Bologna Architecture

5 days/4 nights

From only £299pp

Overview

5 days/4 nights From only £299pp

Bologna, a ‘city of towers’ is considered to be one of Italy’s most beautiful cities – a true hidden gem. This is a perfect destination for groups looking for an alternative view of Italy.
The architecture of Bologna will delight the eye: ancient, historic and true to Bologna’s early years of greatness.
Students will get to feast their eyes upon cobbled streets leading onto impressive piazzas and towers.

What's included in the trip?

  • Return scheduled flights
  • Accommodation on a B&B basis
  • Multi-bedded rooms for students
  • Single/twin rooms for leaders
  • Free itinerary planning and visits booking service
  • Comprehensive travel pack
  • 1:10 leader place ratio

Sample itinerary

  • Day 1

    Departure from UK.  Transfer to accommodation. Guided tour.

  • Day 2

    Porticoes of Bologna tour. Dall’Ara Stadium. 

  • Day 3

    Lecture. Jewish Ghetto tour. Basilica of San Luca. 

  • Day 4

    Full day excursion to Venice or Florence.

  • Day 5

    British Bologna Architecture Tour.  Departure to UK.

Accommodation

Enhance your trip

  • Palazzo d'Accursio o Comunale is a former palace and currently Bologna's town hall located on the Piazza Maggiore. The building is home to the Civic Art Collection, featuring paintings from the Middle Ages to the 19th century.
  • Bologna's most imposing and important church, the Cathedral of Saint Petronious, whose remain facade remains unfinished from as far back as 1390, when construction began.
  • Piazza Maggiore is a public square located in the very centre of Bologna and is embellished with various important buildings.
  • It is estimated that originally there were around 180 towers, however, only 20 remain today. The most famous are the Towers of the Asinelli and Garisenda which stand side by side at the Piazza di Porta Ravegnana. These two towershave become a favourite symbol of the city.
  • This 16th century building is considered one of Bologna's most important buildings. Formally, the main building of the University of Bologna, Archiginnasio houses a library and Anatomical Theatre.
  • The Fountain of Neptune is located in the Piazza del Nettuno, next to Piazza Maggiore. Before the fountain was built, an entire edifice was demolished to make space for it. The fountain was completed in 1565.
  • Tantalise your taste buds in this Italian food hall dubbed the 'Disneyland of food'.
  • For a true sense of this medieval city, visit the old market and experience fantastic gastronomy and high-quality traditional bolognese.