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2. tell us about you
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3. chat & plan
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4. explore together
Meet up and explore the city together. Experience the things and places that locals love and which make the city unique
Personalised Experiences In Bologna
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24 Hours In Bologna
Bologna oozes charm and la dolce vita, but what if you only had one day in Bologna to appreciate all of its good food, good wine and beauty? Here’s a local guide to 24 hours in Bologna, so you can experience as ... Read More
The Best Things to do in Bologna with Kids
Planning to visit Bologna with kids? Bologna has a lot to offer to these special little guests: food, nature, culture! Lots of entertainment is kid friendly or specially designed for them, so if you’re planning ... Read More
5 Reasons to Visit Bologna
Bologna's nickname “The fat, the red, the learned” pretty much summarises the charm and spirit of this middle-sized Italian city, where culture meets joie de vivre and foodies walk around with a constant s... Read More
Top 10 Local Things To Do In Bologna
Let’s imagine you’ve only got one day in Bologna. Luckily for you, in this historic walled city you can explore most places on foot, so we’ll let you in on some of our favourite places and things to ... Read More
The Best Time To Visit Bologna
Bologna, Italy still sails slightly below the radar when it comes to travels in Italy, which is hardly surprising when you consider the giants of the country’s tourism industry. Although the city may not have th... Read More
Bologna in 2 Days - The Ultimate 48 Hour Itinerary
By Gabriele Tabanele - a basketball enthusiast and proud native Bolognese.
Edited by Emma White.
Bologna is one of the most underrated cities in Italy, often neglected on travel itineraries in favour of ... Read More
Must Do Bologna In One Day - The Best 24 Hours Itinerary
By Elisabeth Barmentlo, globetrotter and self-confessed food fanatic.
Edited by Emma White.
Despite its reputation as being Italy’s culinary capital, Bologna is often overlooked by tourists travell... Read More
10 Best Places To Eat And Drink Like A Local In Bologna
10 Best Trattorias In Bologna
By Gabriele Tabanele - a basketball enthusiast and proud Bolognese native.
Edited by Emma White.
Known as Italy’s food capital, Bologna is packed full of culinary treasures waiting to be discovered... Read More
Top 10 Things To Do In Bologna, Italy - Recommended by a Local
Our Amazing Bologna Hosts
Handpicked and interviewed by us, our Hosts are all interesting, cultured and from a variety of backgrounds
Not sure which Local to book? We know each of our Locals individually, so leave it to us to find the Local who best matches your interests, personality and requirements. Simply book below and we’ll be in touch within 24 hours to find out more about you so we can choose a like-minded Local who can create an experience in Bologna that you will love. Alternatively, contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know the proposed details of your trip so we can find the perfect Local for you!
Your Perfect Local Is Great For
Food & Drink, High-end travellers, LGBTQ, Off-the-beaten-path, Nightlife, Senior travellers, Solo travellers, Children and families, Young adults
English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Mandarin, Korean, Japanese, Hindi, Italian, German, Dutch, Any other
When I was 26 I left Bologna for London, then I lived a lot in Milan and a little bit in Berlin. At 39 I came back, with an open heart and a new thrill: I was really understanding, really seeing my town, I was ready for it, for deep diving into its beauty and for looking at it with an "insider/outsider" perspective. I realized how lucky I am to be surrounded by history, and I never take my "portici" for granted: whenever I walk by Piazza Maggiore at night, with the many golden lights in Palazzo D'accursio, or grocery shop in Via Peschierie vecchie between fish stalls and littler artisans' shops, or have a walk in Villa Ghigi with my red town just underneath, or watch an open air Fellini's movie for free in the heath of a July night, or just look at the funny "umarells" (local elderlies, mostly male, fascinated by any street work), I feel blessed. I also have a blog, called Flaneur in Bologna, where I share my "born again" passion for this lovely mini-mentropolis of mine. Oh: I'm 43, work as a journalist and love yoga, laughing, the Saturday Night Live and gelato.
Marina Is Great For
Food & Drink, High-end travellers, History and culture, Off-the-beaten-path, Parks and nature, Senior travellers, Solo travellers, Young adults
English, French, Italian
Hello folks! I'm Claudio, a 35 years old guy who has been living in Bologna for more than 14 years. So, what could I say about myself? Definitely that I'm really bad at introductions! :D Joking aside, I consider myself an easygoing and open minded person who likes to meet new people, I like to share different points of view about the world and learn about others life experiences! I play electric bass in a bossanova/samba trio and I also enjoy playing dj sets. If you're curious you can listen to some of the recordings here: www.soundcloud.com/barquinhoazul – www.mixcloud.com/eatacloudinla – I'm also interested in graphic design and web design as well for I work as a freelance, here you can see my works: www.claudionatale.com – The small things bring the most pleasure: Cooking pasta al forno from time to time on sunday mornings. Peeling and eating clementine tangerines having a stroll around my town and then smelling my hands. Pumping my bicycle's tires and then having a long and fast ride along the bicycle path. The taste of a cigarette while laying on the warm sand right after a good swim. Swimming into a deserted sea in a worm autumn's day. Feeling amazed (and perhaps a bit worried) while reading a book and finding my own believes and opinions about something matching perfectly with those of the author. The sound of a piano.
Claudio Is Great For
Food & Drink, High-end travellers, Off-the-beaten-path, Nightlife, Solo travellers, Children and families, Young adults
Dutch student who has been living in Bologna for almost 4 years. I know the city by heart and have a lot of nice stories to tell. I can also help you with special requests like tours in the green areas around Bologna, shopping or a day full of the best food and beverages of the city
Elisabeth Is Great For
Business travellers, Food & Drink, High-end travellers, History and culture, LGBTQ, Nightlife, Off-the-beaten-path, Parks and nature, Senior travellers, Solo travellers, Young adults
English, Italian, Dutch, Little bit of German