THE CITY WITH 3 NICKNAMES – private Walking tour in Bologna


Duration: 3 Hours


Get acquainted with Bologna, discover its culture through its monuments and tasty cuisine, its friendly athmosphere and welcoming tradition, walk under its 40 km arcades – Unesco heritage – and find out why it’s called “la grassa, la dotta, la rossa”

Activity details

MEETING TIME 09.00 am or 10.00 am – also PM

PIAZZA MAGGIORE Bologna’s Piazza Maggiore began as the “platea communis”, the place where people gathered and the market was held. It was one of the most important urban projects in Medieval Bologna, built to give prominence to the seat of city government and create a place for the market

THE 2 TOWERS  Both of them leaning, are the symbol of the city and the most prominent of the Towers of Bologna. They are located at the intersection of the roads that lead to the five gates of the old ring wall (mura dei torresotti). The taller one is called the Asinelli while the smaller but more leaning tower is called the Garisenda. Their names derive from the families which are traditionally credited with having constructed the towers between 1109 and 1119.

PRENDIPARTE TOWER The tower has 11 floors and a rooftop terrace. The first three levels consist of the living room, the bedroom loft and bathroom, and the kitchen/dining room. The name Prendiparte, which means “take sides,” refers to the powerful Bolognese family that built the tower in the 12th century to serve as a military post both for defense and attack (the Prendiparte were on the Pope’s side during the time when the town was divided between those who wanted independence from the Catholic Church and those who wanted to remain under its rule).

THE CANAL  Bologna’s canals aren’t nearly as famous, possibly because many of them were covered, and later, roads and buildings were built over them, leaving most of these medieval channels hidden from view

At the end of the tour you will take a walk back to your hotel or else hang out in the city center

Starting from 260€ 
Contact us for more info about pricing

The costs above are for 1 english speaking guide for the duration of the tour.
They don’t include entrance tickets, lunk, drinks nor gratuities
Prices van vary according to the month and availability.

RomePrivateExcursions offers a very flexible cancellation policy, in case of arrival problems due to COVID, we are willing to offer a 100% refund.

  • Visit the most important sites of central Bologna
  • English Speaking walking guide
  • Your guide will meet your at your accommodation and you will start the tour from there. Likely public transportation to and from the sites included in the tour will be on you.
  • No skip the line tickets needed

Your guide will meet your at your accommodation in town and together you will start the tour. If public transportation is required, the cost will be on you!

No deposit required!

We accept payments in Traveler Cheques in Euro or USD. If you want to pay in USD we will calculate the accurate total, by using the stock exchange conversion rate Euro/USD of the day before the tour/transfer increased by 7 cents. We also accept credit card payments (Visa and MasterCard – No American Express) at the time of the booking, or at the end of each tour/transfer. Please note that if payments are operated with credit cards the total cost of the tour will be increased by 10 %.

We do not accept payments via credit card for amounts below 350 euros. If the payment is made with a credit card at the end of the tour/transfer you will be required to sign an one time payment authorization form, provided by us. If payment is made with a wire transfer the total cost will be increased by 10 %. If you decide to pay in cash you will be asked to pay your driver at the beginning or at the end of the tour/transfer. The Total will be indicated in your final contract.

If you want to pay in USD we will calculate the accurate total, by using the stock exchange conversion rate Euro/USD of the day before the tour/transfer increased by 7 cents
Tickets to the Vatican and the Colosseum can be pre-purchased through us and the day of the tour your driver will hand them to you for a better and more efficient service.

Please note that the Colosseum tickets and the Vatican tickets are not refundable, beyond the terms stated, not even in case of the cancellation of your trip.



On these tours you will be on foot only with a walking guide and not with a private driver, who will meet your at your accommodation and will spend 3 hours with your guide

Not included:

  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • TICKETS: no tickets needed here
  • BAGPACKS: you can carry them on the tour
  • You might be entering religious places so knees and shoulders must be covered
  • Walking: intense – 3 hours on foot