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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
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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
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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
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
Hi I'm Gabriele, proudly born and raised in Bologna. If it's true that the place where we are born says so much about us, then Bologna and generally my region Emilia Romagna represent my best business card. I love good food, good company, and traditions, but at the same time I'm a curious globetrotter. This last aspect has led me to explore different cultures, languages, and countries: I lived in Estonia, Spain, Germany, and Canada at different stages of my life. Of every place, I keep unique memories; this is because I have been fortunate enough to share my experiences with locals, and I know how this aspect can make a holiday unique. After many years living abroad, I returned home with a newfound appreciation of the place I'm from. Follow along as I explore, with fresh eyes, my hometown and surrounding region of Emilia-Romagna. Bologna has a lot to offer: delicious food, history, and a vibrant cultural scene. It is the proud homeland of tortellini, tagliatelle, mortadella, Ducati and Lamborghini. A varied city dotted with medieval towers, stunning churches and significant works of art, but also beautiful natural landscapes. With me, you can discover the original charm and lively character of this fascinating city, get insider stories and discover hidden gems!
Gabriele Is Great For
Bar lovers, Budget travellers, First time visitors, Foodies, High-end travellers, Hip / Trendy scene, New residents, Off the beaten-path, Senior travellers, Solo travellers
English, Spanish, Italian
Hallo! I'm a student of history of art and I'm glad to show you the most beautiful part of my city! I want to share with you a beautiful experience here, not only to visit museums and monuments but to spend an amazing time in my Bologna. I'm really easy-going and art-lover and I love to spend the time to drink, eat and talk with other people! We can also walk to San Luca, a beautiful church with 4 Kilometers arcades, or to reach the most famous view of the city. We can also hang around Bologna with a bicycle or walk to see the city by night! Hallo Freunde! Ich bin eine Studentin in Kunstgeschichte. Ich habe fuer drei Jahre hier in Bologna gelebt und jetzt studiere ich hier in meinem Master. Ich bin sehr froh mit dir meine Stadt besichtigen, aber auch erfahren, wie schoen diese Studenten-Stadt ist! Wir haben die alteste Universitaet in der ganzen Welt, sodass auch viele Studenten von der ganzen Welt! Ich esse un trinke auch gerne mit euch, um alle Spezialitaten zu probieren. Schreib mir bald!
Ottavia Is Great For
Bar lovers, Budget travellers, Disabled travellers, First time visitors, Foodies, High-end travellers, New residents, Partying & clubbing, Senior travellers, Solo travellers, Travellers with babies, Travellers with kids, Travellers with teenagers
English, Italian, German
Hi! I'm an albanian student of Medicine (second year now) in Bologna and I would be really excited and pleased to be your host, giving you the opportunity to experience the best this marvellous city has to offer! I've always been interested in knowing new cultures and traditions, learning about their history and other interesting curiosities (that's why I read a lot during my free time!!) so I would make sure to provide you a funny, unforgettable experience showing you the true magical hidden corners apart from the typical spots. I speak fluently German (during high school I've been chosen to be part of the Albanian - German department where I had the possibility to study the German language intensively, as well as other German subjects with German teachers), French and Italian apart from English (all certified : respectively DSD II -C1 niveau, DELF B2, CELI 3 - B2, TOEFL B2). I'm looking forward to having a great time with you exploring the city!
Elma Is Great For
Budget travellers, First time visitors, Halal food, High-end travellers, New residents, Off the beaten-path, Senior travellers, Solo travellers, Travellers with kids, Travellers with teenagers
English, French, Italian, German, Albanian
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
English, Arabic, Italian
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