Discover Bologna's best kept secrets
Discover Bologna's best kept secrets
Discover Bologna's best kept secrets
Discover Bologna's best kept secrets
Discover Bologna's best kept secrets
Discover Bologna's best kept secrets
Discover Bologna's best kept secrets
Discover Bologna's best kept secrets
Discover Bologna's best kept secrets

Discover Bologna's best kept secrets

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

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  • Private &
    personalized

  • 3 hours

  • From
    $36.73  USD
    per person
    based on 8 adults

  • Walking

  • Multiple languages available
    (including English)

What you'll do

Ssshh! Your local host is whispering some of Bologna’s best-kept secrets in your ear, because this city has more sides than your guidebook knows exist. You may have heard of the historic canals of Bologna, but did you know that one of the few remaining sections - Canale delle Moline, hidden by colored terraced houses - can be seen through a small, secret window on via Piella? You’ll explore the gritty, urban streets of Bolognina, a multi-cultural district with impressive street art, relaxed restaurants, and alternative rock music scene. Back in the city center, the famous Fountain of Neptune statue is a popular attraction – but can you spot the piece that inspired the Maserati logo (and a rather, er, risqué optical illusion)?

Where you’ll go

Central Bologna’s historic cobbled streets might be a hive of activity, but taking a road (or two) less traveled creates an entirely new perspective on the city. You’ll save the well-trodden portici-arched paths for another day as you follow your local host through the lesser-known central neighborhoods. Just around the corner from the famous Basilica di San Petronio, the Archiginnasio of Bologna is less crowded, and east in the Cirenaica neighborhood, an eclectic melting pot of bohemians and refugees, you’ll see a totally different side to the city. For a spectacular sunset view before a quick aperitivo at your host’s favorite local haunt, the quiet hilltop park of Villa Ghigi two miles south of the city center is unparalleled.

  • Discover Bologna's best kept secrets
  • Discover Bologna's best kept secrets
  • Join a local host and discover the Bologna you definitely won’t find in a guidebook

  • Explore the off-the-beaten-path neighborhoods of Bolognina and Cirenaica, and the unique venues they house

  • See a famous local landmark that has a couple of hidden secrets of its own

  • See your host’s favorite haunts – the ones only locals would know about

  • Over a glass of wine, get tips from your local insider for other unique places to visit 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 it works

  • 1

    Tell us about you!

    Once you book, fill in a quick questionnaire and tell us what you’d like from your experience.
    Tell us about you!
  • 2

    We introduce you to your perfect local

    Build your perfect tour and experience together
    We match you with a host
  • 3

    The best part!

    Experience the city like you would with a knowledgeable friend living there
    The best part!

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