Full Day In Bologna With A Local

Le Due Torri, medieval frescoes, piazzas and prosecco.

  • Private &

  • 8 hours

  • From
    €45.00  EUR
    per person
    based on 8 adults

  • Walking

  • Multiple languages available
    (including English)

So you’ve got a full day to spend in Bologna, you lucky thing?

Follow one of our friendly local Bologna hosts around the walled medieval city as they show you the best of what their home has to offer.

You’ll feel as if you’re exploring the vibrant piazzas and cobbled stone streets with a friend as you pop into stores, marvel at the towering turrets of the Due Torri and enjoy a creamy gelato (or three - there are so many flavors to try, don’t judge us).

Whether you want to tick off the most famous attractions like Piazza Maggiore, San Petronio Church, Mercato di Mezzo and the Fontana di Nettuno or simply amble down the sidewalks and follow your feet, the day is yours!

Of course, a day in Bologna La Grassa (the ‘fat one’, as it’s affectionately known) would be nothing without an indulgence or two - so your host will take you to a market or osteria where you can rest your legs and enjoy some good food, good company and perhaps a glass of vino.

A city is more than a place, but a feeling too. So with your local Bologna host by your side, we hope you’ll tap into the feel of Bologna and have a marvelous day out together.

  • Spend a full day with a host who will show you around their beautiful home city of Bologna

  • See Bologna’s iconic attractions as well as a few of the most obscure, local spots

  • Explore the neighborhoods in which you’re staying and get right into the heart of Bolognese culture

  • Enjoy an authentic Italian meal and stop by for drinks or snacks at any place that catches your eye

  • Absorb the historic atmosphere of this down-to-earth city, sensing both its olden day glamour and modern day spunk

  • Chat to your host about the city’s rich history and get recommendations for more places to try and attractions to visit during your stay

This experience will be personalized to you!

What’s included

  • Private and personalized experience
8 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 drink
  • 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


4.9 average | 17 reviews

May 2019


Elisabeth was a fantastic guide for Bologna. She met us at our hotel and treated us to a day of wonderful insights and knowledge of Bologna. She was well organised, friendly and a pleasure to spend a day with. Highly recommended.

Review by Rob V


4.9 average | 17 reviews

December 2018

A day in Bologna

Elisabeth showed us many interesting places in Bologna. She is organized and a wealth of knowledge. There are many travel books and on line information about a variety of destinations. Elisabeth made our time in Bologna seem so warm and special. She did a wonderful job as a host.

Review by Joan M


5 average | 7 reviews

October 2018

Best 6 hours with Marco

Our time with Marco was unforgettable! We greatly enjoyed our time together, got along great, as he highlighted the history of Bologna, showed us around the city, and then we especially enjoyed the restaurant he took us to. Best food we had in Italy! Then he surprised me with a DELI chocolate birthday cake. Thanks Marco for a marvelous time!

Review by Nancy A


5 average | 29 reviews

August 2018

Gabriele è stato un host fantastico!

Ci siamo trovati davvero bene! Avendo 2 ragazze di 14 anni e una bimba di 8 eravamo un po titubanti sulla riuscita, ma Gabriele ha reso la visita di Bologna gradevole e interessante per tutti! È un esperienza che consigliamo e che rifaremo di sicuro!!! Elisa

Review by Elisa A

Reviews for Bologna


October 2019

Travel to Italy for my wife’s birthday

Sofia gave us today an excellent tour half day in Bologna. We really enjoy this experience and want to express her our gratitude for her knowledge and kindness. She is an art expert and you can feel that she really dominates and enjoy what she did. We deserve her the best in her studies and future work. We recommend her extremely highly to anyone who wants to know about the city of Bologna. Victor and Agnes.

Review by Victor R


October 2019

The perfect way to experience a city

We spent a half day and more with our new “best friend” Andrea who was very careful to study our profile and design a walking tour perfect for our requests, but managed to learn more about us and add spots he knew would interest us ( a couple from USA). City Unscripted is a wonderful way to get to know a local, design your own itinerary, and we will seek out this experience in other cities they serve. A word of caution, if you require the exact dates of a buildings’ construction, or historical accuracy, perhaps you should pay up for licensed guiding service....but if you want exposure to a new city and learn about the cultural mores and idiosyncrasies of a place, then give City Unscripted a try....and lucky you if you should “ match up” with Andrea.

Review by Julie H


October 2019

Great day with Andrea!

We are sure you will enjoy your Bologna city walking tour with our new friend Andrea Ferraro! He planned a perfect tour of the things we wanted to see plus gave us a wonderful cultural experience with a young Italian. Andrea speaks great English, is curious but respectful and we had a thoroughly enjoyable experience, Julie and Martin from Denver

Review by Julie H

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