Nightlife Walking Tour in Bologna, Bologna (Self Guided)

Bologna has a vibrant nightlife, where you will find many diverse nightclubs, discos and live music venues. The most popular place for a night out is the student quarter, Old Town and the streets around the main square. Take this self-guided tour to enjoy Bologna’s exciting nightlife.
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Nightlife Walking Tour in Bologna Map

Guide Name: Nightlife Walking Tour in Bologna
Guide Location: Italy » Bologna (See other walking tours in Bologna)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.4 km
Author: vickyc
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Soda Pops Club

1) Soda Pops Club

Soda Pops, a popular dance club in Old Town, attracts a young hip crowd. It has low lighting and plays heavy music. Admission is free and no minimum drink purchase is required.
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Roxy Bar

2) Roxy Bar

Roxy Bar, in Bologna’s Old Town at the foot of one the city’s most prominent landmarks, Asinelli Towers, is a small famous historical bar. Because of its location it is pricey, but remains a popular city nightspot.
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Osteria del Sole

3) Osteria del Sole

Osterias are Bolognese pubs, a tradition that goes back to the 15th century. Osteria del Sole is a wonderful and authentic example of this type of historical pub.
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Olindo Faccioli

4) Olindo Faccioli

Olindo Faccioli, a wine bar established in 1924, offers over 400 wines, many of them from local wineries. It also offers a great menu of food to accompany any type of wine. Prices are reasonable and the atmosphere is relaxed.
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Osteria dell'Orsa

5) Osteria dell'Orsa

Osteria dell'Orsa is a popular pub in the university area. Its clientèle consists mainly of a young well-dressed crowd. It offers a wide selection of drinks and a charming old-fashioned atmosphere.
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La Scuderia

6) La Scuderia

La Scuderia is a hip bar offering a variety of drinks. This artsy club with a high, arched ceiling was formerly a stable of the Bentivoglio family. It is most popular among students and its prices are very reasonable. At night, the bar serves appetizers and light meals and features live jazz on Mondays.

Walking Tours in Bologna, Italy

Create Your Own Walk in Bologna

Create Your Own Walk in Bologna

Creating your own self-guided walk in Bologna is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Palaces Walking Tour of Bologna

Palaces Walking Tour of Bologna

Bologna is an ancient city with beautiful architecture. In these palaces you can see art by the great masters, intricately decorated interiors and luxurious old furniture. This self-guided tour will lead you to Bologna’s most historically significant palaces.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.6 km
Bologna Art Galleries Walking Tour

Bologna Art Galleries Walking Tour

Italy has given the world some of the most talented artistic masters throughout history. Bologna has a fantastic art heritage, one of the most extensive in Italy. Its galleries display priceless patrimonial and contemporary art. This self-guided tour will lead you to the most famous art galleries in Bologna.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.0 km
Western Bologna Walking Tour

Western Bologna Walking Tour

The western part of Bologna has several historical sites, such as the old city gate, Old Town, several old churches, as well as art galleries and museums. This self-guided tour will lead you to the most interesting places in Bologna’s west end.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.9 km
Southern Bologna Walking Tour

Southern Bologna Walking Tour

Southern Bologna boasts many great attractions, such as the Sanctuary of the Madonna of Saint Luca, museums and palaces with magnificent architecture. Take this self-guided tour and explore the most interesting sites in the south of Bologna.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.5 km
Shopping Areas Tour in Bologna

Shopping Areas Tour in Bologna

Bologna offers a wide selection of shopping, having streets lined with small shops and markets. Shops follow an unusual schedule, being closed on Thursday afternoon and on Sunday. This self-guided tour will lead you to Bologna’s most interesting shops and shopping streets.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.2 km
Kids Walking Tour of Bologna

Kids Walking Tour of Bologna

Bologna is such a beautiful city, with many fascinating buildings, art galleries and museums that are interesting for both adults and kids. It also has wonderful parks and amazing toy shops children will love. This self-guided tour will lead you to Bologna’s best attractions for kids.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.0 km

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Bologna for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Bologna has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet


To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Bologna, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device


Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.