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2-Hour Walking Tour of Bologna The Doc

2-hour walking tour of bologna the doc-2

Take a deep dive into the distinctive Bolognese experience with a walking tour of this medieval city and the areas around the University of Bologna.


  • Be captivated by the history of the oldest university in all of Europe - the University of Bologna.

  • Join an English, Italian, or German-speaking tour guide of Bologna and explore its most treasured attractions.

  • Gasp in awe as you witness monuments of historic importance like the Palazzo Orlandini, Palazzo Della Mercanzia, and Museo di Palazzo Poggi.


  • 2-hour guided walking tour

  • English, Italian, or German-speaking guide


  • Any meals and drinks

  • Gratuities

  • Transport and hotel transfers

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.


29 reviews
Anthony Harrison



Feb, 2023

A very informative and interesting personal tour

Bologna’s nickname ‘La Dotta’ (meaning the Learned) perfectly encapsulates its history as one of the important centres of learning during the Middle Ages. On this two-hour-long guided tour, visit the University of Bologna, which is a popular attraction among tourists. Standing tall since 1088, it proudly holds the title of being the oldest university in Europe and counts writers like Dante and Petrarch among its famous alumni. Not far away is the Palazzo Orlandini, the birthplace of Nobel prize-winning inventor Guglielmo Marconi. The tour guide will also enlighten you about the significance of the Tombs of Glossators, Monumento a Luigi Galvani, and Archiginnasio di Bologna.

Following this, you will arrive at the Gothic architecture of the Palazzo Della Mercanzia, which is now the seat of the Chamber of Commerce. An exciting fact about the palazzo is that original recipes of classic delicacies like Bolognese sauce and Bolognese green lasagna, which have found admirers all over the world, can be found inside this building. The Piazza Verdi is another highlight of the tour as the electrifying square is considered to be the cultural hub of the city. You may even hear classical music blaring out of the Teatro sound system from the nearby Teatro Comunale di Bologna (opera theatre) during your tour.

Important Information

  • This tour is pram/stroller and wheelchair accessible.

  • Pets and guide dogs are allowed.


  • Mon & Thu: 3pm & 5:30pm.
  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the meeting point.

  • Please arrive at the meeting point 10 minutes before the scheduled time of your visit to avoid any delays.

Meeting Point

  • Meet your guide at the corner between Piazza Malpighi and Via Porta Nuova, close to the city gate.

  • Address: Via Porta Nova, 13, 40123 Bologna BO, Italy.

  • Your guide will hold a call sign "crusoe".

Get Directions to the Meeting Point

Getting There

By Bus

  • The closest bus stop is Piazza Malpighi. It is a quick 1-minute walk to the meeting point.

  • Board buses 11, 14, 20, 21 and more to get you there.


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