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Bologna Piazza Maggiore

Bologna’s beating heart is Piazza Maggiore, in the city’s old center. A classic example of Renaissance town planning, it is one of the most graceful public squares in Italy.

The pedestrianised square is surrounded by the Basilica di San Petronio, the Palazzo Communale (city hall), palatial public buildings and Bologna’s trademark covered walkways ringed by arches.

Sit at an outdoor cafe to enjoy people watching in the sunshine during the day, and visit in the early evening to see the beautifully floodlit Fountain of Neptune, sculpted in 1566.

Practical Info

To get here from the station, take a stroll south down Via dell'Indipendenza.

Address: Piazza Maggiore, Bologna, Italy
Admission: Free
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Walking Tour of Bologna for Instagram

Walking Tour of Bologna for Instagram

The first visit to Bologna is always an exciting discovery; some fall in love with its narrow and ancient streets; some enjoy walking under its magic and never-ending porticos and yet some just relax with a glass of wine and a dish of cold cuts. This amazing tour offers to the photography enthusiasts a unique perspective of the city, combining a pleasant bike tour with the best photo stops: you will be able to capture and immortalize many significant moments of the tour through wonderful picture shots. Your passion for framing and details will combine with the pleasure of discovering Bologna’s culture and traditions. Throughout the tour you will enjoy plenty of stops inside the city centre and its surroundings, admiring incredible sites out of the tourist classic tracks, in an unforgettable experience.
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  • 3 hours
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Private tour of Bologna with a local guide

Private tour of Bologna with a local guide

Stroll through the historic center of Bologna with a private guide during this walking tour. Learn about architecture from a local as you explore squares, arcades, churches, and palaces. See top landmarks including Piazza Maggiore and the old market, Mercato di Mezzo. Customize this private tour according to your interests.
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  • 2 hours
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Best of BOLOGNA on a Private Tour

Best of BOLOGNA on a Private Tour

An enchanting tour to discover the timeless atmosphere of the historical center of Bologna, the seat of the most ancient European university, dating back to 1088 A. D. This visit will give you the chance to witness the real heart of the city, walking through its most ancient area and monuments.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Bologna Food & Cultural Walking Tour

Bologna Food & Cultural Walking Tour

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This walking tour was created for those who are in the city and do not want to miss the chance to admire the beauties of Bologna but at the same time savor the flavors of typical products such as salumi, crescentine and good wine. Piazza Maggiore, Palazzo Daccursio, Via d'azeglio, Archiginnasio, are just some of the destinations you can admire. The market of the quadrilateral will welcome you with its ancient perfumes where you can taste the authenticity of high quality products Absolutely not to be missed
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Bologna: 2-Hour Private Guided Walking Tour

Bologna: 2-Hour Private Guided Walking Tour

Join this guided tour of Bologna’s old center, one of the best preserved in Europe. You'll walk through fascinating squares and welcoming typical arcades, and have the chance to visit historical churches and stunning ancient palazzi.
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BOLOGNA, City & Food Private Tour

BOLOGNA, City & Food Private Tour

Enjoy Bologna's rich history and food culture in a single tour! Experience the best of Bologna with a local guide, who let you delve into the magical atmosphere of the city center.
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Bologna Food Walking Tour Eating For The Center

Bologna Food Walking Tour Eating For The Center

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Take home little pieces of heaven one bite at a time. Stroll with our guide through the center of Bologna, tasting the culture and tradition of the culinary art of Bologna Between stories of history and tastings of Bolognese specialties you can taste every specialty of the region. Explore the historic markets of the city and discover the aromas and flavors typical of the Bolognese culinary tradition
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  • 3 hours
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Bike Tour of Bologna for Instagram

Bike Tour of Bologna for Instagram

Photography buffs sometimes miss out on the most picturesque spots when visiting an unfamiliar city. With this bike tour created specifically for shutterbugs, you’ll be sure to capture Bologna’s beauty and charm. Follow your guide on bike to the most photogenic corners of the historic center, stopping to snap its endless porticoes, majestic squares, and historic shops and cafés.
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  • 3 hours
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Bologna Highlights, city walking tour with private guide

Bologna Highlights, city walking tour with private guide

A journey from the medieval reminders of the ancient city to the Renaissance and beyond, seeing the signs of its past. An enchanting tour to discover the timeless atmosphere of the historical center of Bologna, the location of the oldest University in western world, dating back to 1088 A. D.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Welcome to Bologna! Private Walking Tour

Welcome to Bologna! Private Walking Tour

This is the ideal tour of Bologna if you want to get to know the best of the city on a half-day walk in the historic center. You will discover the history and culture behind each building and you will also receive further information to make unique and unforgettable your stay. We will end up in the medieval market area where you can receive some suggestions for your lunch and dinner based on typical local products. The tour is carried out by a local expert and certified local guide.
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  • 2 hours 40 minutes
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Small-Group Bologna Tour of City Highlights with Top-Rated Local Guide

Small-Group Bologna Tour of City Highlights with Top-Rated Local Guide

Bologna has a long and fascinating history, bound up in its fine palaces, churches, and towers. With this small-group tour, dive deep into the historical context of its impressive architecture with the insights and explanations provided by your guide. Stroll through the main square to take in its monumental fountain, stop at the city’s two basilicas, and admire its soaring towers and forgotten canals.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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BOLOGNA. THE SECRET OF THE MERCANTE - Self-guided Treasure Hunt

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BOLOGNA. THE SECRET OF THE MERCANTE - Self-guided Treasure Hunt

This adventure allows you to know, with your rhythms and your times, the ancient mercantile Bologna and its secrets. There is no maximum term to complete the adventure: take as long as you want and stop to visit the sites and attractions along the way or enjoy a rest stop in one of the many clubs in Bologna. - This is a fun and unique way to explore Bologna - Wear comfortable shoes to easily walk around town - This activity works well with colleagues and friends - You can start the treasure hunt at any time
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Live Bologna Like a Local City Tour

Live Bologna Like a Local City Tour

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During our experience, I will guide you through the magnificent city of Bologna, where you will be able to find out about your city. I'll reveal the secrets of the town, walking throu both markets and monuments. I'll also make sure you have a true local for the city! I'll take you to differents "neighborhood" where you can fully feel how the atmosphere of the city changes and you can live it at the fullest. I will give you a little map to AVOID all the turistic spot, and give you advice for restaurants, taverns and markets Where to have a drink and where to buy and where to buy! Many more secrets ... can just reveal all now ...;)
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Bologna Highlights Small Group Tour with a Local Guide

Bologna Highlights Small Group Tour with a Local Guide

On this history-packed, small-group tour of Bologna, you’ll discover a mix of top attractions and under-the-radar sites. Wander along medieval-era canals, see a pair of towers that lean more than Pisa, and learn about the origins of the spectacular buildings in Piazza Maggiore. You’ll listen to entertaining facts and legends along the way.
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Full Day Ravenna & Bologna Tour of Must-See Sites with Native Top-Rated Guide

Full Day Ravenna & Bologna Tour of Must-See Sites with Native Top-Rated Guide

Take a journey in this culturally rich, deeply historic and well-preserved towns, with our exclusive walking tour for a unique and unforgettable experience. You will see the highlights of Ravenna, with its mosaics, and Bologna just in one day with a top rated & local guide. The tour will start in Ravenna where you will spend about 3 hours, then you will travel by train or your own car to Bologna where the guide will led another 3 hours tour.
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  • 6 hours
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Bologna Food Tour

Bologna Food Tour

Europe’s oldest university town has a reputation as a foodie mecca, being home to some of the world’s most-loved Italian specialties, including lasagne, tagliatelle with ragù sauce, meat-filled tortellini and hearty red wines. With this tour, your guide will take you to the streets of Bologna to experience the best of the local cuisine, and will show you delicious restaurants and hidden eateries. You will explore the colorful food stalls of Bologna’s top markets, like Quadrilatero, the medieval commercial hub, and the covered halls of Mercato delle Erbe, and get a sneak peek behind the scenes of a local pasta-making laboratory. And of course there will be lots of wonderful food and wine stops along the way!
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  • 3 hours
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Bologna Wine & Cocktails Walking Tour

Bologna Wine & Cocktails Walking Tour

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A fantastic experience in the heart of Bologna where you can accompany our guide to taste excellent Italian wines and exquisite drinks accompanied by small themed tastings among the most historic and fashionable places in the center of Bologna
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Bologna Walking Tour 2H Shared

Bologna Walking Tour 2H Shared

We provide tours with the best local certified guides, our guides had to pass a severe exam abouth the history of the city to obtain this grade level. The experience we provide is unique and will make the difference for bringing back a great memory of this amazing city. We can arrange the tour in Italian, English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese and many other languages please ask us your needs.
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Bologna Walking Tour 2H

Bologna Walking Tour 2H

We provide tours with the best local certified guides, our guides had to pass a severe exam abouth the history of the city to obtain this grade level. The experience we provide is unique and will make the difference for bringing back a great memory of this amazing city. We can arrange the tour in Italian, English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese and many other languages please ask us your needs.
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$104.40
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2.5-Hour Bike Tour of Bologna with Food Tasting

2.5-Hour Bike Tour of Bologna with Food Tasting

With this bike tour we offer you the chance to see Bologna's historical and artistic heritage and also enjoy its local products and delicatessen. Don't miss the opportunity to taste our famous aperitivo and a selection of typical cold cuts, and make a toast with a glass of wine or beer!
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$78.46
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Bologna private walking tour

Bologna private walking tour

Bologna, the chief town of Emilia-Romagna district, is famous worldwide for its art, culture and history heritage. Home to the first university in Europe, founded in 1088, and place of birth and/or home to a great number of world-known artists, writers, musicians, scientists etc, it is also renowned for its food tradition (let alone thinking about the bolognese sauce, known and used all over the world). This customised walking tour, specifically designed for first-time visitors, will show you the reason why Bologna is so popular all over the world.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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$36.21
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Three Days in Bologna and Modena between Motor Culture and Cuisine

Three Days in Bologna and Modena between Motor Culture and Cuisine

I therefore want to give you some suggestions to discover Bologna, the red, the learned and the fat. Why is it so called? Red for the colors of the bricks with which the towers and palaces were built and for the political alignment of the inhabitants and for the car and engine houses that are located between Modena and Bologna. Dotta because it has the oldest university in the world. Cradle of culture. Fat for food (tortellini, lasagna, mortadella) and for the rounded shapes of the Bolognese girls. A three-day guided tour with guide and guide to discover the secrets of Bologna and its surroundings. A journey for everyone, a 360 ° view of the capital of Emilia thanks to our certified guides and escorts.
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  • 3 days
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$913.48
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Bologna Food & Walking Tour - Private Tour with Local Guide - Ultimate Tour

Bologna Food & Walking Tour - Private Tour with Local Guide - Ultimate Tour

Bologna Food & Walking Tour - Private Tour with Local Guide - Ultimate Tour - since 1980 Guided walking tour and tasting tour
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$169.66
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San Luca Experience Tour and Food Tasting

San Luca Experience Tour and Food Tasting

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The Basilica of San Luca is one of the symbols of the city of Bologna. Located on Monte Guardia, the sanctuary connects the city center through the longest continuous port in the world, consisting of 666 arches. At the meeting point you will receive from a member of our staff a map and a table with the times of the return train, available every 45 minutes. At the end a person of our staff will accompany you inside the historical market for a fabulous tasting of typical products and a glass of wine. This tour starts every day and will help you discover the city on board the San Luca Express train, on which the audio guides, available in 8 languages, will tell you the history of the city until you arrive at the Basilica of San Luca. You will have the opportunity to visit this sacred place at your own pace and you will be able to decide at what time to return by consulting the timetables on the map. On board you will find staff who will welcome you and answer your questions
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  • 3 hours
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$34.67
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