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Bologna in 1 day by High Speed Train from Milan (Asinelli Tower & Food Tasting)

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Milano, Italy

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Make the most of a day in Tuscany with this 15-hour tour of Florence and Pisa from Rome by high-speed train. Zip from Rome into Florence by train where you'll embark on a small-group city tour of some of the city's top sights such as the Ponte Vecchio and San Giovanni Square, home to the Duomo, before you travel by coach to Pisa. Enjoy a guided tour of the Piazza dei Miracoli and admire the world-famous leaning tower.

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  • 15-hour trip to Florence and Pisa from Rome by high-speed train
  • Travel to Pisa to see the cathedral, baptistery, and Leaning Tower of Pisa
  • Enjoy round-trip transportation on high-speed rail
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English speaking assistant at the railway station in Milan (only upon departure)
Round-trip high-speed train tickets from Milan to Bologna - 2nd class
Asinelli Tower entry fee (only entrance without guided tour)
Local food tasting (snack with a local cold cut + ice-cream)
Hotel pick-up and drop-off
Guided visit of Asinelli Tower (self guided tour)

Departure Point

Piazza Duca d'Aosta, 1, 20124 Milano MI, Italy

Departure Time

7:30 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Make your own way to the train station in Rome, hop aboard your high-speed train, and sit back as you hurtle towards Florence.

Arrive in Florence's train station, and head to meet your guide at the designated meeting point to begin your walking tour of the city. See the gorgeous Duomo (the cathedral in Florence), the adjacent bell tower designed by Giotto, the baptistery with its famous bronze doors, the historic Ponte Vecchio, and much more.

Then, board a comfortable coach for the trip to nearby Pisa.

Once in Pisa, walk along the city's Medieval walls and see one of the city's historic gates, the Porta Santa Maria. Admire the glistening monuments on the Piazza dei Miracoli – the cathedral, massive baptistery, and the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa. A visit inside the tower is not included on this tour.

Take some of the quintessential photographs 'holding up' the leaning tower, browse the shops around the square, or sample some gelato.

Take the coach back to Florence at about 7:00pm, giving you time to catch the high-speed train back to Rome that leaves between 8:00-8:30pm. The trip ends in Rome's train station; hotel drop-off is not included.
Stop At:  
Visit the city of Bologna
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Piazza Maggiore
Visit Maggiore Square
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell
Visit Torre degli Asinelli
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Basilica di San Petronio
Basilica of Saint Petronio
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Destination Italia

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Bologna in 1 day by High Speed Train from Milan (Asinelli Tower & Food Tasting)?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Bologna in 1 day by High Speed Train from Milan (Asinelli Tower & Food Tasting).
What is the policy on sanitization during Bologna in 1 day by High Speed Train from Milan (Asinelli Tower & Food Tasting)?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Bologna in 1 day by High Speed Train from Milan (Asinelli Tower & Food Tasting).
What is the social distancing policy during Bologna in 1 day by High Speed Train from Milan (Asinelli Tower & Food Tasting)?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Bologna in 1 day by High Speed Train from Milan (Asinelli Tower & Food Tasting).
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Bologna in 1 day by High Speed Train from Milan (Asinelli Tower & Food Tasting)?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Bologna in 1 day by High Speed Train from Milan (Asinelli Tower & Food Tasting).

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Bad tour in Florence
, Jul 2018
Upon arrival in Florence by High Speed Train the map was showing a location to catch the tour and no one was there upon arrival. The trip to Pisa was very good, but you had to pay for water on bus. Upon return to Florence we were to have lunch included........never happened, Never saw the Duomo, never saw the Accademia and was told to find our own way to the Train Station, which we did by cab.
This tour was HORRIBLE. Completely...
, Jun 2018
This tour was HORRIBLE. Completely unorganized and poorly run. I barely saw anything in Florence except the Accademia Gallery and the cathedral for about 2 minutes before our guide dumped us at lunch and ran. We were given very poor directions before we left Rome as to where we would meet our Florence tour guide. No one met us at the train station. We had to venture outside to find them and the meeting place was actually that of several tours so that is where the chaos began. Once we were stickered and put in the right tour, we were lead through a back alley and parking lot onto a bus. The bus then took us to a lookout where that is ALL I saw of ANY of the Florence sites besides the Gallery and cathedral. No one pointed out any of the main sites like the Ponte Vecchio. The guides literally dumped us out at the lookout, said take some pics and meet back on the bus in 15 minutes. Thank god I knew what I was looking for or I would have missed everything since they never pointed a single thing out to me again, except the Gallery and cathedral. After we got back on the bus, we drove to the Gallery where we supposedly had a skip the line pass, but we still waited in line for almost an hour and we were told that 8 of the people in our tour would need to be put into another tour because groups of over 24 were not allowed and our group had 32. Why even book more people than that on your tour if you can't get everyone in together? Once inside the Gallery, we saw David and everything else in there but I couldn't tell you what that was because our tour guide never once checked or counted to make sure everyone was there so I spent the whole time cutting through the crowds to make sure I didn't get left behind and not seeing anything else. Our guide then led us out onto the street, where she again did not check or count the group, and brought us down to the cathedral. She did not point out a single thing on the way and again, I spent the whole time trying to just keep up with her through the crowds. Once we got to the cathedral, she spoke to us about it for about 5 minutes and then took us to lunch. THAT was our walking tour? Lunch was very good the highlight of this miserable experience but then the transfer to Pisa was just as chaotic as the morning's transfer. A family decided to just not come along and we had to sit on the bus for several minutes while we tried to figure out who was missing. Shouldn't we have done that before we walked away from the meeting spot? Our tour guide on the bus barely spoke to us...didn't point out any of the sites along the way. Then when he told us we were stopping half way into our ride for the bathrooms, coffee, etc., we found the establishment to be closed. So we all got back on the bus and went straight to Pisa, where again, our guide barely spoke to us and had us running through the streets to get to the entrance of the Piazza. He then gave us over to another guide who was FABULOUS. She was personable, funny and very knowledgeable. She also made sure she always had everyone so I was able to relax and actually enjoy the tour. Once she was done, she told us we had a few minutes to do whatever we wanted and then to meet up with our other guide outside the Piazza. That all went fine, but again, that guide barely spoke to us. He FINALLY spoke to us when were almost back in Florence, only to tell us that he had not been very present with us because he was feeling ill and running a fever. LOVELY end to this miserable tour. I was already planning to go back to Florence in the future but after this tour I decided I was DEFINITELY going since I saw barely anything with this tour but I can guarantee you that I will NOT be using this tour company when I do.
Great day, well-planned. Didn't feel...
, Nov 2017
Great day, well-planned. Didn't feel rushed at all.
It would have been a very nice trip...
Kathleen L
, Oct 2017
It would have been a very nice trip save for one single detail. As we were ending our tour in Pisa, we headed back to our bus fully expecting we were leaving very soon for the train station to take us back to Rome. But then we ended up sitting there waiting for 3 other passengers who were no where to be found. Meanwhile, our tour guide left while talking on her phone for who knows what reason. While 6 of us who needed to catch our train grew very concerned about the long wait, it wouldve been very nice if the tour guide popped back in with explanations about the delay, and a solution to the very real possibility of us missing our train. It was only by the extreme good luck that the train was delayed by 8 minutes, the safe but quick driving of our coach driver, and us running like mad, that made it possible for us to make it on time. I hope Gartour by Destination Italia train their employees better so they can deal with this kind of situation more effectively. They should also be able to emphasize and enforce the schedule to the passengers, especially when it means other people will get seriously affected.
The guide seemed to be new and did...
Baron F
, Oct 2017
The guide seemed to be new and did not inform us what we were even seeing throughout the tour. NOT great when you have spent that much. Our visit inside the church was cut very short because of another event already in progress.
Trip was good, but was not fond of...
, Sep 2017
Trip was good, but was not fond of having 3 different tour guides. Tour got kind of confusing after a while and we actually had to go back and find an older couple who got lost trying to keep up.
Experience 2 Tuscan cities in one...
, Aug 2017
Experience 2 Tuscan cities in one day. Once you find transportation to Rome's Termini station, you meet representatives from the company who will give you your train ticket for Trenitalia's Frecciarossa.You ride on the train without a guide. When you arrive at Santa Maria Novella station you meet 1 tour guide who takes you to the bus to Piazzale Michelangelo. The views of Florence from those heights are breathtakingly picturesque. However, the downside of this part of the tour is that the English and Spanish speaking tourists are combined and the English speakers missed information re: some sites because the tour guide was giving the tour in Spanish at the time. Once you arrive at Galleria dellAccademia, the tour is divided and you will meet another guide. You are given the coveted skip the line ticket and enter the museum where you will admire Michelangelo's Pieta and the most beautiful man in the world, David. Our tour guide, Helga, was very informative. After the museum, she guided us the Santa Maria Novella where we gasped in awe of the architecture. The price of this tour includes a preselected lunch of bruschetta, penne pesto, penne bolognaise and refreshing lemon sorbet. Later in the day, you board a coach bus to Pisa, which is about 2 hours away. There is yet another tour guide on that trip. The bus drops you off quite a distance from Miracles Square, so wear very comfortable flat shoes or sneakers. A woman on our trip had trouble walking and couldn't keep up with the group. Unfortunately, she was not told that this was a walking tour. Once the group was together, we met our last tour guide, a government appointed guide, Sara. She was friendly, witty, and knowledgeable. We had enough time to take pictures and explore the cathedral. However, we didn't have time to explore the tower or the baptistery. For entry into the Leaning Tower, you must buy a timed ticket.
Well staffed and logistics perfect...
, Aug 2017
Well staffed and logistics perfect. Greatly enjoyed.
I will keep it short. 6 of us on...
James S
, Jun 2017
I will keep it short. 6 of us on train from Rome, good start. When we arrived at Florence we joined about 60 more on full sized bus. Most tourists were English speaking but had a handful of Spanish speakers as well. Big bus, downtown Florence caused everything to run late and big group dynamics did not help. Weird ending on that part. We were in front of the cathedral and the guide said There is the cathedral and if you want to go in join that massive line, be back at the train station at 2:15. The restaurant is over there, here are the lunch vouchers. Went straight to lunch and it was so close we had to hustle to make the train...over 2 hours for service, and that was with us trying to push them. In Pisa, one guide handled both English and Spanish so everything went slow. Beware: Lots of walking at both locations and we were in the June heat. The tour could be great, just not with that many people.

Product code: 5835P36

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