Must see Bologna with a local

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

(19 reviews)

  • Private &

  • 5 hours

  • From
    €37.50  EUR
    per person
    based on 8 adults

  • Walking

  • Multiple languages available
    (including English)

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.

  • 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.

This experience will be personalized to you!

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)

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

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.

October 2019

Reviewed by Victor R , hosted by Sofia

Bologna walking tour

Great experience with private guide, father and son. Giacomo was very knowledgeable and passionate about his job! Real pleasure and great tour seeing the best of the city in a few hours. Excellent!

September 2019

Reviewed by Nilto D , hosted by Giacomo

Bologna in a day with a knowledgeable local

Thanks to Gabriele and his calm, kind disposition we were able to enjoy his interesting city of Bologna without worry of wasting time reading a map and tourist guide. We only had a day so it was perfect to have him host us and show and share his knowledge. Thank you

August 2019

Reviewed by Allison Z , hosted by Gabriele

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