Marina Nasi

Hello, I’m Marina.

I live in San Vitale.
I work in San Vitale.
I hang out in Santo Stefano, Quadrilatero, University.

About me

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.

  • Bologna, Italy
  • English, French, Italian
  • Bologna, Italy
  • English, French, Italian
About me

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.

My favourite thing to do

cinema Cineteca di Bologna is a landmark in movie restauration

My favourite HANGOUT

Santo Stefano

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Reviews for Marina

BOLOGNA, HALF DAY IN BOLOGNA WITH A LOCALMarina

5 average | 5 reviews

May 2019

Sehr gut!

Ich wurde sehr gut von Marina betreut, sie war sehr hilfsbereit !

Review by Roswitha S

BOLOGNA, KICKSTART YOUR TRIP TO BOLOGNAMarina

5 average | 5 reviews

April 2018

A great introduction to Bologna.

Marina was fun and interesting.

Review by Michael K

BOLOGNA, VEGAN FOOD EXPERIENCE IN BOLOGNA LA GRASSAMarina

5 average | 5 reviews

June 2017

Marina was amazing!

I requested an experience to see the university of Bologna and the science facilities. I travel a lot and take many tours, but Marina provided one of the best experiences I've ever had in Europe. I love being able to tailor a short discovery with such a personable and knowledgeable guide!!

Review by Leslie M T

BOLOGNA, MUST SEE BOLOGNA WITH A LOCALMarina

5 average | 5 reviews

May 2017

We enjoyed our walking experience very much.

Marina Showed us her favourite spots in Bologna. Unfortunately, some places could not be visited due to restoration works, which was not her fault. We enjoyed it very much.

Review by Peter T

BOLOGNA, MUST SEE BOLOGNA WITH A LOCALMarina

5 average | 5 reviews

April 2017

genuinely friendly local host

Marina helped us to enjoy our stay in Bologna even more, she understood what we were really looking for and showed us those places like the government building with the interesting steps, took us to her favourite gelato shop now which is our favorite, too ;) with her tips the two days we strolled through the city on our own became brighter.

Review by Esra K

Reviews for Bologna

BOLOGNA, ULTIMATE BOLOGNA FOOD EXPERIENCE

August 2019

Thank you!

I really enjoyed the tour!! Sofia's knowledge and patience made the tour delightful.

Review by William B

BOLOGNA, HALF DAY IN BOLOGNA WITH A LOCAL

August 2019

Bologna you want to know

We had a great time with Gabriele walking around the city and simply chatting. Plenty of interesting stories (e.g. what are Bologna's ties with water, how it built seven churches in one place not destroying anything etc.). We had interesting discussions with someone who knows and loves his city. Definitely recommend when you are in Bologna - Gabriele will add colors to this beautiful place.

Review by Rafal D

BOLOGNA, HALF DAY IN BOLOGNA WITH A LOCAL

July 2019

Bologna with Tour guide, Adele

I had a lovely day! Adèle was so nice and educated me on the culture and historical sights of Bologna. She was so sweet. Got some exercise by walking. Ate pizza and granitas. Saw many churches, towers, and a secret window. Adèle was quite helpful , as I attempted to converse with the local Italians. She was so kind to pick me up and take me back to my hotel. It was a wonderful experience!!

Review by Susan C

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