Kickstart your trip to Bologna

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

(24 reviews)

  • Private &

  • 2 hours

  • From
    €30.00  EUR
    per person
    based on 8 adults

  • Walking

  • Multiple languages available
    (including English)

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!

  • 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

This experience will be personalized to you!

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)

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.

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.

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Reviews for this experience

Private stroll through the old town

Claudia led a very informative tour and was most adaptive to those in our group with impaired walking abilities.

October 2019

Reviewed by Willy H , hosted by Claudia

Great intro to Bologna

We had a great time with Gabriele walking around Bologna this week. Gabriele clearly knows and loves his city and it was a pleasure to learn from him. It felt very easy to get along and we got to see so much in so little time without having to waste time in crowded spots.

September 2019

Reviewed by Emma F , hosted by Gabriele


Giacomo was terrific as a guide of Bologna. He was personable, friendly, knowledgeable. A very special 2 hour tour and way to remember the wonderful Italian city of Bologna!

August 2019

Reviewed by Anne H , hosted by Giacomo

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