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Bologna University Quarter Tours

Bologna University Quarter
Bologna is home to the oldest university in Europe, and the city owes much of its youthful vibrancy and thriving cultural life to the formidable student population, concentrated in the lively University Quarter. Tour this area to discover its cache of cafes and clubs, along with fascinating historic museums and university buildings.
Address: Via Zamboni, Bologna 40126, Italy

27 Tours and Activities to Experience Bologna University Quarter

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Ascent to the Asinelli Tower More tasting Typical Protots

Ascent to the Asinelli Tower More tasting Typical Protots

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Are you in Bologna and don't want to miss the opportunity to climb the Torre degli Asinelli and enjoy the view of the city? But at the same time do you want to taste our typical products and a good ice cream? Well this tour is for you One of our guides will accompany you to the climb of the tower where you will enjoy a crazy view. On the way back, our guide will accompany you to the historic shops of Bologna to taste and smell the aromas of our typical cold cuts and cheeses and to finish off with an excellent artisan ice cream Just booked our staff will agree directly on the details and times. If your hotel is located in the center of Bologna we will come and pick you up at the hotel
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$18.09
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$18.09
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Discover Bologna's Best Kept Secrets

Discover Bologna's Best Kept Secrets

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Follow a local to their favorite places in Bologna with this best kept secrets walking tour. See contemporary street art, trendy bars, quirky boutiques, and innovative restaurants during your stroll. Explore neighborhoods that are loved by locals for their vintage markets and contemporary art galleries. Discover a side of Bologna that's not in guidebooks.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$80.16
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$80.16
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Classic Bologna Food Tour

Classic Bologna Food Tour

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Explore the culinary traditions of Bologna with this half-day food tour. Join a guide for a small-group walking tour and taste local specialties such as Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, Bolognese ragu, and mortadella. Begin the tour with a gourmet coffee, visit markets, and meet artisans at work to see how tortellini are made. Lunch at a historic osteria and a gelato tasting are included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$129.02
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$129.02
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Bologna By Night Food & Wine Walking Tour

Bologna By Night Food & Wine Walking Tour

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Allow yourself an evening break enjoying a walk in the historic center where you can discover the secrets of the city while having fun with a drink and a taste of typical products.  Program: Meeting in Piazza del Nettuno  Piazza Maggiore Via D'Azeglio Piazza Galvani Quadrilatero Historical market Two towers Piazza Santo Stefano Tasting
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$113.42
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$113.42
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2-hour Walking Tour of Bologna

2-hour Walking Tour of Bologna

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With a large historic center that was built over millennia, Bologna is rich in important architectural and cultural monuments. Be sure to see all the highlights with this guided walking tour that touches on the Cathedral and Fountain of Neptune in Piazza Maggiore, the city’s two most famous medieval towers, and the university—the oldest in Europe—along with other important attractions.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$30.55
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$30.55

Withlocals 10 Tastings: Safe & Private Bologna Food Tour with a Local Expert

Withlocals 10 Tastings: Safe & Private Bologna Food Tour with a Local Expert

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Please be aware that this tour is adapted to the local regulations post Covid-19. Our hosts will deliver this experience with the required equipment always keeping the distance suggested by local authorities. It will be safe and entertaining! Ready to taste the best food in Bologna?Satisfy your cravings for local food and culture with highlights along the way, together with a foodie host. Enjoy 10 delicious tastings that range from torta di riso, Crescenta, and Lambrusco on a tasty food tour in Bologna. Fall in love with the flavorful Italian cuisine on this delicious food tour in Bologna! Enjoy a selection of 10 food and drink tastings hand-picked by your foodie local host, just for you. From yummy must-tries like the piadina, a thin Italian flatbread filled with a variety of cheeses, cold cuts, and vegetables, to unique dishes like Tortellini fritti, bites of crispy filled pasta, that legend says, was inspired by Venus’ belly button; you’re in for a treat, so bring your appetite.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$95.26
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$95.26
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Bologna City Walking Tour

Bologna City Walking Tour

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Enjoy a classic walking tour through the streets of central Bologna visiting its main cultural attractions. Explore some of the picturesque squares, archiginnasio and beautiful city buildings on this 2-hour group tour
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$32.59
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$32.59
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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
  • Free Cancellation
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$34.63
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$34.63
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Sips and bites of nocturnal Bologna

Sips and bites of nocturnal Bologna

In the heart of the "Mercato di Mezzo", surrounded by the aromas of the market, we will discover the oldest Osteria in the city that has quenched the Bolognese since 1465. With its simplicity and its attachment to old uses, "L'Osteria" is a journey through time around a glass of wine, where you can baste typical dishes and eat on the table while talking about the world and as the Bolognese say "fare balotta". Our immersion in the Bolognese nightlife will continue unveiling the most lively places in the city.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$47.03
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$47.03

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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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$58.66
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$58.66
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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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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$104.29
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$104.29
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Bologna Wine Tasting Tour

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Bologna Wine Tasting Tour

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Are you in the city and want to taste the best local wines and typical products without leaving the center? This tour is for you! Spend an afternoon or evening in one of Bologna's oldest wine bars and wineries, famous all over the world for its wines and salami and cheeses. Tour includes: - Local escort - 3 tastings of typical local wines with description - Platter of cold cuts and cheeses with homemade bread and breadsticks - walk to one of the historic areas of the center
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  • 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$64.31
$80.39
$16.08 savings
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$64.31
$80.39
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Bologna Food & Cultural Walking Tour

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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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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$124.66
$166.21
$41.55 savings
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$124.66
$166.21
$41.55 savings
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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
  • Free Cancellation
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$202.06
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$202.06
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The best of BOLOGNA and RAVENNA on a Private Tour

The best of BOLOGNA and RAVENNA on a Private Tour

Thanks to this FULL DAY tour you'll have the chance to discover the stunning wonders of this land: Bologna and Ravenna. Both cities were protagonists in the historic panorama of this part of Italy. The presence of the University, the oldest in the Western world, has made BOLOGNA a cultural center of extraordinary importance. We'll visit the most evocative monuments and places in the city center. RAVENNA, a Unesco site known worldwide because of its early Christian era mosaics, gives you the opportunity to see preserved monuments from the 5th and 6th century. We will meet in Bologna in the morning and we will visit the city center highlights. Then together we'll catch the train to Ravenna. * I would be happy to customize this tour so that it fits your requirements best!
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$417.14
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$417.14
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Bologna Full Day Private Tour

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Bologna Full Day Private Tour

A full day in the city of Bologna visiting all the major attractions of the city together with a private guide It starts in the morning with a guided tour of the city with a certified expert guide. During the visit it will be possible to climb to the Asinelli towers. We continue with a typical lunch in a historic trattoria in the city and afterwards together with the guide you can go up to San luca with the train included in the price and visit the beautiful Basilica and enjoy the fantastic panorama. Upon returning, a delicious homemade ice cream
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$162.78
$217.04
$54.26 savings
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$54.26 savings
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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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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$16.40
$19.29
$2.89 savings
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$19.29
$2.89 savings

Bologna Highlights Private Walking Tour with Local Guide

Bologna Highlights Private Walking Tour with Local Guide

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Please be aware that this tour is adapted to the local regulations post Covid-19. Our hosts will deliver this experience with the required equipment always keeping the distance suggested by local authorities. It will be safe and entertaining! Kickstart your time in Bologna with a 90-minute introduction to the town with the help of your favorite local. See the best local spots of Bologna and discover the city through the eyes of a local. On this private tour, you’ll visit the must-see hangout spots of the city, but also see hidden places that will give an authentic feeling of the town. Enjoy the atmosphere and views from beautiful Piazzas and, hear all about the oldest University in the western world as you walk down Via Zamboni. Get your recommendations from your local host plus extra tips and tricks on what to see and do in Bologna. Get insights on the local lifestyle and find out true stories about the city’s past as you take in historical, full-of-life Bologna.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$31.35
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$31.35
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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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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$258.11
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$258.11
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Bologna Half Day Private Walking Tour and Tastings

Bologna Half Day Private Walking Tour and Tastings

This is the ideal tour if you want to know in depth the history and architecture of the historic center and end with a delicious food and wine tasting of our excellences. In the first part of the tour we will discover more about history, art and culture of Bologna. We start in Piazza Maggiore with the main attractions all around like Palazzo del Podestà, Palazzo d'Accursio, Basilica of San Petronio. Then we continue in the Archiginnasio Palace, to finish in front of the two towers. In the last part of the tour we will focus about the gastronomic tradition of the city (nicknamed Bologna "La Grassa" "The Fat") talking about Mortadella, Prosciutto di Parma, Parmigiano Reggiano and other deli that make the city and our region so famous in terms of food! The tour will end with "The Experience", that is, the tasting of a board of the best cold cuts and local cheeses paired with a glass of wine in the medieval market area.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$132.64
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Food markets tour with a local!

Food markets tour with a local!

I will bring you to the typical and local food markets. We will go shopping in the best food shops of Bologna, where usually locals go. We will taste local salumi, local cheese and home-made pasta, and local wine of course! We will go also to a special ancient indoor market, where you can buy specialities of the town to bring home! I will suggest you what to but and how to cook it. We Will also have amazing gelato! You will enjoy the special atmosphere that makes the district so special, lively and energetic while learning more about things you can’t miss when visiting Bologna. IMPORTANT: the price of the food and the drinks are not included, everyone will pay for himself, i will suggest you what to buy, to taste, and where, i will be your "food guide" ! (If you want to try all that i suggest, you will spend not more than €17/18 each person).
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  • 2 hours
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$34.97
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$34.97

Exclusive Italian Wine Tasting

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Exclusive Italian Wine Tasting

This is the ideal activity for those who love to travel to discover the great Italian red wines. You can choose what to taste among the fine wines that are carefully selected every day. You can also breathe the typical Bolognese atmosphere, the one in which large groups of strangers who joke together are created.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$102.49
$120.58
$18.09 savings
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$102.49
$120.58
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Bologna Food Tasting box

Bologna Food Tasting box

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With this Bologna food tasting Box you will have the opportunity to visit Bologna and discover its secrets by following the scents of food. At the meeting point, one of the staff will welcome you and give you the box valid for 24 hours and show you all the places you can visit and the tastings you can do. Upon delivery you will be given a voucher for the ascent to the Asinelli tower at the available times of the day.
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  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
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$39.79
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$39.79
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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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$119.37
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$119.37
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Food Tasting Walking tour of Bologna

Food Tasting Walking tour of Bologna

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Bologna’s cuisine is so famous that the city is known as “La Grassa”, or “The Fat Lady”, for its rich local specialties. This guided walk combines sightseeing with tastings so you can experience both the city’s cultural and gastronomic treasures in one tour. Pair highlights like the Cathedral of S.Petronio and Fountain of Neptune in Piazza Maggiore with two gourmet stops during your visit.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$60.29
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$60.29

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Should I book Bologna University Quarter tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Bologna University Quarter can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 27 Bologna University Quarter tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Bologna University Quarter 2020?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Bologna University Quarter costs USD 18.09. Guided Bologna University Quarter tours start around USD 18.09 per person. See all 27 Bologna University Quarter tickets and tours on Viator.
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