Bologna is a city filled to the brim with history, art and culture. Everything from the food and lifestyle to the music and education is painted with its millennia-old historic role in Europe, and yet it manages to modernize and be progressive. Visit the first UNESCO City of Music, as well as home to the oldest university in the world, the University of Bologna, with our 2015 tours and activities.
Start your trip to this capital of culture with a Bologna walking tour. Bologna is one of the oldest cities in Italy, and as such has notable landmarks and monuments throughout time just waiting to be discovered. Walk through the Piazza Maggiore’s open-air square and get a similar sight to what Bolognese citizens witnessed 6 centuries ago. Here, you will find Accursio Palace, which had long been the city’s Town Hall, and still holds significance today with its Civic Art Collection. Gaze in awe at the Neptune Fountain in Piazza del Nettuno, and admire the statue of Neptune, which along with the fountain structure dates back to 1565. Marvel at St. Petronio Basilica, one of the largest churches in the world, as its form looms over the piazza. Go on to the Archiginnasio of Bologna, which was once the main building of the oldest university in the world, and which now houses the Municipal Library and the Anatomical Theater, an amphitheatrical structure in which observers and onlookers would witness the dissection of living creatures.
Bologna is well-known for its remarkable food culture, so don’t miss out and take a food tour. Visit some of the most notable food producers in the city and sample Italian food like prosciutto, Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, and balsamic vinegar. Taste various types of sausage along with the famous Lambrusco wine. After tasting the food, enjoy a complete meal of Italian cuisine at a trattoria or in a winery.
Experience the history of some of the greatest automakers in the world with a Ducati and Lamborghini Guided Tour with Ferrari Musuem. Travel to the Ducati Museum where you can learn about the history of the company as you see its record on the racetrack throughout the years, and also get to visit a factory. Next up will be Lamborghini, where you will visit a museum that contains the first car that it ever produced. Also visit a Lamborghini plant, and observe the manufacturing process behind some of the finest supercars ever made. Go on to the Ferrari Museum where you can celebrate the legendary car maker’s history as you see multimedia shows, trophy exhibits, and more.