Silvia (October '14)

Erudite, Red and Fat


Piazza Maggiore, Bologna (Emilia romagna)
Number of people

Min 4 / Max 10

Times

09:00 - 12:30
14:00 - 18:30

Tour Options

160 €Group tour
60 € Price per personOpen tour
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The start of our journey is in Piazza Maggiore, the heart of Bologna with its main buildings colored in red: the town hall, the Palazzo del Podesta', the Neptune Fountain, the Palazzo di Re Enzo, the Sala Borsa. And of course the majestic Basilica of San Petronio (visit: opening hours).

The tour continues with a visit at the original venue of the University (founded in A.D. 1088, it is considered the most ancient university in Western world): the Archiginnasio and its famous anatomical theater, dating back to 1637.

The third stage is the historic food market from which i will take you to the Palace of Merchandise, where the Lombard Romanesque, Gothic and Classical style are blended with a prodigious effect.

From there we will proceed to St. Stephen's Square, overlooking the place where we can find the eponymous complex of religious buildings also known as the Seven Churches.

From Santo Stefano we reach Court Isolani, with its old wooden porch, one of the nearly 40 kilometers of arcades that cross the city center. And it is under the arches that we reach the two medieval towers, Asinelli and Garisenda, landmarks of the city...

Highlights
  • • Piazza Maggiore • Neptune's Fountain • Basilica of Saint Petronio • Food Market • Asinelli Tower
Features
  • Transfer from and to Bologna not included. Ticket entrance to Archiginnasio not included (4€ per person). Food and extra not included. For groups of more than 7 units the city of Bologna requires rental of audio guides that have cost € 3 per person payable on site at the time of the tour.
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