Half day in Ferrara - in Bologna - LikeALocal Guide

Half day in Ferrara

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48 EUR

Ferrara, city of the Renaissance, is a place of considerable cultural importance, but also a place to enjoy a wide variety of food. The dimensions on a human scale of this small jewel, make Ferrara the perfect destination of a half a day trip from Bologna, located just 30 min. from Bologna.

Duration: 4 hours
    Available in
  • English,
  • Spanish,
  • German,
  • Italian
Tour by Gabriele
Local Guru

I’m a certified Tour Leader in Emilia Romagna and with me, you can discover the original charm and lively character of this fascinating city, get insider stories, discover hidden gems and local markets.

If it's true that the place where we are born says so much about us, then Bologna and generally my region Emilia Romagna represent my best business card. I love good food, good company and traditions, but at the same time, I consider myself a curious globetrotter.

This last aspect has led me to explore different cultures, languages, and countries: I've lived in Estonia, Spain, Germany, and Canada at different stages of my life. Of every place, I keep unique memories; this is because I have been fortunate enough to share my experiences with locals, and I acknowledge how this aspect can make a visit unique.

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Highlights

  • See Ferrara ’s iconic attractions and off-the-beaten-path spots
  • Visit to local shops & local products tasting
  • Feel the everyday life of Ferrara

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Description

Ferrara - designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995 -  is an enchanting result of Medieval and Renaissance art and architecture. The city's history is profoundly tied to that of the d'Este family, who dominated Ferrara between the 13th and 16th Centuries.

We'll meet at Bologna train station and, after a fast 30-minute train ride, we'll stroll through the charming streets & historical buildings of the city, like the early-16th-century Palazzo dei Diamanti (is so-called because it is faced with 8,500 small, pink-and-white marble diamond shapes), the majestic Estense Castle and the Duomo. We then experience the foodie side of the city, from an unusually shaped bread (Coppia), to a pumpkin pasta speciality, to the richest chocolate cake in Italy (Tenerina). You'll also have the chance to sip a glass of wine in one of the oldest osteria in the world, dating from 1435. To end the tour, you'll walk along unexplored corners of the old town and visit some historical "botteghe" (family-run shops) where you'll have the chance to buy other local products.

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What’s included & not included

  • English & Spanish certified local tour leader
  • Round ticket Bologna > Ferrara
  • Private and personalized experience
  • 3/4 Local Street Food tasting & 1 Glass of Local Wine
  • Tickets to any attractions
  • Deep historic explanation of monuments/churches/museums

Meeting point

Bologna Train Station (Bologna, BO, Italia)

Pickup options are available for private tour bookings.

This operator has 9 reviews for other tours

5.0/5

An amazing night tour on foot
for Gabriele’s tour (Discover Bologna on Foot)
This is one of the best tours I had .. Gabrielle is such a knowledgeable guide who is very passionate about his city ... He brings you to very nice places you probably won’t find them yourself .... I had a course and my schedule was extremely tight so he tailored the tour according to my schedule and was very keen to show me everything in the beautiful Bologna..I highly recommend Gabrielle to anyone visiting Bologna
Great guide
for Gabriele
Gabriele met me at the agreed location and time. He was very clear about the meeting location. He then took me around the town and showed me all the important sites. He is from Bologna and he knows a lot about the city and the area; its history, culture, heritage and architecture. However, more importantly he is passionate and motivated. He really cares about what he is doing and he wanted to make sure I get the best experience. I highly recommend him and when I go back to Bologna, I will definitely book a tour with him again.
Fabulous Time
for Gabriele’s tour (Discover Bologna on Foot)
Gabriele was wonderful! He showed us all around Bologna and was very knowledgeable. We went into several beautiful churches and he had much advice as to what else to see and do in Bologna. It’s a beautiful city.... we ended our tour sharing a glass of wine. Couldn’t ask for a better guide!!
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48 EUR
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