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Historical Tour of Bologna provided by Riccardo Bacchi

Historical Tour of Bologna
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£42.48
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
180–210 minutes
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
25
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    180–210 minutes
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    25
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
A mix of art masterpieces, history, food stories, legends and secrets described by a local art lover with a great experience and knowledge of the city. The tour itself will be like a dive into history and time. All information about art will be experienced by the visitors as a trip enriched with details about life, food, culture, music and traditions of those ages.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 180-210 minutes
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Italian
Know before you go
  • Duration: 180-210 minutes
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English, Italian
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 88062P1
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Basilica di San Petronio
  • Entry/Admission - Archiginnasio di Bologna
  • Entry/Admission - Chiesa di Santa Maria della Vita
Duration
180–210 minutes
Departure details
  • Bar Vittorio Emanuele, Piazza Maggiore, 1, 40124 Bologna BO, Italy I will wait for travellers in front of Caffè Vittorio Emanuele, next to Piazza Maggiore.
Additional information
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travellers
Inclusions
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Basilica di San Petronio
  • Entry/Admission - Archiginnasio di Bologna
  • Entry/Admission - Chiesa di Santa Maria della Vita
Departure details
  • Bar Vittorio Emanuele, Piazza Maggiore, 1, 40124 Bologna BO, Italy I will wait for travellers in front of Caffè Vittorio Emanuele, next to Piazza Maggiore.
Duration
180–210 minutes
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Bar Vittorio Emanuele
    Piazza Maggiore, 1, 40124 Bologna BO, Italy
    I will wait for travellers in front of Caffè Vittorio Emanuele, next to Piazza Maggiore.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Piazza Maggiore
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Palazzo d'Accursio
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Basilica di San Petronio
    Stop: 35 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Archiginnasio di Bologna
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
    Pass by
    Mercato di Mezzo
  • 5
    Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano
    Stop: 40 minutes
    See details
  • 6
    Chiesa di Santa Maria della Vita
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
    See details
    Pass by
    Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Popular mentions

5.0
27 reviews
Excellent
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Very good
2
Average
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Poor
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Renata M
4 contributions
Sep 2021 • Solo
Riccardo is passionate about the history, art, and culture of Bologna and the region. His knowledge is encyclopedic. If you want to be completely immersed, and see and learn things that you will
not if you are on your own - unless you’re a complete Italian history nerd - give yourself the gift of a tour with him.
Written 1 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jens A
Copenhagen, Denmark8 contributions
Jul 2021
A great tour of some of the incredible sights Bologna has to offer. Riccardo knows a lot and is a great storyteller so you are totally captivated by him.

We were only two people, but because we really enjoyed the tour he used an extra hour on us, and the only reason we couldn't have more, was because he had chosen to do some voluntary teaching for the kids not fortunate enough to go elsewhere during the summer as their parents had to work.
Written 8 August 2021
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Sebastian B
1 contribution
Oct 2020 • Family
Very knowledgeable, humorous and kind guide. Interesting facts and entertaining tour through the Ages.
Written 17 October 2020
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LMF
California4 contributions
Oct 2020
Riccardo's love for his city is apparent in his tours. He's very passionate about sharing his knowledge and his "insider" observations regarding Bologna. He's also very flexible and accommodating, consistently checking to make sure you're enjoying the tour and comfortable with the pace. I'd certainly recommend a tour with Riccardo.
Written 15 October 2020
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Attila S
3 contributions
Apr 2019
Riccardo was a great guide, with lot of interesting information. And the food was great and fantastic. It was very interesting, and Riccardo was very kind.
Written 30 March 2020
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Ramiro Adjani
1 contribution
Jan 2020
Riccardo opens for you the doors of a hidden Bologna, beyond the usual touristic attractions and high-cholesterol eateries.

As true Bolognese, Riccardo is able to unveil the real life of the city and its inhabitants, through his compelling narrative style and incredible knowledge.

A must-do for all of those who would like to discover Bologna's untold stories and its complicated political life.
Written 24 March 2020
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Nicola F
Camugnano, Italy3 contributions
Jan 2020 • Friends
Riccardo is a very competent tour guide, who speaks multiple languages, and he is very passionate about his job. A love for art, history and culture is what you feel from the beginning to the end of the tour. I’m from Bologna myself, but Riccardo was so good at digging into the history and the stories behind the wonderful buildings and paintings that I almost felt I was traveling far away from home. Highly recommended!!!
Written 5 March 2020
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Giacomo S
New York City, NY7 contributions
Awesome experience in Bologna, Riccardo was so knowledgeable of the city and give us great tips where to visit and eat. Bellissimo!
Written 4 March 2020
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Riccardo C
I really appreciated the way you were interested in the tour and in the things I showed you, see you soon! R.
Written 4 March 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

By: Riccardo Bacchi
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Awesome tour!
Ricardo is an amazing local tour guide! His knowledge of Bologna including architecture, art and history and the ar
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Excellent and enjoyable to see and learn about Bologna
Riccardo KNOWS this city-the art, the architect and its history! Fabulous tour. He went above and beyond to assure
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Visit
Very professional and friendly guide :) we had great time discovering Bologna and learning its most beautiful yet n
PeterSanDiego
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Very flexible and knowlegedable guide
Riccardo planned a great day for myself and 6 friends. We met at 10.00 as planned close to our hotel. We had a grea
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Wonderful Tour of Flavors and Culture
I Sapori Del Appennino Bolognese with Riccardo is a wonderful experience of flavors and culture! Riccardo’s profo
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Riccardo Bacchi - guided tour of Bologna
It was scheduled to be a 2 hour tour, but he was kind enough make suggestions to incorporate small additions into
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