Welcome is Bologna

Discover Bologna

You only have a few hours to spend in Bologna but you’d still like to discover the essence of the historical city centre? Or maybe you’d love to have an expert professional guide at your disposal, to help you unlock the secrets of this medieval city?  Then this tour is for you!
Discover Bologna in two, story-packed hours you can experience the porticos, monuments and towers of what UNESCO has defined the best preserved medieval centre in the world.


  • Walking tour of Bologna with an expert local guide
  • See the most significant monuments, including the Compianto by Niccolò dell’Arca and the Teatro Anatomico
  • Learn about the city’s past and present

Every day
No tours on 25 and 26 December, 1 January

From 26 March  to 28 October :
Monday - Saturday: 4:45pm
Sunday and holidays (15 August - 4 October): 10:30am

From 16 June to 1 October: 
Monday - Saturday: ore 4:45pm
Monday, Friday e Saturday: 10:45am
Sunday and holidays (15 August): 10:30am - 4:30pm

From 29 October to 31 December :
Every day: 10:30am

From 2 January to 25 March:
Every day: 10:30am 

Bologna Welcome
Tourist information and incoming services point
Piazza Maggiore 1/e - 40124

2 hours



  • Skilled Italian/English speaking tourist guide 
  • Entrance to the Anatomical Theatre and Stabat Mater hall 
  • Entrance to the Compianto by Niccolò dell’Arca

Piazza Maggiore, entry to San Petronio church, Piazza della Mercanzia, the ancient market area, entry to Santa Maria della Vita (Compianto by Niccolò dell’Arca), entry to Archiginnasio, Due Torri (The itinerary is subject to change based on locations’ closures/opening)

Free for Bologna Welcome Card holders
€ 15.00
per person
Free for children under 12 

If you cancel at least 1 day in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel later, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.