Tour guide services/sample itinerary: "RED, ERUDITE AND FAT" half day tour.
If you have never been to Bologna and don't have much time, a half day tour is perfect to discover the core of the city. Just visiting the very heart of the town centre you'll find out what Bologna is....
The russet and red of its bricks, the porticoes, the medieval towers, the astonishing churches, the oldest university of the world, and its world renowned amazing cuisine.
We'll start our tour in Piazza Maggiore with its main buildings (City Hall, Podestà Palace, & King Enzo's Palace). Here we can visit the Basilica of Holy Petronio, one of the biggest churches of Christendom.
Next to Piazza Maggiore we can see Piazza Nettuno, where we can admire Neptune's Fountain. We can also walk into Sala Borsa, where you can stand upon ancient roman ruins.
We will then move to the Archiginnasio Palace, first official seat of the oldest University in the western world, with its famous Anatomy Theatre (closed on Sundays).
Passing through the historical Food Market, we can stop to visit the famous "Compianto" in Santa Maria della Vita, where we will reach the gothic Merchants' Palace.
Taking a stroll under the porticoes we will arrive at St Steven's Church, better known as the Seven Churches, to eventually finish our tour under the city's famous "Two Towers".
-Rental of headphones to visit the churches (mandatory for groups of more than 7 people, cost €1.50 per person).
-The entrance fee to The Anatomical Theater: €3 per person.
-The cost of transportation.