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  1. Italy
  2. Lombardy
  3. Bologna
  4. Tower of Garisenda

Bologna: 1-Day Individual Excursion From Milan

Product ID: 193604
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These high-speed return train tickets from Milan to Bologna make it easy to explore the best that Bologna has to offer. Included with your tickets is a voucher for a wine and snack tasting at a traditional delicatessen.
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Duration 1 day
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Explore the beautiful city of Bologna at your own pace
  • Discover Bologna's churches and museums
  • Taste wine and local products
Full description
Take a relaxing 1-day excursion to Bologna from Milan—hop on a high-speed train and reach the city within 1 hour. Once arrived, you'll be astounded at the variety of things to do and see in the vibrant city of Bologna. As this is an individual excursion with no guide, you're free to explore the city as you see fit and at your own pace. 

Surrounded by hills, Bologna’s city center is still much as it was during the Renaissance, with handsome red-colored buildings, medieval palaces, covered walkways with marble floors, and the enchanting leaning towers of Asinelli and Garisenda. Bologna provides the best of several worlds: it has beautiful piazzas, churches, and museums, but it's also an important commercial center. It's a thriving university town filled with cafes, bars, and nightlife. And, best perhaps of all, it's gastronomic heaven, famous for its pasta, sausage, cheese, and wine. Included with your ticket is also a tasting of a local wine and local products in a typical delicatessen shop.

Start from Piazza Maggiore—this is the heart of the city. If you want to preface your day with a good breakfast, there are plenty of places to sit down for a coffee, like under the porch of Palazzo del Podestà. Discover the wonders of Piazza Maggiore, the beautiful palaces surrounding it, and the statue of San Petronio, the patron saint of the city. At this point, you can enter the Basilica and take a look at the masterpieces it contains. Go out of San Petronio and head to the opposite side and try the “Cordless Phone” of Voltone del Podestà. After unveiling this mystery you can move to the wonderful Neptune Fountain. The square of Santo Stefano has a surreal appearance, and upon entering the Complesso delle Sette Chiese (Complex of the Seven Churches), you'll understand why this is one of the best monuments to see.

Finally, take the train back to Milan after a fun-filled exploration of Bologna. 
  • Return economy-class high-speed train ticket from Milan to Bologna
  • Tasting of 1 glass of local wine and local products (salami, prosciutto, cheese, bread) in a typical delicatessen
What’s Not Included
  • Guide
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Milan Central Station - Piazza Duca D'Aosta. Please be on the train platform, by checking the platform number on the displays, 20 minutes before departure time.

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Important information
Know before you go
• Please be aware that this is an individual excursion with no live guide
• The journey time on the train is approximately 1 hour each way
• Your departure time will be confirmed depending on availability
• Suggested time: from Milan Central Station at 8:30 AM (arriving 9:30 AM) and return from Bologna at 5:28 PM (arriving 6:28 PM)
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Product ID: 193604