Guided tour

Bologna: Jewish History Walking Tour of the City Center

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Bologna: Jewish History Walking Tour of the City Center

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Uncover the history of Bologna and its Jewish community on this guided walking tour of the city center and the former Bologna ghetto. Retrace history with sights like Bocchi palace and the Synagogue.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
Italian, English, German
Wheelchair accessible
Small group available


  • Feel like a local as you explore the city center with a guide from Bologna
  • Immerse yourself in historical stories about the city's Jewish community
  • Walk through the stunning medieval architecture on Strada Maggiore street
  • Admire the star of David window as you stop at the Synagogue of Bologna
  • Travel back in time as you view the Al Cappello Rosso Hotel and Bocchi palace
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Discover the history of the Jewish population in Bologna on this guided walking tour. Hear about the major struggles that the community faced while viewing some of the significant historical landmarks in the city center like Casa Sforno and the Al Cappello Rosso Hotel.

Meet your guide in the church-lined square of Piazza Santo Stefano. Make your way to the 15th-century Casa Sforno which was built as the home and bank of the Sforno family. Admire the medieval buildings and churches on Strada Maggiore street. 

Pass by the Renaissance style palace of Bocchi. See the 14th-century Al Cappello Rosso Hotel. Finish your tour at the Synagogue of Bologna where you can see the star of David window.

Join this easy and relaxing guided walk to quickly retrace the history of the community. Please note, total duration of the activity is between 1.30 and 2 hours

  • 2-hour walking tour
  • Guide
  • Transportation

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Meeting point

Meet your guide in front of the church at Piazza Santo Stefano. The guide will holding a "crusoe" sign.

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Not allowed

  • Sleeveless shirts

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  • This tour takes place rain or shine
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She wasn't particularly knowledgeable about the topic, and it was an okay but not great experience, it didn't help that although an english tour, the other two people were Italian speakers and she started the tour with them 1/2 hour early, and then continued with me after they left. Also, the tour was only about 1 hour 40 minutes-

May 16, 2022

Product ID: 411298