Bologna is one of Italy’s prettiest cities, filled with grand red-brick buildings, arcaded streets and Medieval towers. You’ll start your tour of the city at Piazza Maggiore, Bologna’s main square. It’s bordered by beautiful buildings, including the Basilica di San Petronio, Palazzo del Podestà and Palazzo d’Accursio. You’ll have the chance to step inside the Basilica and see its famous chapels and frescoes. Next up, we’ll head to the Palace of Archgginasio. It was the first permanent seat of Bologna’s famous university, and you can still sit on the benches of the 17th-century anatomical theatre where dissections used to take place. The city’s traditional market and iconic Medieval towers are next on the agenda. Once we’ve finished, you’ll have an hour or so to explore on your own. If you fancy some lunch, try the spag bol, or ragù alla Bolognese as the Italians call it – it was invented here.
- SUITABILITY Moderate physical activity.