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Private Tour: Ecclesiastical Heritage of Bologna
"Your guide can show you up to 3 different churches that present significant yet different aspects of the selected genre. (Popular visits include S. Stefano S.Petronio and S.Domenico). This in-depth hassle-free private tour is hosted by a professional guide. Please list any special interests you have at the time of booking to alert your guide so that he or she can prepare for your private tour.""""Delve into Bologna's Romanesque Gothic and Baroque churches on your private guided tour examining the history
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Private Tour: Classical Bologna Walking Tour
"Untouched by mass tourism Bologna is the capital of the prosperous Emilia Romagna region. On this Classical Bologna Private Walking Tour you'll discover why Bologna has so many nicknames including La Dotta (The Learned) for its ancient university; La Rossa (The Red) for the warm colors of its roofs and houses and La Grassa (The Fat) for the wonderful food you'll find here!This private walking tour takes you to see some of the most important buildings in the city
From EUR71.00
 
2-Hour Historic Bike Tour of Bologna
"Meet your guide at the bike rental store near the train station and take off on an easy 10 km (6 miles) bike ride through historic Bologna. Beginning with a look to the modern quarter of Manifattura delle Arti now the focus of the hi-tech centre of the city you will be guided around the history of the medieval harbour of Bologna with a focus on the importance of the subterranean canals in Bologna. Arrive at the Prendiparte Tower an elegant and well preserved tower to lead your imagination into the past. The discovery of the ghetto will show the importance of the Jewish community in Bologna
From EUR35.00

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Majani

One of the highlights of our Enjoy Bologna foodie tour was our visit to the famous chocolate shop Majani on Via de' Carbonesi. It’s hard to believe, but my pre-trip research had failed to alert me to...
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toonsarah
Oct 10, 2015

Ceramics

Located in Rocchetta (the basement of the Asinelli Tower), this beautiful shop offers nice local craftworks in ceramics. You wont find cheap touristy ceramics here because all items are made in art...
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croisbeauty
Nov 17, 2014

Gorgeous local pasta, bread and .. kitchenware

For any food and cooking enthusiast, Bologna is the utmost shopping paradise. Especially the area east of Piazza Maggiore is dotted with speciality shops for the typical delights of Bologna and this...
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Trekki
Oct 11, 2014

Fresh produces - daily

For those who are staying in accommodation with kitchen and for anyone who wants to buy just small snacks or fruit: the fruit & vegetable market stalls east of Piazza Maggiore, in the east-west...
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Trekki
Oct 08, 2014

Bookshops

Bologna is a university town with more than 80000 students. Hence the availability of bookshops and books of course is quite large. These are ranging from the traditional ones to shops with used...
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Trekki
Oct 08, 2014

Eataly

Eataly is good food shopping chain. You can find it in some italian cities and also abroad. I had never the chance to visit one of those shops before and so, in Bologna I did not want to miss it.They...
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xaver
Jan 07, 2014
 
 
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The oldest shop in Bologna

Would you believe it, this shop was established in 1273, which means 840 years ago and still standing! It can be seen in Piazza della Mercanzia although its adress is Via San Stefano 1 but fact is,...
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Feb 10, 2013

flowers

Florists have a special gift for harmony and beauty, Italian florists in that are widely known and recognized. If one lives in the city of exceptional beauty, where every house or street excudes charm...
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Feb 10, 2013

Via dell'Indipendenza

Via dell'Indipendenza is the longest street inside of the historic centre of Bologna, cutting it from Piazza del Nettuno all the way down to the Railway Station. It is porticoed in most of its parts...
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croisbeauty
Jan 30, 2013

Via Foscherari

I am not sure about location weather this is via Foscherari or Massei, anyway, the small green market is in one short and narrow street which lead directly to the Piazza Maggiore. Emilia Romagna is...
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Jan 30, 2013

Galleria Cavour

Even many Italians will describe Bologna like shopping paradise for clohs and shoes, offering very affordable prices for high quality garments. Galleria Cavour is situated in the heart of the historic...
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croisbeauty
Jan 25, 2013

La Baita

This is an amazing store in the Mercato area of Bologna. The door was open, and I could not walk past it without going into the store and checking their enormous selections of meats, cheeses,...
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Tuzik
Oct 05, 2012

Moda Italiana

A collection of various lether bags designed by world map on it. The quality of lether is Italian one, that means the best on the world market. Ladies adore handbags, especially if leather made. If...
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croisbeauty
Sep 20, 2011

Corte Isolani

There is a number of exclusive fashion shops inside of the Isolani Palace, worth to see. Bologna is known for its fashion and style and affordable prices, even Italians who visiting Bologna like...
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Sep 20, 2011

Top Hotels in Bologna

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Via Indipendenza 8, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, 40121, Italy
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Via Oberdan 12, Centre - Maggiore Square, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, 40126, Italy
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Vicolo Cattani 7, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, 40126, Italy
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Via F. Parri 9, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, 40128, Italy
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Via de' Pignattari 11, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, 40124, Italy
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Via Dell'Orso 6, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, 40121, Italy
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Top Things to Do in Bologna

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Piazza Nettuno

This is one of the must-see sights of Bologna, a draw for both tourists and locals. The former come to photograph the huge (in every sense!) depiction of the god, while for locals this is a regular...
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Santo Stefano

According the tradition it was Saint Petronio who create this basilica. He was Bologna' s bishop from 431 to around 450. The aim of this construction was to imitate the Holy sepulcre in Jerusalem....
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San Domenico

This church is dedicated to saint Dominic Guzman. He was the founder of the Dominican monks. This worship place was begun in 1221 after the death of Dominic. It was completed in 1233. Inside it was...
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University

Another nickname of the city is Bologna la dotta – Bologna the Learned. Bologna is the hometown of the oldest university in Europe, founded in 1088 (the official date) or the early 12th century –...
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San Petronio

I think it would be hard to argue that this is the most attractive of churches in Bologna, but it is certainly imposing. You can see its façade in one of the photos in my previous tip on the Piazza...
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Palazzo del Podestà

The Palazzo del Podestà was built around 1200 as the headquarters/offices for Bologna’s podestà, the chief administrator of an Italian city-state. It was at Bologna that the first documented usage of...
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"BOLOGNA - "
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"My way to stay in Bologna!"
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"il gusto di Bologna"
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"Bologna – Eat, look up, marvel, eat and savour"
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"City of towers and arcades."
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