Must See Bologna With A Local

Terracotta rooftops, Le Due Torri and a Bolognese feast of antipasti.

(15 reviews)

  • Private &

  • 5 hours

  • From
    €37.50  EUR per person based on 8 adults

  • Walking

  • Multiple languages available (including English)

What you’ll do

You’ll spend the better part of a day with one of our friendly local Bologna hosts in the terracotta-tiled, student-filled, food capital that is Bologna!

No two experiences are the same, so tell your host what tickles your fancy, but also allow them to open your eyes to the authentic world of their home-city.

You might begin your day with a shot of strong espresso in one of the coffee bars under the portici (covered walkways) before ambling past an exquisite theatre to the city’s astonishing medieval Mercato di Mezzo. Or, perhaps the famous Piazza Maggiore and San Petronio Basilica draw you in?

If you’re feeling energetic, climb one of the Two Towers (Bologna’s icon) and enjoy a panoramic view of the medieval city center.

Boasting the oldest university in the world, the energy in the student quarter is vibrant and palpable. Definitely check it out - then grab a large pizza slice for your troubles.

Experience highlights

  • Your local will design a bespoke route for you which takes in the city’s most famous sites in one day, as well as the hidden gems only locals know.

  • Enjoy a meal and stop for any drinks and snacks at places that suit your tastes and are loved by locals, giving you an authentic taste of the city.

  • Get familiar with the best ways to navigate the city.

  • Ask any questions you have about exploring Bologna and where to visit for the rest of your stay.

Good to know

What’s included

  • Private and personalized experience
  • 5 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 you choose
  • Transportation
  • 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 | 24 reviews

May 2019

Sightseeingtour Bologna

Interesting experience, nice walk to hidden places, not on the usual touristic paths. Sufficient Information, a good overwiew of the visited places. Gabriele showed a great flexibility in our interests and gave useful advice for other nice places in Bologna and restaurants.

Review by Ulrike R


5 average | 24 reviews

April 2019

Fantastic Guide

Gabriele was a fantastic guide in Bologna. Having grown up there he really knows the city and took me to some wonderful spots that I would never have found on my own. He is friendly, well travelled and engaging which made the whole experience a lot of fun and well worth it.

Review by Justin H


5 average | 24 reviews

September 2018

A feast for foodies in Bologna

Gabriele was friendly, knowledgable and flexible. On our first day in Bologna we learned a snapshot of Bologna's history and sights and got our bearings of the layout of the old city. We were able to have our tour tailored to our interests.. We ate a variety of the Bologna specialities and enjoyed some different wines. Thankyou Gabriele for a great beginning to our visit to Bologna.

Review by Fiona M

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