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BOLOGNA BY RUN: Sightseeing running tours

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TOWER & PORTICOS
Glide through the medieval porticos (38 km in the center alone) and around the numerous towers (24 still standing, including the two most famous, 
Asinelli and
Garisenda, of the original 100+) of Bologna's large historical center. The arcades themselves constitute an artistic and architectural gem, thanks to their uniqueness and variety. They are often seen along the main arteries downtown and permit us to run rain or shine, glimpsing sites to visit and traditional and hip places to hang out and dine.
SAN LUCA
Exit the center from the beautiful Porta Saragozza and follow the continuous historical portico up to the San Luca Basilica, located on the Colle della Guardia (at 300 meters above sea level), a symbol of the city. The extraordinary architectural complex of the portico of San Luca leads the visitor to the Basilica, climbing the hill through long stretches of alternating inclined planes and
 steps (2 km climb). The tour represents a show within a show  taking in the breathtaking views from Bologna's famous hills.
PANORAMA
Tour of the the south side of Bologna's historical center, sloping through the hills ("I colli") and forest parks that provide various levels of paths. Take in the scent of nature, forests and plants – just a few steps away from the old center, climbing up to and visiting the historical church and observation point of San Michele in Bosco before diving back into the lattice of streets and arcades around the city.
All our tours last approximately one (1) hour and come full circle to end in Piazza Maggiore, the pulsing heart of Bologna's beautiful medieval center.
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Reviewed 10 June 2019

Enjoyed a fantastic early morning run with Andrea and Pietro. I'd recommend anyone to do this activity as you get to see the City before it wakes up properly. The sun was up and the knowledge from Andrea was excellent.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Steve K
Reviewed 18 April 2019

If you're visiting Bologna, are a keen runner and enjoy running in the morning (before the city wakes up!), this is for you: exploring Bologna on a run with Andrea, who is a wonderful, enthusiastic and knowledgeable running tour guide. Highly recommended! I had booked...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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BolognabyRun, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Bologna by Run, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2019

Dear Elisabeth, we would like to thank you for your first-grade review. According to what you write we are looking forward to waiting for you next time in Bologna ! Next time we are going to try to lead you directly in German. Kind Regards

Reviewed 3 January 2019

My husband and I went on this tour in December and absolutely loved it. As Andrea put it, "on this tour you just feel free," and that truly is how we felt. Rather than going around in a slow, lumbering tour group we were able...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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BolognabyRun, Public Relations Manager at Bologna by Run, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2019

Dear Julia, we are so grateful for your review and we would like to thank you for having shared your enjoyable running experience in Bologna. We will do our best to expand our destinations in the future but in the meantime Happy Running !

Reviewed 11 October 2018

On a recent trip to Bologna, I met up with two different guides for running tours in Bologna. Custom tour - I asked for a tour with some greenery and hills and I got everything I asked for! Alessandro met me at my apartment in...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jenny P
BolognabyRun, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Bologna by Run, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2018

Good Morning Jenny, we are both thrilled to read that you had such an awesome running experience through town. It's going to follow another little italian tip for your future fluent italian. Ancora Grazie Mille

Reviewed 8 September 2018

This was such a fun an innovative way to discover Bologna! Andrea is a passionate and knowledgeable tour guide. And a great runner too! But don’t let the run part intimidate you if you aren’t a run enthusiast. He can easily adapt the tour and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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BolognabyRun, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Bologna by Run, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2018

Dear Patrick, thank you for taking the time to review your running experience through Bologna and its surroundings. We hope that it has been an ideal tapering running before the Run Tune Up 2018 (Bologna Half Marathon). We wish you have a good time during...More

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