Bologna Walks

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Explore Bologna with a 3-hour story-packed walk through its porticoes, monuments and towers

A mecca for foodies and music lovers, Bologna is a bustling city that hosts Europe's oldest university and features countless historic and architectural treasures. Starting from Piazza Maggiore, the city’s medieval heart, you’ll explore the major landmarks that recount Bologna’s splendid past and present, such as the imposing Basilica of San Petronio, once an important public space that hosted major events like the coronation of Emperor Charles V in 1530, and the Archiginnasio, the former seat of the University of Bologna and now home to an impressive Anatomic Theatre. Your guide will lead you under the city’s famous porticoes and through the alleys of the Quadrilatero, the medieval market lined with stands and old shops selling local delicacies. You will see also Torre Asinelli and Garisenda, the two leaning medieval towers that are commonly identified as the symbols of the city.