Archiginnasio of Bologna: Audio Guide + Typical Food Tasting

Skip the line and tour the ancient University of Bologna building

4.1 (7 reviews)

Founded way-back-when in 1088 and still going strong today, the University Bologna is the world's oldest continuously operating university. It was the first institution to award degrees, and is also where we got the word *university* itself. It's a pretty big deal! The original university building was housed in the astounding Archiginnasio of Bologna, where this audio-guided tour will take you on a journey through time, after you skip the line. Located in the historic center of Bologna, it's one of the city's most important buildings and a cultural must-see. This tour focuses on the interesting history of the University of Bologna, as you explore the magnificent Municipal Library and the 16th-century Anatomical Theater, once used for anatomy lessons. Almost entirely destroyed by bombs in WWII, it was restored using all of the original rubble. At the end of the tour, you'll get a tasting platter of delicious local cold cuts in the nearby Quadrilatero market.

What is included?

* Skip-the-line entrance to the Archiginnasio of Bologna
* Audio guide with short introduction of the Tower’s history and traits
* Headphones
* Hosted tasting of Italian meats at a local market
* Paper map

Where it is

Archiginnasio of Bologna, Piazza Galvani 1