Short walking Tour in Bologna
All Guests are recommended to keep a couple of hours free for a pleasant and easy walking tour to discover beauties and works of art of Bologna.
The walking tour 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.
Now proceed to the Archiginnasio Palace 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. You can visit the old anatomic classroom.
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 ending the tour, 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.
Have a nice walk !!!