Piazza Galvani, Italy

Piazza Galvani, Italy: Our most recommended tours and activities

Bologna: Old Town Hidden Gems Exploration Game

1. Bologna: Old Town Hidden Gems Exploration Game

Be led on an exciting self-guided tour around Bologna's Old Town while playing a mobile-based quest with your friends and family. Solve clues and discover the fascinating history behind the monuments and attractions. Download the app, go to the starting point, and begin the adventure. Follow clues that will take you back in time to learn about the origins of some of the city's most iconic buildings and tourist sites. Here's a sneak peek at the storyline: “You’re an emerging writer from London, whose debut novel was a success. But now writers’ block has struck. The year is 1815. [...] In your despair, you’ve come to Bologna. You heard the city’s many secrets and artistic flair inspire many artists. You hope to be next...." Unlock the secret stories of the places you visit as you solve the problem and guess the answers. Learn about the seven secrets that cloak Bologna in mystery, the streets of the Quadrilatero, and more. Use the clues to lead you from one site to another. Each clue provides you with exact directions so you won't need a map, GPS, or guide. Complete the tour in about 1.5 hours, however, there’s no time limit, allowing you to go at your own pace. Play as a group or split into smaller groups/teams and compete against the others. Each person can also play on their own, separate from the group, and meet the group at the end of the tour.

Bologna: City History Guided Walking Tour - Small Group

2. Bologna: City History Guided Walking Tour - Small Group

Travel back in time as you explore the history of Bologna on this guided walking tour. View attractions like Bologna University and the tombs of Glossatori. Stroll through squares like Palazzo della Mercanzia, Palazzo Poggi, and Verdi square. Be greeted by your guide and begin your walking tour through the city. Hear about the thousand-year-old history of the Studium. See the monumental tombs of Glossatori and see the oldest university in continuous operation in the world at Bologna University. Stroll the birthplace of Guglielmo Marconi, who was awarded with a Nobel Prize and was the father of the radio communication. Stop outside the Archiginnasio building which hosts the world's biggest coat of arms collection. View a monument to the scientist Luigi Galvani in Galvani Square. Pass through the of the Palazzo della Mercanzia where you can admire the Romanesque-Lombard style of the Loggia dei Mercanti.  Continue to Palazzo Poggi square. Finish your tour in Giuseppe Verdi square where you can see the Municipal Theatre and the Basilica of San Giacomo Maggiore.  Join this easy and relaxing guided walk to quickly retrace the history of the academic development of the city. Please note, total duration of the activity is between 1.30 and 2 hours

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What people are saying about Piazza Galvani, Italy

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 15 reviews

We liked the riddle tour through Bologna because we came to many places that we might not have discovered. We also encountered some peculiarities. Unfortunately it was only in English. So we didn't understand making and couldn't solve some puzzles.

This was amazing!! Different way to learn about this city! We walked to so many streets and learnt things that we wouldnt have the chance otherwise. We were impressed from the quality of the application! Good job guys!

Great way to explore the City, some riddles are hard, but that is part of the fun. The story is also quite nice! It took us with a small break around 3 hours, tho.

Great trip! Felt little bit like an escape room, just in the city. Very sweet story and nice quests! Would definitely do it again! xoxo

A really great city tour! Stella knows her way around and is very personable!! We would do it again anytime!