Discover Bologna's best kept secrets

An urban oasis, a hipster’s paradise and a medieval district all walk into a bar...

(23 reviews)

  • Private &
    personalized

  • 3 hours

  • From
    €32.50  EUR
    per person
    based on 8 adults

  • Walking

  • Multiple languages available
    (including English)

Shh. It’s a secret. One of our Bologna hosts has agreed to show you the secret places in Bologna that are loved by its locals!

Follow them as they lead you through the labyrinth of cobbled stoned and portico-covered streets and reveal the best pieces of local street art, the coziest bars, most down-to-earth eateries and the city’s vibrant student culture.

Hear locals’ stories about the city’s gradual gentrification and what it might mean for them, visit an up and coming urban oasis, a hipster’s paradise and a historic neighborhood that still plays a major role in Bologna’s identity today.

By chatting to your host, you’ll learn about the city’s medieval history as you’re exposed to the best local produce, boutique shops, vintage markets and contemporary art galleries.

Your host will share their Bologna with you; one that is packed full of hidden gems, ancient secrets and unique venues!

  • Join a host and discover the Bologna you won’t find in a guidebook

  • Explore neighborhoods off the beaten path and the unique venues they house

  • See the real Bologna as your host reveals their world to you

  • Discover a lesser-known historic area that’s an important part of the city’s modern day heritage

  • Explore a neighborhood that's known for being a hipster's' paradise and browse its quirky stores

  • Get tips from your host about other unique places to explore in the city

This experience will be personalized to you!

What’s included

  • Private and personalized experience
  • 3 hours with a host
  • Walking experience (if required, your host can suggest public transport or private taxi options)
  • Hotel meet-up (available on request for central location)

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks
  • Tickets to any attractions
  • Transportation costs
  • Gratuities (optional)

Your hotel/apartment or any other central location

Cancel 7 days before the experience for a full refund

How does it work?

  • 1 Tell us about you!

    Tell us about you!

    Once you book, fill in a quick questionnaire and tell us what you’d like from your experience.
  • 2 We match you with a host

    We introduce you to your perfect local

    Build your perfect experience together
  • 3 The best part!

    The best part!

    Experience the city like you would with a knowledgeable friend living there

If you’re unsure about what experience to book or would like more information on how it all works, just email me here. I or someone from our Customer Experience Team will get in touch so we can suggest the perfect personalized experience for you.

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Reviews for this experience

Discover Bologna

Our guide, Erika, took us on a walking tour of Bologna. Although we had previously visited Bologna, she showed us places we wouldn’t have discovered on our own. Walking through the city with a local resident is much more enjoyable than trying to navigate on your own. Erika was very knowledgeable and an excellent guide!!

November 2019

Reviewed by Peter S , hosted by Erika

What a great time

Elisabeth gave us a great tour of Bologna, giving us a view of Bologna that we would not have otherwise had. Plus she was a very interesting person herself and fun to be with. We have already taken advantage of things to eat and places to visit that Elisabeth told us about. Thanks so much Elisabeth!

October 2019

Reviewed by Jay F , hosted by Elisabeth

Highlight of our Bologna Visit

Claudia showed us parts of the city we would have never seen. She has a lot of knowledge about the history and recommended the best restaurants, ice cream stores, etc. She even made us an appointment at one of the best restaurants for lunch.

September 2019

Reviewed by Christina M , hosted by Claudia

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