A full-day exclusive complete walking tour dedicated to the “things to see and things to do” in Bologna, the most important Italian city for gourmands!
You will discover its beautiful ancient core, rich in nice squares, impressive monuments and intimate hidden courtyards and you will have the chance to loose yourself in the so-called “Quadrilatero”,
the market area where you will enjoy a special wine-gastronomical tasting!
Meeting with your private tourist fully licensed guide in Bologna for a walking tour to discover its main and not-to-be-missed beauties: from Bologna “Sistina Chapel” with XVI century Renaissance frescoes telling the stories of St. Cecilia in the Church of St. Giacomo Maggiore, you will walk as far as the famous Towers degli Asinelli and Garisenda. Then on to Piazza Maggiore and Piazza Nettuno, the civic and religious core of “the red” city, for the colours of its rooves and terracotta buildings, bounded by St.Petronio’s Cathedral, Palazzo del Podestà, Palazzo Re Enzo and Palazzo d’Accursio and embellished by the famous fountain by Giambologna. The admission to the most important church in the city, St. Petronio’s Cathedral, dedicated to its Patron Saint, will reach its highlight in The Magi Chapel, with its well-known fresco of the Last Judgement.
Late in the morning you will get to the medieval market, the heart of the city gastronomy, of “the fat” Bologna itself, with a salty tasting at one of its historic shops and time at your leisure for your individual lunch either in the indoor market or at a restaurant in the “gourmet” district.
Early in the afternoon you will reach the Church of Santa Maria della Vita, not far from there, to admire ” the Grief for the Dead Christ”, a XV century sculptural terracotta masterpiece by Niccolò dell’Arca, and then on to the Group of the Seven Churches- St. Stephen’s Abbey, named “the small Jerusalem” of Bologna. Your last stop will be the courtyard of Palazzo dell’Archiginnasio, one of the most ancient university seats in Europe, from which its nickname “the learned (city)” comes, with admission to the striking wooden Anatomy Theatre.
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