• Experience Bologna With A Local Book a like-minded Local Host to explore Bologna together and experience the best of the city based on your interests
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  • Experience Bologna With A Local Ditch the guidebook. Our Local Hosts will show you the best of the Bologna you want to experience.
Bologna Experiences
100% private and personalised to what you want to see and do
Do Bologna like a local
Get advice or be shown around by a like-minded Local host
Money back guarantee
We'll refund your money if you're not happy with your experience
Kids go free
Kids up to 15 years old go free

How it works

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Find and book an experience to explore an area or a theme with a Local Host

We'll assign a Local Host who will be in touch to personalise the experience to what you want to see and do

Meet up and explore your chosen area or theme together and experience the city through the eyes of a local

Find and book your favourite Local Host to explore the city together

Your Local Host will be in touch to design a fully personalised outing for you

Meet up and explore the city together. Experience the places, things and people that locals love and which make the city unique

Find and book a Local Host for an hour chat to get tips and advice

Agree a meeting time and place

Meet up for a coffee and get tips and advice on things to see and do during your visit

Our Local Hosts in Bologna

Select a Local Host and book them to just get advice or to see the city together

Not sure which Local to book? We know each of our Locals individually, so leave it to us to find the Local who best matches your interests, personality and requirements. Simply book below and we’ll be in touch within 24 hours to find out more about you so we can choose a like-minded Local who can create an experience in Bologna that you will love. Alternatively, contact us directly at bookings@cityunscripted.com to let us know the proposed details of your trip so we can find the perfect Local for you!

  • Your Perfect Local Is Great For

    Bar lovers, Budget travellers, Disabled travellers, First time visitors, Foodies, Halal food, High-end travellers, Hip / Trendy scene, LGBT scene, New residents, Off the beaten-path, Partying & clubbing, Senior travellers, Solo travellers, Travellers with babies, Travellers with kids, Travellers with teenagers, Vegans, Vegetarians

  • Languages

    English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Mandarin, Korean, Japanese, Hindi, Italian, German, Dutch, Any other

When I was 26 I left Bologna for London, then I lived a lot in Milan and a little bit in Berlin. At 39 I came back, with an open heart and a new thrill: I was really understanding, really seeing my town, I was ready for it, for deep diving into its beauty and for looking at it with an "insider/outsider" perspective. I realized how lucky I am to be surrounded by history, and I never take my "portici" for granted: whenever I walk by Piazza Maggiore at night, with the many golden lights in Palazzo D'accursio, or grocery shop in Via Peschierie vecchie between fish stalls and littler artisans' shops, or have a walk in Villa Ghigi with my red town just underneath, or watch an open air Fellini's movie for free in the heath of a July night, or just look at the funny "umarells" (local elderlies, mostly male, fascinated by any street work), I feel blessed. I also have a blog, called Flaneur in Bologna, where I share my "born again" passion for this lovely mini-mentropolis of mine. Oh: I'm 43, work as a journalist and love yoga, laughing, the Saturday Night Live and gelato.

  • Marina Is Great For

    Budget travellers, First time visitors, Foodies, High-end travellers, Hip / Trendy scene, New residents, Off the beaten-path, Solo travellers, Vegans, Vegetarians

  • Languages

    English, French, Italian

Hello folks! I'm Claudio, a 34 years old guy who has been living in Bologna for more than 13 years. So, what could I say about myself? Definitely that I'm really bad at introductions! :D Joking aside, I consider myself an easygoing and open minded person who likes to meet new people, I like to share different points of view about the world and learn about others life experiences! I play electric bass in a bossanova/samba trio and I also enjoy playing dj sets. If you're curious you can listen to some of the recordings here: www.soundcloud.com/barquinhoazul – www.mixcloud.com/eatacloudinla – I'm also interested in graphic design and web design as well for I work as a freelance, here you can see my works: www.claudionatale.com – The small things bring the most pleasure: Cooking pasta al forno from time to time on sunday mornings. Peeling and eating clementine tangerines having a stroll around my town and then smelling my hands. Pumping my bicycle's tires and then having a long and fast ride along the bicycle path. The taste of a cigarette while laying on the warm sand right after a good swim. Swimming into a deserted sea in a worm autumn's day. Feeling amazed (and perhaps a bit worried) while reading a book and finding my own believes and opinions about something matching perfectly with those of the author. The sound of a piano.

  • Claudio Is Great For

    Bar lovers, Budget travellers, First time visitors, Foodies, Halal food, High-end travellers, New residents, Off the beaten-path, Solo travellers, Travellers with babies, Travellers with kids, Travellers with teenagers, Vegans, Vegetarians

  • Languages

    English, Italian

I'm into many things but I enjoy silence and wandering too

  • Michele Is Great For

    Bar lovers, First time visitors, Hip / Trendy scene, LGBT scene, New residents, Off the beaten-path, Partying & clubbing, Solo travellers

  • Languages

    English, French

I'm a young guy, always worked. I study literature, in a private school. Won a scolarship for it- love Bologna and everyday trying to discover it. Worked as waiter in the centre. Interested in art.

  • Oussama Is Great For

    Bar lovers, Halal food, High-end travellers, Partying & clubbing, Solo travellers

  • Languages

    English, Arabic, Italian

I am an open person and like to meet other people. I live in Bologna since ever and just love my city. I speak English French and German fluently and Italian so I can help visitors to learn it. I know Bologna and would love to show and share it with visitors

  • Lorenza Is Great For

    Budget travellers, First time visitors, Foodies, New residents, Off the beaten-path, Senior travellers, Solo travellers

  • Languages

    English, French, Spanish, Italian, German

i'm Ilaria and i fell in love with Bologna 9 years ago when i came here for the university. I'm sociable, friendly and curious. I like to talk with people, discover their culture, history and learn from them. I like art, music, literature and photography. Usually, it's really easy be confortable with me. I would like to transmit my love for this city to anyone, talk about Bologna and its citizens, its food, music and history. Bologna has always been a generous, welcoming and full of history city, i will try to make you feel like home bringing you in the most typical places and show you how wonderful and magical can be this city.

  • Ilaria Is Great For

    Bar lovers, First time visitors, Foodies, High-end travellers, Hip / Trendy scene, New residents, Off the beaten-path, Solo travellers, Vegans, Vegetarians

  • Languages

    English, French

Peace of mind

Trustworthy

Trustworthy

All our Local Hosts are friendly, knowledgeable and trustworthy

Interviewed

Interviewed

We meet and interview all our Local Hosts to ensure they meet our strict criteria

Insured

Insured

We have tour operator insurance to protect your peace of mind

Guaranteed

Guaranteed

We are so confident that you will love your experience that if you don't we will refund your money*