Bologna In-App Audio Tour: A Walk Through the Capital of Emilia-Romagna

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Audio tour
Audio tour in English
Route length: 5 km
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Duration 2h
Audio tours on your smartphone
After purchase, you will receive the link to download the app to take this tour
Control your experience
With the in-app audio guide, you decide when to start, pause, and finish your tour
No internet is required
All audio tours and tickets can be downloaded to your device anytime

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Hosted by Paola Masciadri
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  • You'll receive a self-guided audio tour right after booking
  • Explore the “educated, fat, red” city at your own pace guided by your own in-app audio tour
  • Admire the Basilica of St.Domenico adorned with the statues by young Michelangelo
  • Stop by the highest leaning tower in Italy and learn which scientific experiments it was used for
  • See Europe's oldest university where Dante, Copernicus, Marconi, and other notables studied
  • Choose to visit the Sanctuary of San Luca to hear the legend of "the miracle of the rain"
This in-app audio tour offers a self-guided exploration of Bologna's timeless treasures along the well-planned route. You'll encounter iconic landmarks, magnificent basilicas, and significant historical sites that have shaped Bologna's identity. Begin your adventure at Via Indipendenza, close to the central railway station. As you walk along the most important street in Bologna in the direction of its main square, the expertly crafted audio commentary will bring you back in time, to the the Middle Ages. As you step in the Piazza Maggiore, you will be amazed by the Basilica of St. Petronio — the last large example of the late Gothic style of architecture in Italy. Next, you will pass by the Basilica of St.Domenico adorned with the statues by young Michelangelo. You will then see the real symbol of Bologna, which feature on every postcard – the Two Towers, one of which is the highest leaning tower in Europe. Then, you will stop by the famous University of Bologna – the oldest continuously-operating university in the world that scholars like Dante Alighieri, Francesco Petrarca, Albrecht Dürer, Nicolaus Copernicus, Paracelsus, and Guglielmo Marconi, called their alma mater. After that, you will explore the Jewish Ghetto and its significance in the city's cultural mosaic. Finally, you'll discover the stunning architecture of the Basilica of St. Francis. There, you may choose to extend your journey by taking the San Luca Express to the church on the hill.

What's included

  • Downloadable multimedia audio tour on WeGoTrip app
  • Detailed route from stop to stop with live GPS map on your smartphone
  • Offline functionality, audio narration, photos, and written text explanations
  • Recommendations of the museums and places to visit
  • Self-guided audio tour for your smartphone on the WeGoTrip app
  • Earphones and smartphone are not included – bring your own
  • Tickets to the museums and attractions on the route
  • In-person tour guide

Places you will visit

The route of the tour goes within circle
Via dell'Indipendenza
Via dell'Indipendenza
Basilica di San Francesco
Piazza Malpighi, 9
Download the app and the digital audio tour on your smartphone before the visit. You will find recommendations on how to get to the staring point in the first step of the tour. If you have any questions or need any assistance, please email us at
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