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Bologna Piazza Maggiore Tours and Tickets

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Bologna’s beating heart is Piazza Maggiore, in the city’s old center. A classic example of Renaissance town planning, it is one of the most graceful public squares in Italy.

The pedestrianised square is surrounded by the Basilica di San Petronio, the Palazzo Communale (city hall), palatial public buildings and Bologna’s trademark covered walkways ringed by arches.

Sit at an outdoor cafe to enjoy people watching in the sunshine during the day, and visit in the early evening to see the beautifully floodlit Fountain of Neptune, sculpted in 1566.

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2-hour Walking Tour of Bologna

2-hour Walking Tour of Bologna

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With a large historic center that was built over millennia, Bologna is rich in important architectural and cultural monuments. Be sure to see all the highlights with this guided walking tour that touches on the Cathedral and Fountain of Neptune in Piazza Maggiore, the city’s two most famous medieval towers, and the university—the oldest in Europe—along with other important attractions.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$29.27
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$29.27

Classic Walking Tour Bologna

Classic Walking Tour Bologna

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Bologna is rich in cultural and culinary treasures. Experience both with this walking tour that touches on the city’s top sights before ending with a tasting of famed local specialties in a landmark gourmet shop. Explore highlights like Piazza Maggiore and the Two Towers and learn about their history and architecture from your guide. Cap off your tour with a stop in a local delicatessen to sample area wine and delicacies.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$98.19
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$98.19
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2-Hour Bike Tour of Bologna

2-Hour Bike Tour of Bologna

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A historic university city, culinary capital, and hub of architectural beauty, Bologna offers no shortage of attractions—and this zippy bike tour through town gives you the perfect opportunity to explore. Get up close and personal with the sights, from the bustling Piazza Maggiore to the Basilica of San Domenico and the modern Manifattura delle Arti district. As you go, hear about the city’s long history from your guide.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$44.50
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$44.50

Bologna Half Day Tour with a Local Guide: 100% Personalized & Private ★★★★★

Bologna Half Day Tour with a Local Guide: 100% Personalized & Private ★★★★★

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A great tour for first-time visitors, you’ll see the city with a local guide who has a passion for Bologna. The tour is completely customizable—visit a cafe for a snack based on your dietary preferences (or maybe some grappa), indulge in a bit of shopping, or check out a few art galleries. Learn about the city’s Medieval and Renaissance history and explore the plazas and old buildings downtown.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$174.55
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$174.55
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Classic Bologna Food Tour

Classic Bologna Food Tour

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Explore the culinary traditions of Bologna with this half-day food tour. Join a guide for a small-group walking tour and taste local specialties such as Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, Bolognese ragu, and mortadella. Begin the tour with a gourmet coffee, visit markets, and meet artisans at work to see how tortellini are made. Lunch at a historic osteria and a gelato tasting are included.
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  • 4 hours
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$123.60
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Withlocals Your Way! Personalised Bologna Private City Tour
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Withlocals Your Way! Personalised Bologna Private City Tour

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Feel like you're exploring Rome with a local friend who knows all the best places to go, see and eat on a private half-day walking tour. Get introduced to the layout of the sprawling city and its major sights, plus explore historic bridges, hidden squares, and lively neighborhoods not on the typical tourist path. Learn what it's like to actually live in the ancient capital, and get personalized tips on how to make the most of your Roman holiday.
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  • 3 hours
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$121.29
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$121.29
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The 10 Tastings of Bologna With Locals: Private Food Tour

The 10 Tastings of Bologna With Locals: Private Food Tour

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Eat your way through Bologna's culinary scene on a private food tour. Go on a delicious journey as you try 10 of the best food items beloved by the locals: from savory to sweet and local drinks; this tour will leave every foodie satisfied! Enjoy tastings typical of the local cuisine and hand-picked by a local guide passionate about food like Tortellini fritti and Formaggio Bianco Bologna. But that's not it! This tour is more than just food; it's a cultural experience! In between food stops, you'll also find city highlights making this experience a well-rounded tour that will satisfy every foodie. Withlocals The 10 Tastings Private Food Tour™ is one of Withlocals' signature tours available in major cities worldwide. We work with passionate local guides who earn a fair fee. We support local economies by only offering local produce and prevent over-tourism with only small non-intrusive groups. Our tours are carbon-neutral and away from the standard tourist routes.
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  • 3 hours
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$92.41
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$92.41
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Historical Tour of Bologna

Historical Tour of Bologna

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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.
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  • 3 hours to 3 hours 30 minutes
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$57.76
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$57.76

Guided Walking Tour of the Historic Center of Bologna

Guided Walking Tour of the Historic Center of Bologna

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Make the most of your day in Bologna with this guided walking tour that touches on the city’s A-list sights in just hours. Stroll beneath the UNESCO-listed porticoes to the main Piazza Maggiore to visit Basilica of San Petronio and Fountain of Neptune, gaze up at the twin medieval towers - a symbol of the city - and admire other significant city landmarks while you learn about Bologna's long history and famed cuisine.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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$51.98
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$51.98

Bologna Food & Wine tour with a local Chef

Bologna Food & Wine tour with a local Chef

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FOLLOW ME on IG @stayhungrystaybologna to see more pics and deals! I'll show you my favorite places, I'll help you to discover the few true local spots in town, where a true bolognese goes shopping and eat. The places who made our city famous, making what is now called the food capital of italy! We meet in the heart of Bologna and we will walk around downtown making 6-7 stops Oldest meat and fish market Fruit market Cheese and cured meat Best sliced pizza Typical and local sandwich place Bakery with 150 years old recipe of cake! Oldest Hosteria of Italy since 1465 for some wine taste Best Gelato place of town While we walk I'll be happy to share story and colture of the city, with some secrets just few local knows I will send you PDF with all my favorite places also and I will help with reccomandations for future meals in local way IN CASE OF RAIN / WEEKENDS OR BIG GROUPS WE WILL DO A FOOD AND LOTS OF WINE TASTING IN A LOCAL OSTERIA FROM 1888, VERY LOCAL VIBES YOU WILL LOVE IT!
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$45.05
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$45.05

Drinks & Bites in Bologna Private Tour
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Drinks & Bites in Bologna Private Tour

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Bologna is a lively university town, known for its vibrant nightlife. Experience the city’s festive atmosphere for yourself with this local-led tour that stops at some of the trendiest spots downtown for drinks and nibbles. Learn about life in the city from your guide while you sip Lambrusco wine and sample cheeses, cold cuts, and other specialties. Admire some of the city’s sights during your stroll from bar to bar.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$94.84
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$94.84
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San Luca Experience Tour and Food Tasting

San Luca Experience Tour and Food Tasting

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The Basilica of San Luca is one of the symbols of the city of Bologna. At the meeting point you will receive from a member of our staff a map and a table with the timetables of the return train, available every 45 minutes. This tour departs every day and will help you discover the city aboard the San Luca Express, on which audio guides, available in 10 languages, will tell you the history of the city until your arrival at the Basilica of San Luca. You will have the opportunity to visit this sacred and very important place for the city of Bologna and you can decide what time to return by consulting the timetables on the map. On board you will find staff who will welcome you and answer your questions. On your return you can taste the specialties of Bologna with 2 typical tastings, in the welcoming setting of the historic market.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Bologna Private Food Tour Eating For The Center

Bologna Private Food Tour Eating For The Center

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Walking burns calories, but don't worry, with our tour you will get them back right away! In the company of a certified guide, you will venture through the streets of Bologna, discovering its secrets, its most iconic monuments, its most evocative squares and, last but not least, its flavors. The historic market of Bologna is home to true, traditional and authentic flavors, which will make you take a real taste tour, all in a unique and suggestive setting like that of the ancient streets you will visit.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$121.29
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$121.29
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Local market visit and private cooking class at a local's home in Bologna

Local market visit and private cooking class at a local's home in Bologna

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Learn the secrets behind traditional recipes from Bologna during this private cooking class, complete with a local market visit. Get tips for selecting the best ingredients at the market and then settle into the chef’s home in the Bologna city center for a cooking class. Prepare three courses and then feast on everything you cook alongside a variety of local red and white wines.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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$218.33
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$218.33

Bologna Food and Wine Walking Tour

Bologna Food and Wine Walking Tour

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Taste your way through one of Italy's most celebrated culinary cities on a walking food tour of Bologna. Follow your senses and a gastronomic guide to the old city center’s best markets, vendors, and specialty shops to sample regional delicacies like Bologna ham, fresh produce, Parmesan cheese, wine, and gourmet chocolate. See where locals go to stock up on provisions, and learn about the flavorful traditions that make Bolognese recipes craved around the world.
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  • 2 hours
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$206.78
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$206.78
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Bologna : a walk into history

Bologna : a walk into history

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The city of Bologna is a rich tapestry of art, culture, cuisine, and music—a UNESCO–listed gem in the heart of Italy. On this morning or afternoon walking tour, follow your guide through Bologna’s medieval streets and find out what makes the city special. Hear the stories behind top attractions including Piazza Maggiore, the Quadrilatero, and the 14th-century San Petronio Basilica, and gain insight into Bologna’s colorful past.
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  • 3 hours
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$138.62
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$138.62
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Bologna; Private walking tour

Bologna; Private walking tour

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Bologna, the chief town of Emilia-Romagna district, is famous worldwide for its art, culture and history heritage. Home to the first university in Europe, founded in 1088, and place of birth and/or home to a great number of world-known artists, writers, musicians, scientists etc, it is also renowned for its food tradition (let alone thinking about the bolognese sauce, known and used all over the world). This customised walking tour, specifically designed for first-time visitors, will show you the reason why Bologna is so popular all over the world.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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$98.19
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$98.19
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Bologna Food & Cultural Walking Tour

Bologna Food & Cultural Walking Tour

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This walking tour was created for those who are in the city and do not want to miss the chance to admire the beauties of Bologna but at the same time savor the flavors of typical products such as salumi, crescentine and good wine. Piazza Maggiore, Palazzo Daccursio, Via d'azeglio, Archiginnasio, are just some of the destinations you can admire. The market of the quadrilateral will welcome you with its ancient perfumes where you can taste the authenticity of high quality products Absolutely not to be missed
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$91.26
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$91.26
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Bologna By Night Food & Wine Walking Tour

Bologna By Night Food & Wine Walking Tour

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To appreciate the liveliness of a city, you have to see it in the evening, when the lights go on and the city lights up with a different atmosphere. Our night tour, with accompanying tastings, is designed precisely for this: to allow you to discover the city from a different and less touristy perspective, in the company of a licensed tour guide who will show you all the secrets of the splendid Bologna by night! Program: -Meeting point Piazza Del Nettuno -Piazza Maggiore -Via D'Azeglio -Piazza Galvani -Quadrilatero Historical market -Two towers -Piazza Santo Stefano -Final tasting
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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$121.29
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$121.29
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Bologna Private Walking Tour
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Bologna Private Walking Tour

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Explore the beautiful and historic capital of Emilia-Romagna on this private 2-hour walking tour in Bologna. See the highlights of the bustling city and hear about Bologna's university, the oldest in the world. Learn about Bologna's fascinating history, dating back to 1000 B.C., and how the city remains popular among Italian and international students. Discover this fascinating and Medieval town with your private guide.
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  • 2 hours
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$168.66
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$168.66
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Bologna ​by Private Night Tour: Highlights & Hidden Gems

Bologna ​by Private Night Tour: Highlights & Hidden Gems

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As the soft evening light falls across the city’s sights, follow your local host to discover local gems. From the ‘beating heart’ piazza of Bologna itself, where the city’s best open-air market once came to life, to one of the largest Gothic Cathedrals in the world, your host will point out some of the details you might otherwise miss. Stop beside the dominating bronze statue of Neptune, and learn a few interesting anecdotes. Take advantage of the cooler, calmer evening to visit some of Bologna’s ​busier areas, as you head towards the Voltone del Podesta Archway. Wander around. Take a break at the Caffe ‘Delle Sette Chiese, testing delicious local treats while you take in the sights of the historic square below, and discover two incredible 12th Century leaning towers with their significant tales to tell. Away from the main tourist areas, see the places where locals gather to spend their evenings socializing in bars and restaurants.
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  • 2 hours
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$58.91
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$58.91
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Secret Bologna walking tour

Secret Bologna walking tour

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During our experience, I will guide you through the magnificent city of Bologna, where you will be able to find out about your city. I'll reveal the secrets of the town, walking throu both markets and monuments. I'll also make sure you have a true local for the city! I'll take you to differents "neighborhood" where you can fully feel how the atmosphere of the city changes and you can live it at the fullest. I will give you a little map to AVOID all the turistic spot, and give you advice for restaurants, taverns and markets Where to have a drink and where to buy and where to buy! Many more secrets ... can just reveal all now ...;)
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  • 2 hours
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$34.66
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Welcome to Bologna! Private Walking Tour

Welcome to Bologna! Private Walking Tour

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This is the ideal tour of Bologna if you want to get to know the best of the city on a half-day walk in the historic center. You will discover the history and culture behind each building and you will also receive further information to make unique and unforgettable your stay. We will end up in the medieval market area where you can receive some suggestions for your lunch and dinner based on typical local products. The tour is carried out by a local expert and certified local guide.
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  • 2 hours 40 minutes
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$127.07
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$127.07
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Bologna Food Tour with Wine Tasting & Guided Sightseeing of Top Attractions

Bologna Food Tour with Wine Tasting & Guided Sightseeing of Top Attractions

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Bologna’s traditional cuisine is so important to the city’s identity that it is known affectionately as “La Grassa”, or “The Fat Lady”. With this walking tour, explore both the cultural and culinary highlights of this vibrant city, taking in its main square, churches, and towers, as well as strolling through the historic market to sample local specialties and wines—all while learning about their history and significance with a guide.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$114.36
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