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


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.

May 2019

Reviewed by Rob V, hosted by Elisabeth

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.

December 2018

Reviewed by Joan M, hosted by Elisabeth

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!

October 2018

Reviewed by Nancy A, hosted by Marco

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

August 2018

Reviewed by Elisa A, hosted by Gabriele

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

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Loved the food, the city, and our host

We spent 3 hours walking around Bologna tasting all the incredible foods, and ended with great ideas of what food and wine to buy for ourselves the following few days, and where! Claudia was a perfect host, she mixed insights about the city's history and monuments with insider's tips on where to go for fresh pasta before the crowds get there, a secret take-away that serves super tasty tortellini... she was attentive to us so that our time together was perfectly tailored to what we wanted to try, and to show us new parts of the city. We felt like we got a lot out of our experience.

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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.

Reviewed by Victor R, hosted by Sofia

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