• Duration: 1 hour
  • Easy
  • eTicket

  • Meet on location
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Description

Be the hero of a quest and follow clues to discover amazing places and local stories in Bologna. You will learn about Bologna’s terracotta art and many of the stories behind the city’s most iconic places. You will see the historical Ghetto, walk along the legendary Via dell’Independenza, and much more.

The city game will take you about 1 hour to complete, but there’s no time limit that will allow you to go at your own pace. You won't need a guide, just download the app, go to the starting point, and begin the adventure.

Are you up for discovering Bologna with a twist of mystery? You’ve come to the right place. 

Highlights:

❏ Uncover the stories behind Bologna’s central square

❏ Learn about the puzzling history of the Old University

❏ Discover the city’s most famous marketplace

❏ Try a new type of experience, the perfect mix between a tour, an outdoor escape game, and a treasure hunt.

Itinerary

Stop at: Porta Galliera

Porta Galliera was a gate or portal of the former outer medieval walls of the city of Bologna, Italy. It is the most ornamented of all the remaining gates. The gate was built during 1659-1661 by designs of the architect Bartolomeo Provaglia. Here you will have to look around to find the answer to our challenge to advance to the new location and learn the story of this place.

Stop at: Mercato Piazzola

On Friday and Saturday, Piazza VIII Agosto hosts the traditional and large "Piazzola market", with over 400 street stalls. Here you will have to look around to find the answer to our challenge to advance to the new location and learn the story of this place.

Stop at: Teatro Arena del Sole - Teatro Stabile di Bologna

The Arena del Sole is one of the historical theatres of Bologna. Its origins come to 1810. It was reopened in 1995 after eight years of reconstruction. Here you will have to look around to find the answer to our challenge to advance to the new location and learn the story of this place.

Stop at: Fountain of Neptune

The fountain was completed in 1565. The over-life-size bronze figure of the god Neptune was completed and fixed in place around 1567. The statue was an early design by Giambologna, who had submitted a model for the Fountain of Neptune in Florence, but had lost the commission to Baccio Bandinelli. Here you will have to look around to find the answer to our challenge to advance to the new location and learn the story of this place.

Stop at: Oratorio dello Spirito Santo

The oratory was built between 1481 and 1497, when the celestine fathers of the nearby church of San Giovanni Battista decided to build a small church, in an area below which was the structure of a door of the circle early medieval walls, where an ancient image of the Madonna was placed, protected by a simple tabernacle. Here you will have to look around to find the answer to our challenge to advance to the new location and learn the story of this place.

Stop at: Basilica di San Petronio

It dominates Piazza Maggiore. The basilica is dedicated to the patron saint of the city, Saint Petronius, who was the bishop of Bologna in the fifth century. Construction began in 1390 and its main facade has remained unfinished since. Here you will have to look around to find the answer to our challenge to advance to the new location and learn the story of this place.

Stop at: Chiesa di Santa Maria della Vita

The construction of the present Baroque church began in 1687-1690 under the designs of Giovanni Battista Bergonzoni, who built the elliptical plan with a dome designed by Giuseppe Tubertini, completed in 1787. The facade was not added till 1905. The sanctuary houses the sculptural group of Sorrow over Dead Christ (1463) by Niccolò dell'Arca. Here you will have to look around to find the answer to our challenge to advance to the new location and learn the story of this place.

Stop at: Two Towers

The taller one is called the Asinelli while the smaller but more leaning tower is called the Garisenda. Their names derive from the families which are traditionally credited with having been constructed between 1109 and 1119. Here you will have to look around to find the answer to our challenge to advance to the new location and learn the story of this place.

Stop at: Piazza Rossini

The oldest university in Europe didn’t have a base until well into the renaissance, but before then, classes were held in professors’ homes (many lived around here) or in public spaces like this one. Here you will have to look around to find the answer to our challenge to advance to the new location and learn the story of this place.

Stop at: Parco della Montagnola

The Park of Montagnola is a public park in Bologna, Italy; it owes the original construction (1805) to Napoleonic rule, who commissioned the park design from Giovanni Battista Martinetti.

Stop at: Cattedrale Metropolitana di San Pietro

Bologna Cathedral dedicated to Saint Peter is the cathedral of Bologna in Italy, and the seat and the metropolitan cathedral of the Archbishop of Bologna. Most of the present building dates from the 17th century, with a few parts from the late 16th century.

Stop at: Archiginnasio di Bologna

The building was begun at the end of February 1562, built very quickly, it was inaugurated on October 21, 1563. The building of the new "Schools" was named Archiginnasio after the classical term which was used to designate the Studium, as the University was first called, of Bologna.

Stop at: Palazzo dei Banchi

Palazzo dei Banchi was the last building erected in Piazza Maggiore. Designed by Vignola in the 16th century, its spectacular façade was intended to hide the alleys of the rear market. Its name comes from the ancient presence of currency exchange “banks”

What's included

  • Full flexibility: start at any hour, take a break at any time and resume later
  • This is the safest tour you can book: private, no human contact, you will avoid crowds.
  • Play offline: you DON'T NEED an internet connection to play this city game
  • This tour is always available to book. We are open 24/7, every day of the week.

What's excluded

  • A physical tour guide

Important information

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must not sit on laps
  • Infant seats unavailable
  • IMPORTANT! To start the game, please contact us here: https://www.tidio.com/talk/questo, and give us your email address in order to unlock the activity for you.

Cancellation policy

  • Cancellation fee of 100% if cancelled 1 day or less before departure
  • Cancellation fee of 0% if cancelled 1000 days or less before departure

Categories

  • CULTURAL AND THEME TOURS
  • WALKING TOUR

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