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San Petronio Basilica (Basilica di San Petronio)
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San Petronio Basilica (Basilica di San Petronio) Tours and Tickets

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Dedicated to the fifth-century bishop Petronius, who became Bologna’s patron saint, the San Petronio Basilica (Basilica di San Petronio) dominates Piazza Maggiore in the heart of the city. One of the largest churches in the world and a soaring example of Gothic grandeur, the basilica Is a highlight of any Bologna city tour.

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2-Hour Bike Tour of Bologna

2-Hour Bike Tour of Bologna

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A historic university city, culinary capital, and hub of architectural beauty, Bologna offers no shortage of attractions—and this zippy bike tour through town gives you the perfect opportunity to explore. Get up close and personal with the sights, from the bustling Piazza Maggiore to the Basilica of San Domenico and the modern Manifattura delle Arti district. As you go, hear about the city’s long history from your guide.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$44.26
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$44.26

5-Day Best of Italy Trip

5-Day Best of Italy Trip

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Visit Italy’s top destinations on this 5-day tour from Rome. With a mix of free time and guided portions, this is an ideal introduction to the regions of Umbria and Tuscany. Check out the historical cities of Assisi, Siena, and Montepulciano; soak up Florence’s wealth of art and architecture; and then continue to Padua and Bologna before arriving in Venice, home to sights like St. Mark's Basilica. Four nights of accommodation in Florence and Venice, some meals, and round-trip transport by coach are included.
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  • 5 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$706.76
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$706.76
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Secret Food Tours Bologna w/ Private Tour Option

Secret Food Tours Bologna w/ Private Tour Option

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Treat your hungry self to a food tour of Bologna, and discover why the city is known for its love of gastronomy. With a local guide, you’ll savor breakfast, then sample fresh pasta, balsamic vinegar, cheese, wine, gelato, and even a secret dish—to be revealed on the tour. Explore the city by foot in between tastings, and learn about Bologna and its food heritage through the tour. Just let the local supplier know in advance if you have special dietary requirements.
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  • 4 hours
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$129.08
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$129.08
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Historical Tour of Bologna

Historical Tour of Bologna

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A mix of art masterpieces, history, food stories, legends and secrets described by a local art lover with a great experience and knowledge of the city. The tour itself will be like a dive into history and time. All information about art will be experienced by the visitors as a trip enriched with details about life, food, culture, music and traditions of those ages.
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  • 3 hours to 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$57.45
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$57.45

Discover Valpolicella by the River in Verona centre

Discover Valpolicella by the River in Verona centre

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Get access to a private, hidden garden during this wine tasting tour in Verona. Learn about the secrets of top-quality valpolicella while enjoying tastings in a flower garden overlooking the River Adige. Your guide will provide in-depth tasting notes and commentary on the local culinary culture.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$55.75
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$55.75
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Ferrari Lamborghini Pagani Factory and Museum Day Tour from Bologna

Ferrari Lamborghini Pagani Factory and Museum Day Tour from Bologna

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Motor Valley is home to some of Italy’s most iconic car manufacturers, but the factories and museums are hard to get between. Save hours with this tour that takes you to three of the top destinations for sports car enthusiasts in Emilia Romagna: the Ferrari Museum; Lamborghini Museum and Factory; and Pagani Museum and Factory. Stop to taste the area’s famed traditional balsamic vinegar and relax over lunch.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$373.40
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$373.40

Ferrari Lamborghini Maserati Museums-Parmigiano Cheese Tour

Ferrari Lamborghini Maserati Museums-Parmigiano Cheese Tour

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Give yourself an exciting day with engines and flavors famous all over the world! A tour to discover the legendary supercars and the world famous foods: you will can visit the Ferrari Museum, the "Casa Enzo Ferrari" Museum, the Lamborghini Museum and a wonderful private collection of Maserati cars; we will take you where the organic Parmigiano Reggiano is produced and you will have the chance to taste the king of cheeses. Also you will delight with a lunch of typical Italian flavor. With an additional cost, it will be possible to visit the Lamborghini Factory, to drive a Ferrari or a Lamborghini on the road or on the track, or try the F1 Simulator to feel like a real driver on the most important circuits in the world. The tour leader will accompany you throughout the tour, providing information in English.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$321.70
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$321.70

Bologna Food Experience: Factory Visits with Gourmet Lunch and Wine Tasting
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Bologna Food Experience: Factory Visits with Gourmet Lunch and Wine Tasting

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Follow your senses on a full-day culinary tour of Bologna’s famous food region. Visit local factories and family-run producers for a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of products enjoyed around the world, including Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, Modena balsamic vinegar, prosciutto, and wine. Enjoy samples of fresh, hand-crafted products along the way and indulge in breakfast and multi-course Italian lunch with wine pairings. It’s a fantastic way to immerse yourself in the sights, smells, and tastes of Emilia-Romagna!
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$212.55
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$212.55

2-hour Walking Tour of Bologna

2-hour Walking Tour of Bologna

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With a large historic center that was built over millennia, Bologna is rich in important architectural and cultural monuments. Be sure to see all the highlights with this guided walking tour that touches on the Cathedral and Fountain of Neptune in Piazza Maggiore, the city’s two most famous medieval towers, and the university—the oldest in Europe—along with other important attractions.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$29.11
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$29.11

CSTRents - Bologna Segway PT Authorized Tour

CSTRents - Bologna Segway PT Authorized Tour

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See Bologna, with its narrow streets, crooked medieval towers and miles and miles of arcaded walkways, from a different perspective: from a Segway. Cruise around this handsome Italian city on a Segway, learning about the history of each place, and seeing major landmarks, such as the five-hundred-year-old Fountain of Neptune, the Basilica di Santo Stefano, and much more. This small-tour is limited to just eight participants, which means you’ll get plenty of attention from the local guide.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$128.09
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$128.09
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Bologna City Walking Tour

Bologna City Walking Tour

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Enjoy a tour through the streets of the historic center of Bologna, in the company of a licensed tour guide, to discover all the secrets that this unique city hides. You will discover one of the most impressive churches in the world, San Petronio, and stroll through some of the most evocative squares in the city, which have inspired great songwriters such as Lucio Dalla or Gianni Morandi! You will fall in love with the narrow streets of the historic market and will remain with your nose up in front of the elegant grandeur of the Asinelli Tower, the last bastion of the medieval grandeur of the city.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$31.06
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$31.06
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Classic Walking Tour Bologna

Classic Walking Tour Bologna

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Bologna is rich in cultural and culinary treasures. Experience both with this walking tour that touches on the city’s top sights before ending with a tasting of famed local specialties in a landmark gourmet shop. Explore highlights like Piazza Maggiore and the Two Towers and learn about their history and architecture from your guide. Cap off your tour with a stop in a local delicatessen to sample area wine and delicacies.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$97.66
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$97.66
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Guided Walking Tour of the Historic Center of Bologna

Guided Walking Tour of the Historic Center of Bologna

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Make the most of your day in Bologna with this guided walking tour that touches on the city’s A-list sights in just hours. Stroll beneath the UNESCO-listed porticoes to the main Piazza Maggiore to visit Basilica of San Petronio and Fountain of Neptune, gaze up at the twin medieval towers - a symbol of the city - and admire other significant city landmarks while you learn about Bologna's long history and famed cuisine.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$51.70
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$51.70

Private Local Tour Guide Bologna: Kickstart your Trip, 100% Personalized

Private Local Tour Guide Bologna: Kickstart your Trip, 100% Personalized

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Get a feel for Bologna on an intimate private walking tour. In addition to navigating and translating, your guide customizes the day’s itinerary according to your interests, planning stops at top landmarks and hidden gems loved by locals. Leave with an inside perspective on the city and a handle on its layout and transit system.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$118.67
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$118.67
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Bologna Private Tours with Locals: 100% Personalized, See the City Unscripted

Bologna Private Tours with Locals: 100% Personalized, See the City Unscripted

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Explore the historic streets of Bologna with a private guide leading the way during this walking tour. See top landmarks including Piazza Maggiore, taste espresso under the famous portici (arched colonnades), and wander through the Montagnola Market. The itinerary can be customized according to your interests.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$261.61
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$261.61
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Private Tour: Secret Food Tours Bologna

Private Tour: Secret Food Tours Bologna

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This tour will provide you with an experience above and beyond tasting some of the best Italian food in places where locals enjoy dining. A combination of flavorful ingredients, local produce, old-world knowledge and a centuries-old passion for food is why Bologna is the country's culinary capital. As a private tour, everything works around you! Our start times are much more easy going, dates can open up. It's a much more intimate and cozy experience. No need to shout over other tourists, you will have every question answered, and leave feeling like a native yourself!
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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$129.08
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$129.08
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Bologna : a walk into history

Bologna : a walk into history

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The city of Bologna is a rich tapestry of art, culture, cuisine, and music—a UNESCO–listed gem in the heart of Italy. On this morning or afternoon walking tour, follow your guide through Bologna’s medieval streets and find out what makes the city special. Hear the stories behind top attractions including Piazza Maggiore, the Quadrilatero, and the 14th-century San Petronio Basilica, and gain insight into Bologna’s colorful past.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$137.87
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$137.87
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Bologna Food Tour with Wine Tasting & Guided Sightseeing of Top Attractions

Bologna Food Tour with Wine Tasting & Guided Sightseeing of Top Attractions

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Bologna’s traditional cuisine is so important to the city’s identity that it is known affectionately as “La Grassa”, or “The Fat Lady”. With this walking tour, explore both the cultural and culinary highlights of this vibrant city, taking in its main square, churches, and towers, as well as strolling through the historic market to sample local specialties and wines—all while learning about their history and significance with a guide.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$113.74
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$113.74

Bologna Private Walking Tour
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Bologna Private Walking Tour

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Explore the beautiful and historic capital of Emilia-Romagna on this private 2-hour walking tour in Bologna. See the highlights of the bustling city and hear about Bologna's university, the oldest in the world. Learn about Bologna's fascinating history, dating back to 1000 B.C., and how the city remains popular among Italian and international students. Discover this fascinating and Medieval town with your private guide.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$167.74
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$167.74
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Welcome to Bologna! Private Walking Tour

Welcome to Bologna! Private Walking Tour

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This is the ideal tour of Bologna if you want to get to know the best of the city on a half-day walk in the historic center. You will discover the history and culture behind each building and you will also receive further information to make unique and unforgettable your stay. We will end up in the medieval market area where you can receive some suggestions for your lunch and dinner based on typical local products. The tour is carried out by a local expert and certified local guide.
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  • 2 hours 40 minutes
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$126.38
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$126.38
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Private exploration game: Murder Mystery Tour in Old Town Bologna

Private exploration game: Murder Mystery Tour in Old Town Bologna

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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. 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. The city game will take you about 1 hour to complete, but there’s no time limit which 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.
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  • 1 hour
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$5.73
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$5.73
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Highlights & Hidden Gems With Locals: Best of Bologna Private Tour

Highlights & Hidden Gems With Locals: Best of Bologna Private Tour

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This is not just another city tour; this is the best of Bologna from a unique perspective! Get to know Bologna on a city tour that gives you the perfect overview, with city highlights, hidden gems, storytelling, and a local treat - this tour has it all! Forget about big touristy groups and the crowds; it's time to see Bologna at its best but from the eyes of a local. Check out main landmarks like Piazza Maggiore, Quadrilatero, Due Torri and uncover hidden gems and city secrets with the help of a knowledgeable local guide. And the cherry on top, a local treat is included. Withlocals Highlights & Hidden Gems Private City Tour™ is one of Withlocals' signature tours available in major cities worldwide. We work with passionate local guides who earn a fair fee. We support local economies by only offering local produce and prevent over-tourism with only small non-intrusive groups. Our tours are carbon-neutral and away from the standard tourist routes.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$128.09
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$128.09
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Day trip to Bologna from Rome

Day trip to Bologna from Rome

Journey from Rome into the heart of the beautiful Emilia-Romagna region on this full-day tour of Bologna. Meet your guide directly at your hotel (pickup is available at centrally located venues). In the company of a small group, travel to the medieval city, which is home to one of the world’s oldest universities and a wealth of historical architecture. Learn more about Bologna’s major attractions and history from your guide, and sample its many culinary highlights, too (meals own expense).
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$562.97
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$562.97
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Bologna Food & Walking Tour - Private Tour with Local Guide - Ultimate Tour

Bologna Food & Walking Tour - Private Tour with Local Guide - Ultimate Tour

Bologna Food & Walking Tour - Private Tour with Local Guide - Ultimate Tour - since 1980 Guided walking tour and tasting tour
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$161.48
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$161.48
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since San Petronio Basilica (Basilica di San Petronio) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit San Petronio Basilica (Basilica di San Petronio) 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to San Petronio Basilica (Basilica di San Petronio) costs USD 5.73. Guided San Petronio Basilica (Basilica di San Petronio) tours start around USD 5.73 per person.
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