories of the regional culinary tradition, rife with loving passion for quality and excellence. And, of course, you will taste the fruits of that tradition!     Schedule: 7:00am pick-up from your accomodation in the city center or in front of the Burger King of Bologna Centrale train station (Piazza Medaglie d'Oro, 6) in a confortable air conditioned minivan. Visit of a Parmigiano Reggiano cheese factory + Breakfast of Champions with coffee and Parmigiano Cheese Tastings. Visit of an Aceto Balsamico di Modena D.O.P producer + tasting of 12 years old balsamic vinegar and 25 years old balsamic vinegar. Visit of a Prosciutto di Modena D.O.P. factory + tasting of prosciutto with wine. Italian family style multi course lunch with wine pairing and a LOT OF FUN!!! 5:30pm estimated time of arrival in Bologna   Included: Transfer in comfortable minivan with English-speaking driver Guided tour of the farms which produce ham, Parmigiano cheese, balsamic vinegar and wine and food tasting Kit visitors and breakfast inside the Parmigiano Reggiano factory  Multi-course lunch with drinks   Rate: Single price: €160,00 p/person The sales of the services is managed by Bologna Welcome Incoming Travel Agency Cancellation policy: If you cancel 48 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.

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At home with the Cesarine: lunch or dinner and show cooking in Bologna

Enjoy a delicious three-hour experience with the Cesarine, global ambassadors of the Bologna culinary tradition. An exclusive show-cooking experience to discover the secrets of the most famous local dishes after which you will savour a menu paired with a selection of local winesto experience the warm Emilian hospitality to the fullest.   Meeting point: The complete address will be provided after booking   Included: Local tax Show cooking 4-course lunch or dinner Drinks (water, wine and coffee)   Not included: Transfer available upon request at an extra cost    Rate: Full price: € 85,00 p/person* Reduced price: € 42,50 p/person (children 4-8 years old) Free for under 4  *2 people min. 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 experience, there is no cancellation fee.  If you cancel later, you will be charged the entire price of the tour.   INFORMATION AND RESERVATIONS: In order to provide a truly memorable experience, you will be asked the following after booking: - if you prefer lunch or dinner - if you have any food allergies or intolerances

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At Cesarina's home: lunch or dinner and cooking class in Bologna

Improve your culinary skills with an engaging cooking lesson with the Cesarine, guardians of the Bologna culinary heritage. A journey through flavour to discover all the secrets of the local cuisine, enjoying the great traditional dishes you will be making with your own hands. Immerse yourself in a welcoming homely atmosphere and sip some excellent wine paired off with three authentic Bologna recipes.    Meeting point: The complete address will be provided after booking   Included: Local tax Cooking class Tasting of the 3 recipes prepared during the class Drinks (water and a glass of wine) Not included: Transfer available upon request at an extra cost   Rate: Full price: € 145,00 p/person Reduced price: € 72,50 p/person (children 4-8 years old) Free for under 4  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 experience, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel later, you will be charged the entire price of the tour.   Note: In order to provide a truly memorable experience, you will be asked the following after booking: - if you prefer the morning of afternoon class - if you have any food allergies or intolerances

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Tour of Teatro Comunale di Bologna

From August 6th 2021, to access the "Tour of Teatro Comunale di Bologna", it will be mandatory that visitors show their Green Pass (also "EU Digital COVID Certificate") QR Code, accompanied by a valid identity document. For more informations -> click here Discover the prestigious Teatro Comunale di Bologna on a one-hour guided tour of one of the most enchanting places of the “UNESCO Creative City of Music”. A local guide will illustrate the history of the theatre which is inextricably intertwined with that of the city. You will visit one of the oldest theatres in Italy with enchanting rooms where you can soak in the magic of the performing world such as foyer Rossini, the area below the stalls, Sala Bibiena, renowned for its perfect acoustics, and the stage, the secret place of every theatrical performance.   Meeting point: Teatro Comunale di Bologna Largo Respighi, 1 - 40126 Bologna  Included: Italian/English speaking specialised guide Entrance to the Teatro Comunale Rate: Full price: € 8,00 p/person Reduced price: €5,00 p/person (under 30; Card Cultura holders) 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.

Bologna Welcome Card EASY

Bologna Welcome Card EASY is the tourist card that helps you discover what’s best in the city easily and cost effectively. Choose the version that most suits your needs, buy it on-line or at tourist info points and start your experience. -> FROM AUGUST 6, IT WILL BE MANDATORY SHOW PERSONAL GREEN PASS WITH VALID IDENTITY DOCUMENT TO ACCESS TO SOME SERVICES INCLUDED IN BOLOGNA WELCOME CARDS. MORE INFO HERE <- Included in the Card: Entry ticket to the Musei Civici permanent collections: Museo Archeolo, MAMbo – Museo d’arte contemporanea, Museo Internazionale and Biblioteca della Musica, Museo Morandi; Entry ticket to Museo della Storia di Bologna in Palazzo Pepoli,  Collezione Tagliavini in San Colombano, Palazzo Favaand the Church of Santa Maria della Vita with the Compianto sculpture by Niccolò dall’Arca; Entry ticket to the Pinacoteca Nazionale di Bologna; Discover Bologna, guided walking tours of the city centre leaving every day from Bologna Welcome Access to the Asinelli tower, one of the city’s symbols Price: €25,00 p/person What are the advantages? The more you experience, the more you save! Save up to € 53 with Bologna Welcome Card EASY. How do Bologna Welcome Cards EASY / PLUS work? Check the opening times of the attractions and services, book them if required and show your Bologna Welcome Card to the staff at the entrance. Get to attractions slightly early. How long do Bologna Welcome Cards last? From 1 august 2021, the Bologna Welcome Card Easy and Plus are valid for 15 days from the activation date. Cards issued by 31/07 will be valid for 365 days. In addition, we'd like to remind you that you can only use the Card once per service and that it will remain valid until all services have run out and for 15 days after its activation. Check the opening times of the museums included Check the starting times of the Discover Bologna guided tour (No booking needed with BW Card, just show up 10 min. before departing time inside Bologna Welcome tourist office, Piazza Maggiore 1/E) Check the opening times of the Asinelli Tower where reservation is mandatory. You will have more information once you have purchased the Bologna Welcome Card. and also... Check our top-selling tours and get your 10% discount Check the affiliated dealers list with Bologna Welcome Card

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