Bologna for literature lovers
Bologna for literature lovers
Bologna for literature lovers
Bologna for literature lovers
Bologna for literature lovers

Bologna for literature lovers

The world’s oldest university, spectacular libraries and a sneaky aperitivo.

  • Private &

  • 3 hours

  • From
    $36.40  USD
    per person
    based on 8 adults

  • Walking

  • Multiple languages available
    (including English)

Calling all book-lovers to the city which encloses the oldest university in the world (1088, which, according to our calculations, is quite some time ago).

Join one of our book-mad local Bologna hosts and discover why the city’s nickname, la dotta (the learned one), extends far beyond its academic past.

Among the locals you will also find many writers, lecturers, musicians, film-makers and artists, all of whom are dedicated to and passionate about their city’s culture.

Follow your host as you explore the independent bookstores and spectacular libraries together, truly immersing yourself in a world of words, knowledge and intrigue.

The city’s main library is built on an archaeological site - ask them to fill you in on all the details as you sleuth into the past.

Your host will take you past a store where you can not only buy books, but trade them in for one of your own.

Ah, there really is something to be found in the hushed world of books, archives and remembrance, isn’t there?

  • Bologna for literature lovers
  • Bologna for literature lovers
  • Immerse yourself in Bologna’s rich culture and literary life

  • Browse unique independent bookstores and local book exchanges

  • Discover the most famous literary spots in the city where famous writers once lived, or see the places that inspired them

  • Explore the hidden libraries that most tourists miss

  • Visit cafes that are loved by locals; where writers, students and lecturers all gather

  • Enjoy a coffee or aperitivo with your host after your experience and chat to them about the magical world of books in Bologna

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 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 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!

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.

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