Bologna, the city of towers


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  • To really get to know a territory
  • Because it is reserved only for you and your group
  • Because it's custom made
  • Because I will help you define your itinerary

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Visit the most evocative places of downtown Bologna, from palaces to churches and the masterpieces preserved.

Bologna, the city of towers

  • Bologna
  • 3 hours
  • Individuals or groups

Bologna “the Red, the Learned and the Fat”

The University of Bologna, founded in 1088, is the oldest in Europe, contributing to the city’s distinctive atmosphere. The long porticoes, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, hold evocative sights and stories to be heard.
The city amazes with its buildings, such as the two towers from medieval times; with its ferment, with the number of intellectuals and artists who have worked in the city and drawn inspiration from it. The museums, churches, alleys, markets, palaces, libraries and masterpieces it preserves, display its long history.

Join me on a journey through Bologna, and you will discover its most authentic side! You will learn about the history of the magnificent Neptune Fountain, why the city is known as “the learned, the fat, the red one”; why the imposing Basilica of St Petronio is the most beloved by the Bolognesi, and much more. We will take a walk through the alleys of the famous “mercato di mezzo”, overlooked by taverns and food shops. We will pass by the two towers and discover their early use, walking to the window of Via Piella, a glimpse into another chapter of the city’s history.


Meeting location

Neptune fountain, piazza del Nettuno.

Upon request, I can also meet you at another location in the city center.


3 hours

What's included

  • Guiding service

What's extra

  • Monuments admission fees

This tour includes a visit to the following places:

  • Neptune fountain
  • Piazza Maggiore
  • Church of St Petronio
  • Archiginnasio, former location of the University
  • Quadrilatero
  • Piazza di Porta Ravegnana
  • Via Piella window
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Can I customize this tour?

Certainly! This is a private tour and therefore completely customizable. Please contact me with your details.

Can I change the duration of the tour?

Yes, you can! I can tailor the tour to the time you want to spend visiting the sites.

Where do I purchase monuments entry tickets?

I recommend purchasing them online a few days before your visit. I will also give you all the information for entry times to book.

Cancellation policy

No payment is required if the service is canceled up to one week before the date of the tour. If the cancellation occurs between 7 and 2 days before the tour, an 80% payment of the total amount is required. If the cancellation occurs within 48 hours before the visit, the full payment is required.


⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Kit A. from U.S.A.
5 stars are not enough to measure Luana. She deserves more. She is very knowledgeable and articulate and her explanations are easily understood. Luana has a warm and engaging personality – you’d love to have her as a friend. We wish we could have had more time with her but we feel we experienced a great deal of this magical city. We highly, highly recommend Luana for your next tour.

June,  2022

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Jim Coumanidis from U.K.
Fabulous tour of Bologna. Our guide Luana made our day unforgettable. Meeting Luana was exceptionally easy. Her knowledge passion and love of the region is infectious. We covered all the major sites, Piazza Maggiore, Basilica San Petronio, Bologna University including the anatomy museum and library, Due Torri, Santo Stefano and the wonderful quadrilatero where the tour ended with delicious tastes of Bologna. Prosciutto, Mortadella and local salami washed down with Sangiovese. Absolutely perfect. A must.

January, 2023