Bologna and its towers: a lifelong affair. Let’s start from the most amazing medieval buildings that still dominate the city skyline.
THE ELEGANCE OF THE PORTICOES
Let's travel back to the fifteenth century with the elegant red and white marble columns of one of the most beautiful Unesco Heritage porticoes in Bologna.
SWEET AND SAVORY
After filling your eyes with architectural and artistic beauty, let’s now also tease your taste with a savory surprise, a delicious coffee, and a typical local sweet while strolling around one of the lesser known markets of the town.
Surprisingly full of colors and elegant figures, the Bentivoglio Chapel and the Santa Cecilia Oratory reveal how rich, cultivated and artistically fashionable Bologna was in the Early Renaissance period.
THE FOOD AND MARKETS THAT CAN'T BE MISSED
In a local deli shop, we will taste the real Bolognese sauce while sipping a glass of local wine and then continue our culinary journey in one of the most authentic markets in town, tasting mouth-watering cured meat, bread and cheese.
AT THE OLDEST OSTERIA
We wrap up the tour with a sweet treat and a glass of dessert wine in the oldest osteria of Bologna – the final step to become true locals!
THE TOUR INCLUDES:
Entrance to the following churches: Santa Maria dei Servi, San Giacomo with the Bentivoglio Chapel and the Oratory of Santa Cecilia.
A special coffee/hot drink with a savory treat and a sweet one
A course of fresh pasta with Bolognese sauce and a glass of wine
A selection of cured meat, cheese and bread
A sweet treat with a glass of dessert wine
A little souvenir of the experience
Licensed tour guide fully in English. Other languages at request.
Tour starts at 09:00 a.m.
Meeting with the guide 10 minutes earlier, in front of the Two Towers, next to the San Petronio statue.
About 4 hours, 3.2 km.
The maximum capacity of this tour is 10 people.
Please note this is not a private tour: please contact us if you’d prefer a private and customized art & food tour.
The tour is suitable for vegetarians and people with gluten intolerance (or celiac disease), via previous indication. It’s not suitable for vegans. Sorry, dogs are not allowed. We recommend this tour to +12 yrs visitors. For family-friendly tours check out our Bologna Family Tour!
The tour is fully refundable if cancelled up to 24 hours before start. No Show: no refund planned.
SAFELY ENJOY OUR TOURS DURING COVID 19
For guides and visitors it’s mandatory to wear a face mask, in line with the current Italian laws;
For guides and visitors it’s mandatory to have a valid QR code for the European Covid vaccination or equivalents, in line with the current Italian laws;
During the tour everybody must respect social distancing;
Hand sanitizer will be available throughout the tour