Meeting point: Neptune fountain
Wednesday, June 19th 2024, 09.30 am
In this guided tour of Bologna, participants will discover some of the city’s most iconic landmarks and hidden gems. The tour will start at the stunning Neptune Fountain, which is located in Piazza del Nettuno, one of the city’s most beautiful squares. Here, our expert tour guide will introduce you to the history and significance of the fountain and the surrounding area.
From there, we’ll make our way to Piazza Maggiore, which is the heart of the city and home to some of its most important buildings and monuments. We’ll explore this historic square, which has been a hub of activity for centuries, and take in the magnificent architecture of the buildings that surround it. One of these buildings is the San Petronio Basilica, which we’ll visit next. This impressive church is one of the largest in the world and is known for its striking Gothic architecture and beautiful artwork. Our tour guide will take you on a journey through the history of the basilica, highlighting its most important features and fascinating stories.
After that, we’ll climb the Clock Tower, which is one of the city’s most recognizable landmarks. From the top of the tower, you’ll be able to enjoy a breathtaking view of Bologna and its surroundings. Our tour guide will point out the most important landmarks and provide you with interesting facts and anecdotes about the city’s history and culture.
Next, we’ll visit the Archiginnasio, which used to be the main building of the University of Bologna and is now home to the Municipal Library. One of the highlights of this historic building is the Anatomical Theatre, which is a stunning example of Renaissance architecture and was used for anatomical dissections and medical lectures. Our tour guide will take you on a tour of the theatre and explain its significance to the history of medicine and science. Throughout the tour, you’ll be accompanied by our expert English-speaking guide, who will provide you with detailed and engaging commentary about the places you will visit. This tour is the perfect way to discover the best of Bologna and gain a deeper understanding of its history, culture, and traditions.
Price: included for accompanying persons