Half day in Ferrara - in Bologna - LikeALocal Guide

Half day in Ferrara

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39 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 for a half a day trip from Bologna, located just 30 min. from Bologna by train

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 (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 with 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
  • Private and personalized experience
  • 4 Local Street Food tasting & 2 Glasses of Local Wine
  • Tickets to any attractions
  • Deep historic explanation of monuments/churches/museums

Meeting point

Bologna Train Station (Bologna Train Station (Stazione Centrale))

Pickup options are available for private tour bookings.

This operator has 9 reviews for other tours

5.0/5

Excellent tour
for Gabriele’s tour (Taste Like Locals - Bologna Street Food)
Gabriele, our guide, has really a lot of knowledge about the (history of) the city. He brings you to very nice places you probably won't find yourself. Excellent food and drinks as well.
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Wonderful morning cruising the streets of Bologna
for Gabriele’s tour (Discover Bologna on Foot)
We spent the morning wandering through the red city with Gabriele, in and out of the sights and under the porticos. We thoroughly enjoyed his historical and cultural insights & perspective on modern life here. He also arranged tours with other Like a Local guides for us - an aperitivo tour with Sonia and hiking with Enrica which were fabulous & meant we covered a lot in 2 days. Gabriele’s tips on restaurants & shopping we’re spot on too, so we felt like we had a very authentic & local experience in Bologna..
Brilliant
for Gabriele’s tour (Taste Like Locals - Bologna Street Food)
Great tour we were the only couple so had undivided attention. Gabriele was our guide and he was brilliant. Lots of knowledge and took us to great places. Would highly recommended guide and tour.
Recommended
for Gabriele
Gabriele was a delight: very well informed, and he certainly showed me the hidden gems of Bologna. I recommend him most highly.
Gabriele is a fantastic guide
for Gabriele
Gabriele knows his city and is passionate about his city- we had a great tour which he tailored for my interests including the local market. It was great to see the less known side of Bologna. He is also fun and relaxed.
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