Tour - Bologna in un giorno

1. Bologna Unveiled: A Day of Footsteps through History and Culture

Bologna is an ideal city to explore on foot. Our tour starts at Piazza Maggiore, the bustling heart of the city. Here you can find the Bologna Welcome tourist center, where you can obtain the "Bologna in One Day" guidebook. The square also hosts some of the city's most emblematic buildings, such as the Basilica of San Petronio, the Palazzo del Podestà, and the Palazzo d'Accursio.

2. A Journey through Time, Art, History, and Traditions

The Two Towers, Bologna's iconic symbols, are a must-see. The Asinelli Tower is open to the public and offers a panoramic view of the city, while the Garisenda Tower is slightly tilted, creating an interesting contrast.

The Archiginnasio Palace, the ancient seat of the University of Bologna, is another place of great interest. The Archiginnasio houses a magnificent library and the Anatomical Theatre, a hall dedicated to the study of human anatomy.

3. A Short Tour Strolling through the Historic Center

The Basilica of Santo Stefano, also known as the complex of the Seven Churches, is a fascinating religious complex made up of several interconnected churches and picturesque courtyards.

The university area is lively and full of students, cafes, and bookstores. Here you can explore the history of the University of Bologna, founded in 1088, and visit the Botanical Garden, one of the oldest in Europe.

4. How to Participate

To participate in this tour, simply go to Bologna Welcome in Piazza Maggiore and request the "Bologna in One Day" guidebook. The staff at the tourist center will be happy to provide all the necessary information and maps to help you navigate the points of interest.

5. Useful Tips

  • Wear comfortable shoes, as the tour involves a lot of walking.
  • Bring a water bottle, especially during the summer months.
  • Plan your time so you can also visit indoor places like the Anatomical Theatre and churches.
  • Take breaks to enjoy the local cuisine at one of Bologna's many restaurants or cafes.

6. Not to Miss

  • The Two Towers: the undisputed symbol of the city.
  • Archiginnasio Palace: with its Anatomical Theatre.
  • Basilica of Santo Stefano: a unique complex of churches.
  • University Area: for a taste of student life.
  • Jewish Ghetto: an area rich in history and culture.
  • Finestrella on Via Piella: a window onto Bologna's hidden canals.

By following this itinerary, you will discover the 40 most interesting points of Bologna in just one day, gathering all the essential experiences for visitors to the city. Enjoy your tour!


  • Bologna Welcome

    L'ufficio turistico di Bologna si trova nella centralissima Piazza Maggiore, sotto il portico di Palazzo del Podestà. All'interno, è possibile trovare tutto il materiale necessario per esplorare a fondo la splendida e medievale città bolognese.

    Piazza Maggiore, 1 
  • Libreria Nanni

    Custode di migliaia di opere rare e pezzi di interesse scientifico, letterario, filosofico e tanto altro, offre un parco libri di notevolissima rilevanza. Al suo esterno, sotto il portico, si possono ammirare le caratteristiche “bancarelle parigine”.

    Via de' Musei, 8 
  • Mastri Cartai

    Nasce come bottega emiliana della Mastri Cartai Editori di Perugia. E' un punto di riferimento per gli amanti della carta e dei suoi manufatti e per chi desidera un oggetto unico e personalizzato costruito a misura di cliente.

    Via San Vitale, 9/a