Hi, I’m Jon


Hi, I’m Jon

I’ve lived in Bologna for 37 years

I speak English, French, Spanish, Italian and some Russian, dutch and esperanto

I am Social Worker


Hey there! I'm Jon, your friendly local host in the heart of Bologna. What I love most about this enchanting city is its authenticity, from its cobbled streets to its historic landmarks. Dive into the city center with me, and let's explore the vibrant Santo Stefano to San Donato neighborhoods – my go-to for hidden gems. Foodie adventures? Count me in for a feast! I enjoy dining in typical restaurants that whisper tales of local flavors. Trust me, I know the city center like the back of my hand, ensuring you savor every bite in the most authentic spots. I'm your go-to source for traditions, local music, and the rich LGBTI history that colors our city. Let's explore the local museums and explore the captivating stories that make Bologna unique. So, whether you're a culture explorer or a foodie, join me in unlocking the best of Bologna. See you soon!

My knowledge & interests

Hosts expertise Food Hosts expertise Drinks Hosts expertise Shopping Hosts expertise Culture & customs
Street food Local cuisine Desserts Food markets Fine dining Unique & unusual foods Theater Art galleries & museums Street art Parks Gardens Scenic routes Wildlife Hikes Political history Economic history Social history Architectural history Religious history Cityscape photography Street photography Portrait photography Modern architecture Classical architecture Wine Third wave coffee Local beers Artisanal tea High-end fashion boutiques Vintage shops Street markets Handicrafts & souvenirs Traditional culture Popular culture Religious customs Lifestyle culture Rituals & ceremonial customs Alternative or underground culture Gourmet food Vegetarian food Vegan food Local speciality drinks Traditional drinks Sculpture Performance art Traditional art Folk art Art history Second-hand markets Specialty shops Bookstores Antique shops Landscape photography Wildlife photography Food photography Fashion photography Night photography Nature photography Post-modern architecture Baroque architecture Ethnic culture Classical music Pop music Jazz music Rock music Blues music Traditional music Country music Folk music Electronic music Hip-hop R&B Soul music Funk music Reggae Metal music Indie music ethnical LGBTI

Experiences I love to host