Top 18 Things to do in Bologna, Italy

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Bologna Food & Wine Walking Tour
Explore one of Bologna's oldest markets with a knowledgeable guide and immerse yourself in its spectacular food and wine. Learn about the history, culture, and architecture that makes Bologna so special. Read More

Categories: Culinary Experiences, Land Adventures, Restaurants & Nightlife, Tours & Sightseeing

3 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$89
per adult

Discover Bologna Private Bike Tour
Discover the charm of Bologna on 2 wheels during a private bike tour that takes you into the city's most fascinating corners. A knowledgeable guide leads you away from the crowds and high-traffic areas, ensuring a relaxed ride through one... Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

3 hours

Free cancellation

$118
per adult

Discover Bologna Private Walking Tour
Enjoy exclusive and personalized attention from your own guide on a special walking tour tailored to your interests. Admire some of Bologna’s most famous sights such as the Neptune Fountain, the Two Towers, and Piazza Maggiore, the main square. Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

2 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$158
per adult

Discover Ferrari & Pavarotti Land Passport
At your own pace, explore the sights and attractions in and around Bologna related to Ferrari's famous automobiles and the celebrated musician Pavarotti. Enjoy access to museums, factories, and cultural and historical landmarks, and cruise between sites via a convenient... Read More

Categories: Attractions, Land Adventures, Tickets & Passes, Tours & Sightseeing

2 days

Free cancellation

$68
per adult

Ferrari, Ducati & Lamborghini Museums & Factory Tour
This once‐in‐a‐lifetime opportunity lets gearheads explore the Ferrari, Ducati, and Lamborghini factories and museums, with skip-the-line entry. Visit production facilities and see how of some of the world's most beautiful and celebrated luxury vehicles are built. Read More

Categories: Adventures, Attractions, Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

8 hours

Free cancellation

$279
per adult

Food & Ferrari: Full-Day Tour
Sports cars, delicious cheeses, and cured meats are just a few of things Italy is known for, and this full-day tour lets you immerse yourself in each of them. Enjoy skip-the-line admission to the Ferrari Museum, followed by visits to... Read More

$168
per adult

Full-Day Wine Tour with Lunch
Leave the crowded city for a day and explore Bologna's wine country like an insider. On this small-group tour, enjoy an intimate, social, and lighthearted opportunity to see and taste the best wines in the region, savor lunch in medieval... Read More

Categories: Culinary Experiences, Restaurants & Nightlife, Tours & Sightseeing

8 hours

Free cancellation

$168
per adult

Gelato-Making Class at Carpigiani University
Discover the secrets behind that delectable Italian dessert—gelato—at the Carpigiani factory, one of the top makers of gelato machinery in the world. Learn the basics of making gelato and what makes it different from other ice creams then indulge in... Read More

Categories: Culinary Experiences, Restaurants & Nightlife

3 hours

Free cancellation

$101
per adult

Hot Air Balloon Flight over Emilia-Romagna
Rise high into the sky above the beautiful region of Emilia-Romagna, powered only by the breeze. Soaring at heights up to 2,000 ft (600 m), photo opportunities of the castles and vineyards dotting the landscape beneath you are endless. Read More

Categories: Adventures, Air, Balloon & Helicopter Tours, Tours & Sightseeing

3 hours

Free cancellation

$281
per adult

Pasta-Making Class
Make pasta dough from scratch and prepare the perfect Bolognese sauce as you learn how to cook a proper Italian meal with the help of an experienced chef. After your food is prepared, take a seat and savor your... Read More

Categories: Culinary Experiences, Restaurants & Nightlife

3 hours

Free cancellation

$351
per adult

Private Ferrari Museum Tour with Lunch & Balsamic Vinegar Tasting
Take a day to explore the enticing history and world-famous heritage behind one of the world's most beloved car legends. Spend the morning at the new museum dedicated to the man behind the machine, Enzo Ferrari, before an afternoon at... Read More

Categories: Attractions, Culinary Experiences, Restaurants & Nightlife, Tours & Sightseeing

6 hours 58 minutes

Free cancellation

$169
per adult

Private Gourmet Food & Winetasting Tour with Pasta-Making Class
Spend your day soaking up Bologna’s culinary heritage on this gourmet tour. Visit local food shops and an open-air market, and then learn how to cook an authentic Italian meal with the help of an experienced chef. A delicious winetasting... Read More

Categories: Culinary Experiences, Land Adventures, Restaurants & Nightlife, Tours & Sightseeing

6 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$383
per adult

Private Gourmet Tour
Discover Bologna’s delectable culinary past as you explore specialty food shops and ancient market in an intimate group setting. Enjoy bite-sized versions of local delicacies, including mortadella sausage, ciccioli, chocolate, and gelato. This is a must-do excursion for hungry gourmands.... Read More

Categories: Culinary Experiences, Land Adventures, Restaurants & Nightlife, Tours & Sightseeing

2 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$197
per adult

Private Historic City Center Walking Tour
Renowned for its incredible cuisine, Bologna is also rich in tradition and beautiful architecture. With your local, expert guide leading the way, discover the city’s main highlights, including its beautiful churches, the 15th-century Piazza Maggiore, and the iconic Two Towers.... Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

2 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$158
per adult

Segway Tour
Hop on an electric Segway and zip around Bologna to see many of the city's historic sites. Your Segway is easy to handle, and your enthusiastic guide leads the way, keeping you informed and entertained with facts and anecdotes about... Read More

Categories: Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

2 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$111
per adult

Shared Coach: Bologna Airport (BLQ) - Rimini
Enjoy convenient and cost-effective shared transportation between Bologna Airport (BLQ) and Rimini Train Station and Rimini Fiera Est aboard a coach. For transfers to and from Bologna Airport, the zones to select from include: Read More

Categories: Airport Shuttles & Limos

1 hour 40 minutes

Free cancellation

$28
per adult

Shared Shuttle: Bologna Airport (BLQ)
Enjoy convenient and cost-effective shared transportation between Bologna Airport and your hotel aboard a shuttle. For transfers to and from Bologna Airport, the areas to select from include: Read More

Categories: Airport Shuttles & Limos

30 minutes

Free cancellation

$9
per adult

Traditional Italian Cooking Class
Immerse yourself in the country’s culture by learning how to cook authentic Italian recipes in a fun and relaxing atmosphere. With a local chef guiding you through the preparation of simple but delicious pasta, try making your own tortellini before... Read More

Categories: Culinary Experiences, Restaurants & Nightlife

4 hours

Free cancellation

$158
per adult

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