Day trip to Bologna from Rome

Rome, Italy

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icon12 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more

Journey from Rome into the heart of the beautiful Emilia-Romagna region on this full-day tour of Bologna. Meet your guide directly at your hotel (pickup is available at centrally located venues). In the company of a small group, travel to the medieval city, which is home to one of the world’s oldest universities and a wealth of historical architecture. Learn more about Bologna’s major attractions and history from your guide, and sample its many culinary highlights, too (meals own expense).
  • This seamless full-day tour makes it easy to discover Bologna
  • Pickup and drop-off are included for centrally located Rome hotels
  • Traveling with a small group ensures an intimate sightseeing experience
  • See the highlights of history-saturated Bologna, all in one day

Professional guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off (accommodations within the Aurelian Walls)
Small group limited to a maximum of 14 people
Food and drinks

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
We offer pickup in Rome from all the accommodation within the Aurelian Walls.

Departure Time

6:30 AM
Pass By:  
Fontana del Nettuno
The Fountain of Neptune is a monumental civic fountain located in the eponymous square, Piazza del Nettuno, next to Piazza Maggiore, in Bologna, Italy Its bronze figure of Neptune, extending his reach in a lordly gesture of stilling and controlling the waters, is an early work by Giambologna, completed about 1567.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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Piazza Maggiore
Piazza Maggiore is located in the very centre of Bologna. In the past, the square underwent many changes and was embellished with important buildings: the Basilica di San Petronio, Palazzo dei Notai, Palazzo d'Accursio, Palazzo del Podestà and Palazzo dei Bianchi.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano
The basilica of Santo Stefano encompasses a complex of religious edifices in the city of Bologna is located on Piazza Santo Stefano. The Basilica di Santo Stefano, also known as Sette Chiese, is the most peculiar in Bologna. Its name derives from the original idea of dividing the church in seven chuches. Others believe it was commissioned by Saint Petronio, but built on top of the ruins of a pagan temple, next to which other buildings were added.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell
The two towers are the symbol of Bologna and they are strategically placed at the entry point in the city of the ancient Via Emilia. The Torre degli Asinelli is the tallest leaning medieval tower in the world and it was built between 1109 and 1119. It is 97,20 m tall and was built by the Asinelli family. The second tower, Torre Garisenda is less taller than the first one, it is just 47 metres tall.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Basilica di San Petronio
The Basilica of San Petronio is the main church of Bologna, Emilia Romagna, northern Italy. It dominates Piazza Maggiore. It is the tenth-largest church in the world by volume, 132 metres long and 66 metres wide, while the vault reaches 45 metres inside and 51 metres in the facade. With its volume of 258,000 m³, it is the largest (Gothic or otherwise) church built of bricks in the world.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
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The “Quadrilatero” area has an ancient tradition. It had its greatest development in the Middle Ages and kept its trade vocation throughout the years. The main craft guilds of the city such as goldsmiths, butchers, fishermen, “Salaroli” (workers who salted meat to cure it), the Furriers, Barbers and the Society of Painters, had their headquarters in this area.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Semi Private Tour
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • It is recommended to wear comfortable shoes
  • Please provide your hotel (apartment or Bed and Breakfast) information at the time of booking (name, address, and phone number)
  • Service animals allowed
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers

Cancellation policy

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