Bologna Free Walking Tour

Bologna free walking tour takes you to discover the city of Bologna, located in the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy, is known for its rich cultural heritage and delicious cuisine. The city is home to numerous historic landmarks, including the Two Towers, the San Petronio Basilica, and the University of Bologna, the oldest university in the world. Bologna is famous for its cuisine, including traditional dishes such as tortellini and lasagna, and is a hub for food lovers. The city is also home to many art galleries, museums, and theaters, offering plenty of opportunities for cultural experiences. Bologna is a vibrant and lively city with a rich history and plenty of attractions for visitors to enjoy.

General information

Meeting point: Piazza Maggiore

Start times: 11:00 hrs / 18:00 hrs

Duration: 2 hours

Language: English

Availability: Everyday

Price: Tip only basis

Note: Booking this tour is mandatory

Free Walking Tour Bologna – Itinerary

Free walking tour Bologna starts at Piazza Maggiore, one of the largest and most famous public squares in Bologna. This stunning square is surrounded by elegant buildings, including the Palazzo Comunale, the former town hall, and the magnificent Basilica di San Petronio, a beautiful Gothic church. 

Next, head to the historic heart of the city, the Quadrilatero, a maze of narrow streets and colorful buildings that is home to many of Bologna’s best shops, cafes, and restaurants. This charming neighborhood is a great place to wander, take in the sights, and sample some of the city’s delicious food. 

From the Quadrilatero, make your way to the Torre degli Asinelli, one of Bologna’s two famous leaning towers. This towering structure is one of the tallest medieval towers in the world and offers stunning views of the city and its surroundings. 

Next, visit the Bologna University, one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in the world. This historic institution was founded in the 11th century and is home to many of Italy’s most important academic and cultural institutions. 

As you continue your tour, be sure to stop by the beautiful Chiesa di San Domenico, a stunning Gothic church that is one of the most important landmarks in Bologna. This historic church is known for its beautiful frescoes, intricate carvings, and stunning stained-glass windows. 

Finally, end your tour at the Piazza Santo Stefano, a charming square surrounded by historic buildings, including the beautiful Basilica di Santo Stefano, a stunning Romanesque church that is one of the most important landmarks in Bologna. This charming square is a great place to relax, take in the sights, and enjoy a delicious meal or a refreshing drink.