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Guided tour, bologna, province

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Our walking tour starts in Piazza Maggiore, the heart of the city, and its "Fontana del Nettuno", one of Bologna's symbols. We'll discuss this beautiful fountain, dedicated to the sea god.

Close by is the PALAZZO DEL COMUNE (city hall) constructed in the XIIIth and XIVth centuries. Antidotes and stories dating from the time of its construction, brings this beautiful palazzo to life. Inside lies a grand staircase .

Next door is SALA BORSA. Inside beneath the glass floor, the guide will show you one of Bologna's archaeological sites once home to the Villanovian and Etruscans.

PALAZZO RE ENZO (King Enzo's Palace), reveals the legends of king Enzo, son of emperor Frederick II, who was kept prisoner here.

SAN PETRONIO church: Defined the latest monument of the Gotico in Europe, the facade remained unfinished , as many architectural details inside and outside… Why? During the visit the guide will tell you the history of that building, dream and pride of the citizens…

The middle portal and its basreliefs are to be considered as outstanding examples of the sculpture of the XV° century. The sundial on the floor is also worth seeing.

The walking tour leads us to the PALAZZO DELL'ARCHIGINNASIO, first seat of the University of Bologna. The walls inside are covered with thousands of coats of arms You can't miss the visit to the Teatro Anatomico covered with wood panels. Part of the building is now a library with 700,000 books, rare manuscripts and codexes.

A walking tour along the Market streets is a must in Bologna: Beyond these splendid buildings you'll find a maze of alleys always full of people looking for the typical products of Bolognese cuisine. Bologna is known as "La Grassa", the fat, where you can find parmigiano, prosciutto, fruit and vegetables of many colors.

This walking tour of Bologna will finish under the TWO LEANING TOWERS. The Asinelli tower the Garisenda tower. These towers are Bologna's signature symbols .

Guided tour, bologna, province