Western Bologna Walking Tour, Bologna

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.
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Western Bologna Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: Western Bologna Walking Tour
Guide Location: Italy » Bologna (See other walking tours in Bologna)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 10
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.0 km
Author: vickyc
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Bologna Museum of Modern Art

1) Bologna Museum of Modern Art (must see)

The Bologna Museum of Modern Art is a purpose-designed centre of modern and experimental art, located in the centre of Bologna. Now an independent entity, the Bologna Museum of Modern Art was originally one of the three museums that came under the aegis of the Bologna Gallery of Modern Art, founded in 1925. The Bologna Museum of Modern Art came into existence as a separate entity in the 1990s, when the Modern Art Gallery's collections had grown so large by acquisition and bequest that new...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Mercato delle Erbe

2) Mercato delle Erbe

Mercato delle Erbe is an indoor food market that sells fresh fruit, vegetables, herbs, meats, fish and cheese. This is a great place to experience real Bolognese shopping.

Operation hours: Monday - Wednesday: 7 am - 1:15 pm; 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm; Thursday, Saturday: 7 am - 1:15 pm; Friday: 7 am - 1:15 pm; 4:30 pm - 7:30...   view more
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Basilica di San Francesco

3) Basilica di San Francesco (must see)

San Francesco is a church in Bologna, northern Italy. It was begun in 1236 by Marco da Brescia and his brother Giovanni, a Franciscan monk. Despite its Romanesque façade, it is one of the best example of French Gothic style in Italy. This is manifest in the interior, which has a nave and two aisles, in the apse with corridor, in the high vaults divided into six sections with ogival arches, and in the use of buttresses. The church is home to the monuments of the jurist Accursius and his son...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Marabini Gallery

4) Marabini Gallery

Marabini Gallery, established in 1994 inside a 17th century church, exhibits contemporary international art in all mediums, including sculpture, painting, photograph and video displays.

Operation Hours: Monday - Friday: 11 am - 7...   view more
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Santa Caterina di via Saragozza

5) Santa Caterina di via Saragozza

Santa Caterina di via Saragozza, established in 1256, contains exquisite 18th century interior adornments by R. Tibaldi and M. Mastellari and beautiful religious paintings by A. Guardassoni and G....   view more
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Trattoria Amedeo

6) Trattoria Amedeo

Trattoria Amedeo is a beautiful restaurant located near the historical Saragozza Gate. It offers delicious homemade Italian food at reasonable prices. Included among its menu items are tortellini, lasagna and tagliatelle, as well as a delicious assortment of Italian desserts and...   view more
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Porta Saragozza

7) Porta Saragozza

Porta Saragozza is an historical gate in the city wall that surrounded Bologna’s Old Town. This impressive and spectacular monument attracts many tourists. It differs from other gates by the decorated walls enclosing it. The Museum of the Blessed Virgin of Saint Luke is housed within the...   view more
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Museum of the Historical Tapestry

8) Museum of the Historical Tapestry

The Museum of the Historical Tapestry is a unique museum that displays the artistic heritage of tapestry. The museum also exhibits Italian, Middle Eastern, Far Eastern and other European fabrics, as well as beautiful embroideries, vestments and old tools used to create these things.

Operation hours: Tuesday - Sunday: 9 am - 1...   view more
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Modern Art Gallery at Villa delle Rose

9) Modern Art Gallery at Villa delle Rose

The Bologna Museum of Modern Art exhibits part of its collection at Villa delle Rose, which dates back to the 19th century. Its main feature is a ceiling fresco depicting women, a man on horseback and angels.

Operation hours: Wednesday - Thursday, Friday: 2 pm - 6 pm; Saturday - Sunday: 12 pm – 6...   view more
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Arco del Meloncello

10) Arco del Meloncello

Carlo Francesco Dotti built Arco del Meloncello in 1732 to connect Saragozza Street with the porticoes on the road to the Church of Saint Luca. This beautiful arch was designed in the Baroque...   view more

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