Free Guided Tours in Bologna
All Guests staying at the BEST WESTERN Hotel Re Enzo are allowed to book a free guided tour to Bologna city center
The walking tour will start from Piazza Maggiore which has been the heart of Bologna for 2500 years.
This airy, open space is lined with the city's most important buildings: the Palazzo d’Accursio, the seat of the city council, Palazzo Re Enzo, Palazzo del Podestà, the majestic Basilica of San Petronio, the elegant Fountain of Neptune, Palazzo dei Notai and the imposing Palazzo de’ Banchi.
We will proceed to the Archiginnasio Palace (only outside) located in an elegant sixteenth-century building, the Archiginnasio was built as the first
"single" seat of the University of Bologna, Europe's oldest University.
Through the busy narrow alleyways of the market we will reach the Palazzo which was the seat of the Merchants' Forum. Built in the fourteenth century, its gothic style still attracts.
A few more steps and we will be admiring one of the most charming squares of Bologna: Santo Stefano. The square takes its name form a religious
complex known as the Holy Jerusalem of Bologna for its symbolic connections with the sites of the Passion of Christ. A historic and artistic experience not to be missed.
Before to say goodbye or better arrivederci, we will stop at Piazza di Porta Ravegnana to admire the undiscussed symbol of the city: the Two Towers. Two, two hundred, the “forest of stone”. This is Bologna and her legendary towers. Our itinerary will be come to an end at the foot of these symbols of Bologna which have benevolently watched over the city since the Middle Ages.
Free Guided Tours are available on Saturdays afternoon and Sundays morning and are reserved for individual customers, families, small groups up to 8 people.
Saturday afternoon - meeting point in Piazza Maggiore at 15.30
Sunday morning - meetng point in Piazza Maggiore at 10.30
Guided tours are for free but you need to book in advance al least 24 hours.
If interested please write a note in your online reservation form or send us an e mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
informing about the exact day, language (English or Italian) and number of people.