Kickstart Your Trip To Bologna

Mapping out the city with gelato, prosecco and terracotta rooftops.

(21 reviews)

  • Private &

  • 2 hours

  • From
    €30.00  EUR per person based on 8 adults

  • Walking

  • Multiple languages available (including English)

What you’ll do

Oh Bologna, you saucy minx. Get it? Bolognese sauce… Ah, we hope you do, because bad jokes aside, you’ll spend a wonderful few hours with one of our local Bologna hosts getting yourself orientated in what many consider to be Italy’s food capital.

Bologna is somewhat off the beaten tourist track with Venice, Rome and Florence just a hop, skip and jump away, but its beauty lies in being so undiscovered.

Your host can’t wait to show you what makes this medieval stronghold so spectacular, and you will spend your time together strolling through the arcaded streets, known as porticos, ambling over piazzas, taking in some of the cities best known sites like the Two Towers and marvelling at the red roofs from your high vantage point (once you’ve climbed one of the towers) - all of which will help you map out the city.

Feel refreshed with some ice cold prosecco, or sip on a coffee in the elegant Piazza Santo Stefano.

Tell your local Bologna host what interests you, and they’ll be sure to fill you in on all the must-sees and hidden gems they feel you’ll love during your trip.

There can be no better way to kickstart your trip to Bologna!

Experience highlights

  • Spend a few hours with a host in Bologna and get to know the city in a way you’ll love - orientating yourself is crucial to having a fun, stress-free holiday

  • See Bologna’s iconic attractions as well as a few ‘off the beaten’ path spots your host recommends

  • Discover the highlights of the area or neighborhood you explore through the eyes of your host

  • Get advice from your host and ask any questions you might have about exploring the city

  • Familiarize yourself with the best ways to navigate the city

  • Don’t waste time getting to the parts of the city you most want to see

  • Chat to your host about life in Bologna and what it’s like to live there

Good to know

What’s included

  • Private and personalized experience
  • 2 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)

Meet-up point

  • Your hotel/apartment or any other central location

Cancellation policy

  • Cancel 7 days before the experience for a full refund

How it works

  • Tell us your preferences and book

    See an experience you like and book it. We will ask a few questions to build the right experience with you.

  • Just right for you

    We’ll pair you with the right host based on your personality and interests. Trust us, we know all our hosts personally.

  • The fun bit

    Spend time in the city with your carefullyselected host. You have an itinerary but it’s unscripted so it’s up to you and your host where you go and what you do.

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

If you prefer to speak to someone, feel free to send us your WhatsApp or cell number and we’ll give you a call back.

Reviews for this experience


5 average | 5 reviews

July 2019

Antonia was an excellent, friendly, and very knowledgeable guide

Thank you Antonia for this marvellous experience discovering the enchanting Bologna!

Review by Joa R


5 average | 5 reviews

June 2019

Excellent overview walk through the historic city center of Bologna.

Benedetta is a delightful and accommodating Host who knows Bologna well and enjoys sharing details about its fascinating history. After meeting us at our hotel, she took us on an informative stroll through the city center and made excellent suggestions for places to enjoy during the rest of our stay.

Review by Clifford D


4.9 average | 12 reviews

June 2019

Heel goed! Aanrader!

Fantastische gids, op tijd, spreekt perfect engels, aan onze wensen aangepaste rondleiding, vriendelijk en kent alle plekjes.

Review by Egidio H

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