Basilica of San Domenico, Bologna

Basilica of San Domenico, Bologna: Our most recommended tours and activities

Bologna: Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt and City Tour

1. Bologna: Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt and City Tour

Explore Bologna with an interactive smartphone tour. Immerse yourself in the city while solving location-based riddles on this walking tour. Marvel at the two leaning towers  Asinelli and Garisenda. Admire the 12th-century Santissimo Salvatore church. Solve puzzles outside of ten Bologna attractions. Use clues at each attraction to find your next destination. Enjoy the challenge of using logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to complete the game. Feel the satisfaction of solving each riddle. Have the freedom to pause or resume the tour whenever you want. Admire the city at your own pace. Uncover interesting information and facts about the city. Snap as many pictures as you want.  You can start playing anytime, the schedule is indicative. Start your tour at Towers of Bologna. Visit the Biblioteca Salaborsa with its unique archives. Photograph the municipal complex of Palazzo d'Accursio and the chapel and admire the Santuario di Santa Maria della Vita with its original Gothic style and lifelike sculptures. Then head to the Salina Palace and Osteria Le Sette Chiese for some unbeatable photo opportunities. Admire the beautiful Piazza Minghetti and the interior of Basilica di San Domenico. The small but miraculous Oratorio dello Spirito Santo is well worth your time, and the icing on the cake is the Church of the Holy Savior.

Bologna: City Introduction in-App Guide & Audio

2. Bologna: City Introduction in-App Guide & Audio

Walk through a beautiful route of the city, discover hidden gems and visit 10+ of the most important attractions and spots. Learn some introductory information about each place and interesting stories about the city in general. Download the ‘World City Trail ‘app from the store and login. Read the instructions and head to the starting location. Unlock photos of the exterior and the interior of the location. Listen or read some information regarding the attraction and continue walking to the next checkpoint. Note what you liked and did not like and create your bucket list for the next days! Start your walk any time, without a schedule. Pause it for lunch, have a drink, visit an attraction of your choice, and continue later or even another day. With the maps feature, you will never get lost. Start your tour at Towers of Bologna a symbol of the city! Visit the Biblioteca Salaborsa with its unique archives. Photograph the municipal complex of Palazzo d'Accursio with its unique chapel and admire the Santuario di Santa Maria della Vita with its unique Gothic style and lifelike sculptures. The Salina Palace in front of a mythical square will amaze you. Then Osteria Le Sette Chiese awaits you, don't forget to take pictures. Piazza Minghetti will leave you speechless with its beauty. Admire the Basilica di San Domenico and its beautiful interior! The small but miraculous Oratorio dello Spirito Santo is worth your time and the space on your mobile memory, while the icing on the cake of this unique tour will be the Church of the Holy Savior that will surprise you with the peace that emanates...

Bologna: Churches and Cathedrals Walking Tour

3. Bologna: Churches and Cathedrals Walking Tour

Discover the wonders of the historic churches of Bologna through this 3-hour tour. After meeting your guide at the meeting point, head to your first stop, the Basilica of San Petronio, which is the main church of the city. Outside, admire the unfinished facade of this Gothic masterpiece then head inside to discover the statue of Pope Julius II, made by Michelangelo. Next, continue through Bologna's wandering streets to reach the Basilica of San Domenico, the main seat of the order of preaching friars. In the church, discover the Ark of St. Dominic and the remains of St. Dominic, founder of the order. Finally, head to a hill located just outside the city limits, where you can admire the San Michele in Bosco complex. From the churchyard, you can admire panoramic views over the city and surrounding countryside, for the perfect end to your tour.

From Milan: Parma and Bologna Private Day Trip

4. From Milan: Parma and Bologna Private Day Trip

Enjoy a Private Tour of Parma and Bologna from Milan for twelve hours with a private tour guide for two hours in each city and a private luxury vehicle with a chauffeur that will pick you up and drop you off from your hotel in Milan. Once your private chauffeur has picked you up, besides your private tour guide you will go ahead to your first destination. You will discover Parma, a city in the north of Italy that has remarkable medieval architecture and beautiful forests surrounding it. Your private tour guide will show you the tourist attractions of the city such as the cathedral with Romanesque style, the opera house Teatro, the Baptistery with Romanesque and Gothic styles and much more. When you finish visiting Parma you will go ahead to your destination, Bologna which is one of the best-preserved historic cities and has one of the largest medieval old towns in Europe. You will visit as well the tourist attractions of Bologna such as the two medieval famous towers, the Piazza Maggiore, the Basilica of San Petronio known for being one of the largest churches in existence, the basilica of San Francisco known for being a Gothic church and much more. After visiting the two cities, your private chauffeur will drop you off at your hotel in Milan or your place of preference inside the city.

Milan: Private Day Trip to Bologna with Sightseeing Tour

5. Milan: Private Day Trip to Bologna with Sightseeing Tour

Explore the monuments and charming corners of the medieval town of Bologna on this full-day tour from Milan. See sights like the Basilica of San Petronio, the Fountain of Neptune, and the first University of Bologna on a guided tour. Have some free time where you can try some local cuisine. Be picked up from your destination in Milan and travel aboard a car for groups of up to 3, a van for groups up to 6, and a bus for groups of up to 19. Relax on the scenic drive to Bologna. Meet your guide and begin your tour. Visit Piazza Maggiore square at the historical and geographical center of Bologna. Take in its medieval style and see the the Basilica of San Petronio which was built in1390 and where the coronation of Charles V took place. View the Fountain of Neptune which was created in 1563 by Tommaso Lauretti. Discover the first University of Bologna, which is considered the oldest university in the world that is still functioning. It is believed to have been founded in 1088 by Irnerius. It attracts many students from Italy and all over the world which lends a vibrancy to the city. Go by the Quadrilateral market, the Asinelli and Garisenda towers, the Archiginnasio Palace, and the Romanesque architecture of the Basilica di San Domenico. Spend some free time exploring the city at your own pace and have the chance to purchase some delicious local cuisine. Return to your meeting point in Milan at the end of your tour.

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What people are saying about Basilica of San Domenico, Bologna

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 19 reviews

Took a little time to figure out how to download / use the app, but once we got it figured out it was perfect. Just the thing for a quick reconaissance around the old city if you only have a few hours and want to use your time as efficiently as possible.

Lovely way to see the main sites at your own pace. We only had one day in Bologna so wanted to make the most of it and this scavenger hunt was just fabulous.

Brilliant way to learn about and explore the city at your own pace. Myself and my partner had an absolute blast completing this throughout the city

This was a great self paced tour of the city, which provided the option to explore a number of the attractions at our pace and continue the tour.

Great game. Very motivating to visit the city at your own pace and see the main monuments. Excellent game to play with teenagers!