Bologna is often overlooked by tourists in favor of some of the nearby cities, such as Florence and Venice, but it’s a city that has a vast range of exciting activities to do. Bologna is Italy’s food capital, so there’s no chance of going hungry as you tuck into pastas, cheeses and mortadella (Italian sausage). Since being named the European City of Culture in 2000, large amounts of money have been spent on the city to give it the glowing cultural scene it has now.
As well as the food and contemporary culture, Bologna is also a city which is rich in history and a great way to soak it all up is by getting a private tour guide to show you the sights. These tours can be tailored to your specifications if there are particular sights you wish to see, including Palazzo Accursio, Palazzo del Protesta, the Sala Borsa, Palazzo re Enzo and the famous Fountain of Neptune which dates back to the 16th century.