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Walk Through The Historical Landmarks Of Bologna

This private virtual tour of Bologna is a good preview if you want to get to know the city from the comfort of your home. In the first part, I will give you an introduction to the history of the city, explaining what are the main nicknames that we use to call it: "the learned", "the fat", and "the red"; but also the city of arcades and towers.

From Bologna
Online Experience
1 Hour
Upto 10 people
English, Spanish
  • Real-time experience streamed live from the historical city of Bologna 
  • Explore King Enzo's palace, which is located in the center of Bologna 
  • Visit the courtyard of the University of Bologna which is decorated with the famous court of arms
  • Walk the quaint streets and learn more about the local products made here

Join me on this virtual walk through the charming city of Bologna, and get to know its culture and history like a local!
We will begin our Online Experience with a view of King Enzo's palace located in the historical centre of Bologna. The Neptune fountain, built in 1563, stands next to the palace which was put there for beautification and to provide drinking water to the public. On the sidewall of the palace, there are two statues of Eagle, one of which is rumoured to be made by Michelangelo. After admiring these sites, we will make our wat to visit some memorials from the Second World War and learn more about the role Bologna played in this period.
Moving to the main square where the Town Hall is located, I will show you how the hall is made up of three separate buildings. We will then pay a visit to the courtyard of the University of Bologna, which is decorated with the court of arms of the wealthy families who had studied there.  

Towards the end of the tour, I will take you through the narrows alleys of the "Quadrilatero", the food district of Bologna, where you will get a glimpse of some of the food shops, bakeries, and delis. Together, we will admire their specialities, which include Parmigiano Reggiano, Prosciutto di Parma, Mortadella, Balsamic Vinegar and many more. Our last stop will be in front of the two towers Asinelli and Garisenda, built in the early 12th century.

About this experience
  • Please have a good internet connection and Zoom app installed on your phone or laptop
  • The instructions to join the meeting will be sent via email shortly after the booking
Know before you go
  • Please sign in to the Zoom app five minutes before the beginning of the experience
  • This tour involves traveling to various places, and the internet connection may sometimes be weak. However, we will attempt to minimize such disruptions (only for outdoor tours)
  • You can book this tour for 75 EUR for a group of 3 screens or a private session for 125 EUR for up to 10 screens joining this activity with you from all over the world. You will see the option to book this experience as a private tour on the checkout page if it is available for that time slot
  • Since these are live tours, they may be subject to last minute cancellation due to inclement weather, Internet disruptions or other unforeseen circumstances.
Meet your Host
Francesco Antonelli

I am a licensed Tour Guide of the Emilia Romagna Region since 2015 and recently I have also become a Tour Leader. I provide cultural and artistic tours in the most famous city of my region Emilia Romagna, as well as food and wine tasting experiences (I am also a wine taster and a food storyteller).
Over the years I have cultivated many interests. I have collected Vespa scooters and a vintage Fiat 500 and I have worked in the restaurant and hospitality sector. All these interests have come together in my job as a tourist guide and in the art of storytelling. I have published two food and wine-themed travel books that have been nationally distributed and I continue to showcase my territory with dedication and passion from many points of view.

From USD 83 / Group
Important Information
  • Fully refundable in case of any cancellation upto 2 days before the tour.