Audio tour of Archiginnasio Palace in Bologna with food tasting
Attractions & guided tours

Audio tour of Archiginnasio Palace in Bologna with food tasting

Free cancellation
Language: English , Italian
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Enjoy an audio-guided tour of the Archiginnasio Palace
  • Visit its rooms and admire its characteristic decorations
  • Relax while tasting traditional food at the central market
What to expect

Visit one of the most important palaces located in the heart of Bologna with an audio guide: the Archiginnasio Palace. Built between 1562 and 1563, the Archiginnasio once housed the headquarters of the ancient university, and is now Bologna's main library. Discover the history of the oldest university in the world and many testimonies of its long and important activity. At the end of the audio tour, enjoy a tasty board of typical cold cuts at the Quadrilatero, Bologna's central market.

The external part of the Archiginnasio consists of a long portico made of 30 arches, which develops on two internal floors around a central courtyard with a double row of loggias. Two large staircases lead up to the rooms on the upper floor: ten classrooms which are currently being used as book deposits of the library, a room which was dedicated to artists now used as a reading room, and one hall for the Legists (former law students), called the Sala dello Stabat Mater. During the audio tour, you will also visit the Anatomical Theatre, which was the room used for the anatomy lectures held at the school of medicine.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitized between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative result from a recent antigen or molecular test may be required, please check the local requirements before your visit.
  • What's included
    • Welcome staff
    • Entrance to Archiginnasio and Anatomical Theatre
    • Audio guide in English and Italian
    • Vouchers for local food tasting
    Where

    Piazza Galvani 1, 40124 Bologna BO, Italy

    Meeting point:
    Meet the assistance staff outside the Archiginnasio Palace. Please arrive at the meeting point at least 10 minutes in advance.
    What to remember
    • The audio guide is available in English and Italian. Please select your preferred language at checkout
    • Children under 6 can join for free without reservation
    • Number of participants: max 10 people
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    Provider
    JASRLS
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

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