Bologna
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This northern Italian city combines rich local cuisine, iconic luxury cars, and stunning towers and porticoes.

Our most recommended things to do in Bologna

Bologna: City Center Walking Tour

Bologna: City Center Walking Tour

Take a classic walking tour through the streets of the Bologna city center. With this guided tour, discover the history of Bologna and its major cultural attractions. Make stops at the Asinelli tower, Neptune fountain, and the Basilica of San Petronio. Meet your guide and walk through the city streets admiring the architecture and discovering the most-famous cultural attraction. See the towers of Bologna and marvel at their height and significance. Then, stroll through the Quadrilatero Market, and learn important historical facts. Make a wish at the Neptune fountain and see if it comes true. Then, gaze at the Basilica of San Petronio, as your guide shares its story and welcomes you into the city of Bologna.

Bologna: Walking Food Tour with a Local Guide

Bologna: Walking Food Tour with a Local Guide

Go on a gastronomic journey with a local in Bologna and explore hidden gems that only locals know about. Taste cold cuts, different types of cheeses and wine, and discover what makes Italian cuisine special. Upon meeting your guide, experience what a local's daily life in Bologna is like. Start with a proper Italian breakfast in the best pasticceria in town, before moving on to purchase and try cold cuts, cheeses, and breads. You also get to taste some local wine. Then, walk through the old town center and hear some historical anecdotes about the city and its cuisine. Try two iconic homemade pasta in a classical Osteria Bolognese, paired with local wine, along with a surprise local dish. Conclude your gastronomic journey with the best gelato in town.

Bologna: Self-Guided Highlights Scavenger Hunt and Tour

Bologna: Self-Guided Highlights Scavenger Hunt and Tour

Get to know Bologna at your own pace on this interactive scavenger hunt walking tour that is played on your phone. Decipher riddles, interact with the most important attractions of the city, and unlock interesting facts and legends. Enjoy an ideal outdoor activity for first time visitors, couples, groups, families, and children which can be used as a great team-building activity. Solve puzzles outside of ten Bologna attractions. Use clues at each attraction to find your next destination. Enjoy the challenge of using logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to complete the game. Feel the satisfaction of solving each riddle. At each stop, learn about the attraction and solve a location-based riddle that can only be solved if you reach the specific location. Use logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to unlock the correct code and reveal the next destination of the city sightseeing game. Have the freedom to pause or resume the tour whenever you want. Admire the city at your own pace. Uncover interesting information and facts about the city. Snap as many pictures as you want.  You can start playing anytime, the schedule is indicative. Start your tour at Towers of Bologna. Visit the Biblioteca Salaborsa with its unique archives. Photograph the municipal complex of Palazzo d'Accursio and the chapel and admire the Santuario di Santa Maria della Vita with its original Gothic style and lifelike sculptures. Then head to the Salina Palace and Osteria Le Sette Chiese for some unbeatable photo opportunities. Admire the beautiful Piazza Minghetti and the interior of Basilica di San Domenico. The small but miraculous Oratorio dello Spirito Santo is well worth your time, and the icing on the cake is the Church of the Holy Savior.

From Bologna: Roundtrip San Luca Train Ticket & Food Tasting

From Bologna: Roundtrip San Luca Train Ticket & Food Tasting

The Basilica of San Luca is one of the symbols of the city of Bologna. Situated on the Monte Guardia, the Sanctuary connects to the city center through the longest continuous portico in the world, made up of 666 arcades. At the meeting point, you'll receive a map and a timetable of the return train, which is available every 45 minutes. You’ll also receive a voucher for the food tasting.  This tour departs every day and will help you discover the city from aboard the San Luca Express train, where the audio guides, available in 8 languages, will tell you about the city until your arrival at the Basilica of San Luca. Here, you can visit the Basilica at your own pace and decide what time to return by consulting the schedules on the map. On board, you will find a member of staff who'll welcome you and provide any information you may require. When you return, you will get to taste typical products in one of the historical markets.

Bologna: Red Bus City Tour and Local Food Tasting

Bologna: Red Bus City Tour and Local Food Tasting

Discover Bologna in comfort via an open top bus, enabling you to admire and photograph all the major attractions of the city.  Upon arriving at the meeting point, staff will welcome you onboard. Choose from an audioguide available in 10 different languages to learn more about the specific landmarks as well as the general history of the city. You will then journey across the city, capturing views of some of the most famous points of interest. Hop on and off at your leisure at some popular spots such as: • Basilica San Petronio • Palazzo dei Notai • Palazzo Comunale • Palazzo di Re Enzo • Palazzo del Podestà, • Tower of Asinelli and Garisenda • Museo Civico Archeologico • Archiginnasio • Palazzo Bevilacqua • Porta Saragozza • Palazzo Bentivoglio • Fontana del Nettuno • Teatro Comunale. After the tour, enjoy a food tour in a historical market in Bologna, where you will try local delicacies.

Bologna: Lamborghini Museum Entrance Ticket

Bologna: Lamborghini Museum Entrance Ticket

Explore the history, of Lamborghini, its iconic models, and tours of the production lines inside the Automobili Lamborghini Museum. See the products of 60 years of innovation that are projecting Lamborghini into the future. Experience the history of Lamborghini, from the first visionary creations of the genius of Ferruccio Lamborghini, such as the Miura and the Countach. Learn about the more recent and exclusive super sports cars like the Huracán Performante, the Aventador SVJ, and the few-offs Centenario, Sesto Elemento, and Veneno, to arrive today with the first Lamborghinis with hybrid technology, the Sian and Countach LPI 800-4.

Bologna/Maranello: Lamborghini & Ferrari Museum Entry Ticket

Bologna/Maranello: Lamborghini & Ferrari Museum Entry Ticket

Get a 2-in-1 combo ticket to the Maranello Ferrari Museum and Lamborghini Museum. Immerse yourself in the past and present of Ferrari and Lamborghini and admire a wide collection of cars on display. During your trip to Maranello discover the museum that is home to one of the most prestigious brands in the world, Ferrari. If you are passionate about engines or simply want to discover the gold standard of Italian excellence, take this exciting opportunity in the “land of reds.” In Bologna, uncover 60 years of innovation projecting Lamborghini into the future through iconic models and tours of the production lines inside the Lamborghini Museum. Enjoy an interactive experience provided by the driving simulator that amplifies the discovery of the vehicles on display. See the first visionary creations of Ferruccio Lamborghini, like the Miura and the Countach, followed by the recent super sports cars like the Huracán Performante, the Aventador SVJ, and the few-offs Centenario, Sesto Elemento, and Veneno, to the first hybrid cars of Sian and Countach LPI 800-4.

Bologna: Marconi Airport Bus Transfer to/from Florence City

Bologna: Marconi Airport Bus Transfer to/from Florence City

Avoid the hassle of public transport before or after your airplane journey. Sit back and relax aboard an air-conditioned Appennino Shuttle with extra legroom as you are taken to the airport or Piazzale Montelungo in Florence city center. Benefit from helpful staff who will assist you. Choose a 1-way shuttle service to or from the airport. Be greeted by staff who will wait for you to board the bus. Hop on board and have your luggage safely stowed away. Relax on a modern air-conditioned bus and enjoy the view of the Tuscany region. Arrive at Bologna airport or Florence city center.

Stay Hungry Stay Bologna

Stay Hungry Stay Bologna

FOLLOW my IG @stayhungrystaybologna to see more pics about class and TEXT ME to get a bottle of wine as GIFT from my personal collection to take home with you! LISTED IN TOP 50 WORLD'S EXPERIENCE IN 2023 on TripAd !! Meal will be served in my cozy living room with a relaxing candle's light athosphere at night and jazz music in backgorund Air conditioning in all apt for complete relax Summer Classes (august 4th-sept 4th) meal will be served in my beautiful garden, nice shade and breeze We will start with a Aperitivo with a glass of wine and my HOMEMADE PIZZA very tasty! As main course YOU will learn how to make 3 DIFFERENT KINDS OF PASTA typical of town Tortelloni Tagliatelle Maccheroni COOKED WITH TWO SAUCES: Ragu' (Bolognaise sauce) Fresh cherry tomato sauce and basil You will turn a simple egg into a real dish starting from the scratch. YOU will make the dough manually and I teach you all the chef's secrets During meal, I'll offer a relaxing wine tasting, guiding through some of the best italian grapes. You learn about the story behind each bottle and producer and how to match the perfect wine for the right food. A very accurate selection of the BEST grapes of italy you can CHOOSE from: sangiovese, merlot, chianti, pinot grey, chardonnay from organic italian producers UNLIMITED WINE is included, we can open whatever bottles you like :) Vegetarian Menu' 100% possible, all organic veggies DESSERT: Best TIRAMISU of your life I promise! my grandma recipe that we pass on by generations in my family since 80 years..! Super creamy and tasty! I got a nice and cute little red cat in the house names Ragu' :)

Bologna: 3-Hour Secret Food Tour

Bologna: 3-Hour Secret Food Tour

n our Secret Food Tour: Bologna, we'll provide you with an unforgettable taste experience. We'll take you to a small trattoria to sample the traditional Ragù alla Bolognese (Bolognese sauce), sample and learn why the authentic Parmigiano Reggiano is so special, sip 8-12-24 year-old balsamic vinegar from Modena, enjoy a carefully selected Charcuterie sampler from Emilia-Romagna and enjoy homemade, fresh pasta is created by Bologna's very own sfogline (pasta-makers). We'll start with a traditional welcoming sweet. Then, we'll visit one of the oldest Salumeria of the city to learn more about the local meat products and the famous pastas. You'll enjoy: Parmigiano Reggiano, Prosciutto di Parma, Mortadella di Bologna and many more regional cold cuts in the oldest Osteria in the world with a glass of our local wine. Next we have planned a taste of fresh, handmade pasta made just for us at a local Trattoria, always with a glass of local wine. Then we will visit the main local food market, called Quadrilatero, and we'll enjoy a tasting of different types of balsamic vinegar from Modena (8-12-25 years of aging) to discover how this amazing tradition is still deeply rooted in this region. And to end the tour on a sweet note, we will finish our culinary adventure with a traditional artisanal gelato, one of the best ones in the city. As with all our tours, there's our delicious Secret Dish.

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Our most recommended things to do in Bologna

Bologna: City Center Walking Tour

Bologna: City Center Walking Tour

Take a classic walking tour through the streets of the Bologna city center. With this guided tour, discover the history of Bologna and its major cultural attractions. Make stops at the Asinelli tower, Neptune fountain, and the Basilica of San Petronio. Meet your guide and walk through the city streets admiring the architecture and discovering the most-famous cultural attraction. See the towers of Bologna and marvel at their height and significance. Then, stroll through the Quadrilatero Market, and learn important historical facts. Make a wish at the Neptune fountain and see if it comes true. Then, gaze at the Basilica of San Petronio, as your guide shares its story and welcomes you into the city of Bologna.

Bologna: Walking Food Tour with a Local Guide

Bologna: Walking Food Tour with a Local Guide

Go on a gastronomic journey with a local in Bologna and explore hidden gems that only locals know about. Taste cold cuts, different types of cheeses and wine, and discover what makes Italian cuisine special. Upon meeting your guide, experience what a local's daily life in Bologna is like. Start with a proper Italian breakfast in the best pasticceria in town, before moving on to purchase and try cold cuts, cheeses, and breads. You also get to taste some local wine. Then, walk through the old town center and hear some historical anecdotes about the city and its cuisine. Try two iconic homemade pasta in a classical Osteria Bolognese, paired with local wine, along with a surprise local dish. Conclude your gastronomic journey with the best gelato in town.

Bologna: Self-Guided Highlights Scavenger Hunt and Tour

Bologna: Self-Guided Highlights Scavenger Hunt and Tour

Get to know Bologna at your own pace on this interactive scavenger hunt walking tour that is played on your phone. Decipher riddles, interact with the most important attractions of the city, and unlock interesting facts and legends. Enjoy an ideal outdoor activity for first time visitors, couples, groups, families, and children which can be used as a great team-building activity. Solve puzzles outside of ten Bologna attractions. Use clues at each attraction to find your next destination. Enjoy the challenge of using logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to complete the game. Feel the satisfaction of solving each riddle. At each stop, learn about the attraction and solve a location-based riddle that can only be solved if you reach the specific location. Use logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to unlock the correct code and reveal the next destination of the city sightseeing game. Have the freedom to pause or resume the tour whenever you want. Admire the city at your own pace. Uncover interesting information and facts about the city. Snap as many pictures as you want.  You can start playing anytime, the schedule is indicative. Start your tour at Towers of Bologna. Visit the Biblioteca Salaborsa with its unique archives. Photograph the municipal complex of Palazzo d'Accursio and the chapel and admire the Santuario di Santa Maria della Vita with its original Gothic style and lifelike sculptures. Then head to the Salina Palace and Osteria Le Sette Chiese for some unbeatable photo opportunities. Admire the beautiful Piazza Minghetti and the interior of Basilica di San Domenico. The small but miraculous Oratorio dello Spirito Santo is well worth your time, and the icing on the cake is the Church of the Holy Savior.

From Bologna: Roundtrip San Luca Train Ticket & Food Tasting

From Bologna: Roundtrip San Luca Train Ticket & Food Tasting

The Basilica of San Luca is one of the symbols of the city of Bologna. Situated on the Monte Guardia, the Sanctuary connects to the city center through the longest continuous portico in the world, made up of 666 arcades. At the meeting point, you'll receive a map and a timetable of the return train, which is available every 45 minutes. You’ll also receive a voucher for the food tasting.  This tour departs every day and will help you discover the city from aboard the San Luca Express train, where the audio guides, available in 8 languages, will tell you about the city until your arrival at the Basilica of San Luca. Here, you can visit the Basilica at your own pace and decide what time to return by consulting the schedules on the map. On board, you will find a member of staff who'll welcome you and provide any information you may require. When you return, you will get to taste typical products in one of the historical markets.

Bologna: Red Bus City Tour and Local Food Tasting

Bologna: Red Bus City Tour and Local Food Tasting

Discover Bologna in comfort via an open top bus, enabling you to admire and photograph all the major attractions of the city.  Upon arriving at the meeting point, staff will welcome you onboard. Choose from an audioguide available in 10 different languages to learn more about the specific landmarks as well as the general history of the city. You will then journey across the city, capturing views of some of the most famous points of interest. Hop on and off at your leisure at some popular spots such as: • Basilica San Petronio • Palazzo dei Notai • Palazzo Comunale • Palazzo di Re Enzo • Palazzo del Podestà, • Tower of Asinelli and Garisenda • Museo Civico Archeologico • Archiginnasio • Palazzo Bevilacqua • Porta Saragozza • Palazzo Bentivoglio • Fontana del Nettuno • Teatro Comunale. After the tour, enjoy a food tour in a historical market in Bologna, where you will try local delicacies.

Bologna: Lamborghini Museum Entrance Ticket

Bologna: Lamborghini Museum Entrance Ticket

Explore the history, of Lamborghini, its iconic models, and tours of the production lines inside the Automobili Lamborghini Museum. See the products of 60 years of innovation that are projecting Lamborghini into the future. Experience the history of Lamborghini, from the first visionary creations of the genius of Ferruccio Lamborghini, such as the Miura and the Countach. Learn about the more recent and exclusive super sports cars like the Huracán Performante, the Aventador SVJ, and the few-offs Centenario, Sesto Elemento, and Veneno, to arrive today with the first Lamborghinis with hybrid technology, the Sian and Countach LPI 800-4.

Bologna/Maranello: Lamborghini & Ferrari Museum Entry Ticket

Bologna/Maranello: Lamborghini & Ferrari Museum Entry Ticket

Get a 2-in-1 combo ticket to the Maranello Ferrari Museum and Lamborghini Museum. Immerse yourself in the past and present of Ferrari and Lamborghini and admire a wide collection of cars on display. During your trip to Maranello discover the museum that is home to one of the most prestigious brands in the world, Ferrari. If you are passionate about engines or simply want to discover the gold standard of Italian excellence, take this exciting opportunity in the “land of reds.” In Bologna, uncover 60 years of innovation projecting Lamborghini into the future through iconic models and tours of the production lines inside the Lamborghini Museum. Enjoy an interactive experience provided by the driving simulator that amplifies the discovery of the vehicles on display. See the first visionary creations of Ferruccio Lamborghini, like the Miura and the Countach, followed by the recent super sports cars like the Huracán Performante, the Aventador SVJ, and the few-offs Centenario, Sesto Elemento, and Veneno, to the first hybrid cars of Sian and Countach LPI 800-4.

Bologna: Marconi Airport Bus Transfer to/from Florence City

Bologna: Marconi Airport Bus Transfer to/from Florence City

Avoid the hassle of public transport before or after your airplane journey. Sit back and relax aboard an air-conditioned Appennino Shuttle with extra legroom as you are taken to the airport or Piazzale Montelungo in Florence city center. Benefit from helpful staff who will assist you. Choose a 1-way shuttle service to or from the airport. Be greeted by staff who will wait for you to board the bus. Hop on board and have your luggage safely stowed away. Relax on a modern air-conditioned bus and enjoy the view of the Tuscany region. Arrive at Bologna airport or Florence city center.

Stay Hungry Stay Bologna

Stay Hungry Stay Bologna

FOLLOW my IG @stayhungrystaybologna to see more pics about class and TEXT ME to get a bottle of wine as GIFT from my personal collection to take home with you! LISTED IN TOP 50 WORLD'S EXPERIENCE IN 2023 on TripAd !! Meal will be served in my cozy living room with a relaxing candle's light athosphere at night and jazz music in backgorund Air conditioning in all apt for complete relax Summer Classes (august 4th-sept 4th) meal will be served in my beautiful garden, nice shade and breeze We will start with a Aperitivo with a glass of wine and my HOMEMADE PIZZA very tasty! As main course YOU will learn how to make 3 DIFFERENT KINDS OF PASTA typical of town Tortelloni Tagliatelle Maccheroni COOKED WITH TWO SAUCES: Ragu' (Bolognaise sauce) Fresh cherry tomato sauce and basil You will turn a simple egg into a real dish starting from the scratch. YOU will make the dough manually and I teach you all the chef's secrets During meal, I'll offer a relaxing wine tasting, guiding through some of the best italian grapes. You learn about the story behind each bottle and producer and how to match the perfect wine for the right food. A very accurate selection of the BEST grapes of italy you can CHOOSE from: sangiovese, merlot, chianti, pinot grey, chardonnay from organic italian producers UNLIMITED WINE is included, we can open whatever bottles you like :) Vegetarian Menu' 100% possible, all organic veggies DESSERT: Best TIRAMISU of your life I promise! my grandma recipe that we pass on by generations in my family since 80 years..! Super creamy and tasty! I got a nice and cute little red cat in the house names Ragu' :)

Bologna: 3-Hour Secret Food Tour

Bologna: 3-Hour Secret Food Tour

n our Secret Food Tour: Bologna, we'll provide you with an unforgettable taste experience. We'll take you to a small trattoria to sample the traditional Ragù alla Bolognese (Bolognese sauce), sample and learn why the authentic Parmigiano Reggiano is so special, sip 8-12-24 year-old balsamic vinegar from Modena, enjoy a carefully selected Charcuterie sampler from Emilia-Romagna and enjoy homemade, fresh pasta is created by Bologna's very own sfogline (pasta-makers). We'll start with a traditional welcoming sweet. Then, we'll visit one of the oldest Salumeria of the city to learn more about the local meat products and the famous pastas. You'll enjoy: Parmigiano Reggiano, Prosciutto di Parma, Mortadella di Bologna and many more regional cold cuts in the oldest Osteria in the world with a glass of our local wine. Next we have planned a taste of fresh, handmade pasta made just for us at a local Trattoria, always with a glass of local wine. Then we will visit the main local food market, called Quadrilatero, and we'll enjoy a tasting of different types of balsamic vinegar from Modena (8-12-25 years of aging) to discover how this amazing tradition is still deeply rooted in this region. And to end the tour on a sweet note, we will finish our culinary adventure with a traditional artisanal gelato, one of the best ones in the city. As with all our tours, there's our delicious Secret Dish.

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