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
Vetted Locals
We handpick and interview all our Local hosts to ensure they meet our strict acceptance criteria
Local Insights
Our Local hosts know their city very well and can share insights, tips and stories that a guidebook can't
100% Personalised
No cookie-cutter tours. Our Local hosts plan experiences around what you want to see and do.
Real Authenticity
Our Locals host visitors in their spare time because they love sharing their city and meeting new people.

About me

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: – – I'm also interested in graphic design and web design as well for I work as a freelance, here you can see my works: – 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.


English, Italian

My Interests

Composing / Playing music, Eating good food, Watching movies, Travelling as much as I can, Jogging / Biking

Total: EUR
per adult

How it works

find and book

Find and book an experience or browse our Locals' profiles and book your favourite Local Host directly

tell us about you

Tell us about you, your personality and passions, the places and things you want to see and the type of experience you are after

chat & plan

We'll assign the best Local Host for you (if you didn't book one directly) and your Host will be in touch to plan a personalised experience for you

explore together

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

My most exciting things to do in Bologna

Have a walk in the city center, play music in the street, jog in a park, go to traditional restaurants, enjoy live music gigs and concert, exploring the town on a bicycle, spend some time in the main library, shop at the old markets, have aperitifs with friends.


Yunna | Bologna

Claudio | Bologna

Review by: Yunna T
September 2017

Could not have had a better trip on our own

We decided to meet Claudio on the day we arrived in Bologna and it was the best decision we made. We learned to navigate the city, heard about the amazing history of the place, found a few facts we would have never known about and he even gave us a list of places to eat breakfast, lunch and dinner, many of which we tried and were amazed by how good they were. A little pasta place which had a long queue of locals but was hard to understand how it worked so if we'd gone past it we never would have tried it and it would have been a real shame as it was amazing!! Claudio was great with our 2 year old and we even met him for aperitivos the following evening as we became friends. I look forward to meeting him again!

Viviana | Bologna

Claudio | Bologna

Review by: Viviana A
May 2017

Claudio is the best

I was a bit skeptical at first as my partner does not like any kind of guide and he's very shy and reserved. However, I didn't need to worry because Claudio is very nice, sociable and easygoing. Following our hints about what we like and what we don't, he crafted the perfect experience for us. We had just 2 hours but it felt right for our needs. He also left us a mini guide with some addresses for food, shopping etc that we religiously used as a reference for the rest of our trip!

Magda | Bologna

Claudio | Bologna

Review by: Magda P
December 2016


You can tell immediately that Claudio loves Bologna and knows the city like the back of his hand. He's the loveliest guide, with many stories to tell but also a true interest in you and what you'd like to see/experience in the city. Ask for restaurant/bar recommendations for an authentic Bologna experience. I can't imagine anyone possibly being disappointed with food in Bologna (at least if you follow Claudio's recommendations). It was definitely one of the highlights of my trip!

Tilda | Bologna

Claudio | Bologna

Review by: Tilda N
December 2016

Bologna off the beaten path

My boyfriend and I were on a road trip in Italy and decided last minute to stop in Bologna for 2 days. It was such a great idea! Claudio was amazing! He took us to Bolognina, which he told us is the up and coming, funky neighbourhood in Bologna. Thanks to him we discovered many arty spots, street art and quirky things, on the way he pointed at restaurants and wine bars which looked excellent. we would have never found these on our own! We now love Bologna and will defo go back to meet Claudio!

How many hours should you book?

Following is a brief guide to help you decide how many hours to book your Local Host for

1 hr
Perfect for advice or a short exploration
  • Meet your Local Host for a coffee anywhere in the city or at your hotel and get advice on things to do and see during your stay
  • Explore a small area or street of the city to get insider insights and advice from your Local Host
2 hr
Perfect for exploring a small area of the city
  • Explore a mainstream area of the city to see the main tourist sites but also to discover hidden gems that most tourists miss
  • Discover an "off the beaten path" area of the city loved by locals and get a feel for what makes the city so special
3 hr
-4 hr
Perfect for exploring a larger area of the city or an in-depth discovery of smaller area
  • Visit some of the main tourist sites, get insider insights from your Local Host and discover hidden gems along the way
  • Focus on a specific neighbourhood or larger area of the city, discover its streets and places locals frequent and get a real insight into what really makes the city beat
  • Explore an area of the city that offers interesting things to see and do day and night and stop for a drink at some of the best bars along the way
  • Visit a child friendly area of the city and have time for the kids to run around and explore any interesting shops and attractions. Get advice from your Local Host on child friendly places to eat and visit during your stay
5 hr
-6 hr
Perfect for exploring 2 or 3 areas of the city
  • See all or most of the main tourist sites in different locations of the city, stop for a drink or quick lunch at a cafe or restaurant recommended by your Local Host and based on what you like, get insider insights and discover hidden gems along the way
  • Mix it! Visit some of the main tourist sites and then go off to explore an off the beaten path neighbourhood loved by locals. Stop for a drink or quick lunch along the way
  • Choose a theme such as food discovery, best markets, vintage shopping, music scene, trendy scene, history, art etc and let your Local Host plan an outing across several areas of the city covering the best of your chosen theme
7 hr
-8+ hr
Perfect for spending a day experiencing the best of what the city has to offer based on your interests
  • Give your Local Host a list of all the places you want to visit and things you want to do and let him/her plan an outing that makes the most of your time including organising tickets to attractions etc.
  • See all the main tourist sites in different locations of the city, stop for lunch at a cafe or restaurant recommended by your Local Host, have time to pop into any shops, galleries or places of interest along the way, get insider insights and discover hidden gems
  • Mix it! Visit the main tourist sites and then go off to explore one or more off the beaten path neighbourhoods loved by locals. Stop for lunch or dinner and drinks along the way