Bologna Theme Tour: the Oldest University in Europe

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2 hours
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What You'll Do
  • Listen the history of the oldest university of Europe
  • Admire the monuments of the most illustrious professors of the Middle ages in Piazza S. Domenico
  • See the 17th Century Anatomy Theater decorated with wooden sculptures related to Medicine
Overview
This is a truly unique tour which will take you to discover the history of the oldest university in Europe. Bologna's academic history dates back to the 11th century and is has the first university to be built in all of Europe.
What to Expect
Take advange of this tour lead by an expert guide to visit one of the most beautiful (and rich in history) cities in all of Italy. This is not a common tour though, but a particular theme tour to discover the history of Bologna as the city where the first university of Europe was built.

Bologna’s “Studium” or University was founded during the 11th century, being indeed the first university in Europe. You will see the monuments of the most illustrious professors of the Middle ages in Piazza S. Domenico and at the Museo Medievale (with their vivid bas-reliefs showing the professor teaching an audience of students).

You'll also walk to The Archiginnasio Palace, the Renaissance Palazzo seat of the schools from the 16th to the 19th century, and its 17th Century Anatomy Theater decorated with wooden sculptures related to Medicine.
What's Included
  • Tour led by an expert guide
What's Not Included
  • Food & drinks
  • Tickets for museums and other sites which require an entrance fee
Meeting Point

Piazza Maggiore, next to the main entrance (the biggest door) of the Basilica di San Petronio (the huge church in the square) (Open in Google Maps)

Know Before You Go
• Please note that this tour does not include entrance to sites which require an entrance fee
• The tour will take place even when it's raining. In the event of heavy rain, the tour may be cancelled and you will be given a full refund

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