The Jewish Bologna - Private Guided Tour

The Jewish Bologna - Private Guided Tour

Explore the Jewish Quarter of Bologna and the Jewish Museum with an experienced guide and then visit Ferrara or Modena.

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160 $ price
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Explore the Jewish Quarter of Bologna and the Jewish Museum with an experienced guide and then visit Ferrara or Modena.

The facts


  • Language: English, French, Italian, Dutch
  • Participants: 1 - 12
  • Duration: 3 hours
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  • private (no other participants)
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Your experience


  • Learn more about the past of the Jews in Bologna from an experienced guide
  • Visit the Jewish Quarter and the Jewish Museum
  • Travel to Ferrera or Modena to learn more about Jewish life in the region


Visit the Jewish Quarter and Museum in Bologna and then drive on or take a half-hour train ride to Ferrara or Modena to learn more about Jewish history in Italy.

Jews are part of the fabric of Italian society and have lived in Italy for 22 centuries. Throughout history, Jews have been expelled, marginalised and forced to live in ghettos. This also applies to Bologna, from where they were expelled twice. However, they were welcomed by the Estense of Ferrara, where there is a large flourishing community.

On this tour I will explain to you some historical backgrounds from Roman times and how Jews are integrated into society today.

From Piazza Maggiore with Palazzo re Enzo, Palazzo Accursio and the notary building we walk along the Paviglione to Archiginasio. We will visit the Basilica of San Petronio, the two towers, the old Jewish Ghetto and the Jewish Museum. We will also see Santo Stefano - known as the Seven Churches - and Santo Stefano Square with the house of the Jewish-Forn family.

Then we take the train to Ferrara or Modena and visit the MEIS and the Jewish area.

Please note

Additional information

If you only want to visit Bologna, Ferrara or Modena, I can organize a customised tour for you.

The Jewish museums are closed on Saturdays.

The duration is flexible, depending on how much time we spend in the museums, and includes the trip to and from Ferrara. It also depends on the time needed for lunch.

Included in the price

  • Guided tour with a qualified guide
  • Admission to the Jewish Museum in Bologna and MEIS

Meeting point

At the two towers in Piazza Ravegnana.

Cancellation Conditions

You must cancel 31 days before for a full refund. If you can't make the date then you can change it for another day. A full refund will only be given due to Force Majeure. Force Majeure’ refers to an impersonal or extraordinary circumstance or event that prevents one or both parties bound by a contract from fulfilling their contractual obligation. In practical terms for ToursByLocals guides, it means that if a traveler is prevented from participating in their tour for a reason outside of their control, they are eligible for a full refund of their purchase.

Examples of Force Majeure include:

-A cruise ship missing its port of call -A flight cancellation -A state-issued travel warning which advises against travel to the destination country or an applicable region. (Issued after the tour booking date.) -An act of war, terrorism, or civil insurrection -A natural disaster

Events that do not constitute Force Majeure include:

-Illness -Poor weather -Change of plans -Oversleeping

When I receive notice of a Force Majeure cancellation, from either traveler or guide, we first confirm that the nature of the cancellation does in fact invoke my Force Majeure provision. This may involve confirming pertinent details with a relevant cruise line, airline, or state agency. Once this is confirmed, I will issue a full customer refund I do not earn profit from a tour which has been cancelled due to Force Majeure. However, I believe strongly that I should not suffer a financial loss due to this type of cancellation either. For this reason, whenever I receive notice of a Force Majeure Cancellation, I, the guide will provide a summary of any costsI have incurred as a result of the cancellation. Any costs claimed must relate to unrecoverable expenses. If I have spent money out of my own pocket to secure non-refundable entrance fees, private drivers, equipment rentals, or any other unrecoverable cost, these will be made known so that the appropriate amounts can be reimbursed. Hard copy receipts for unrecoverable expenses will always be kept by myself.

It is worth noting that some regions are particularly prone to Force Majeure cancellations. Cruise ships traveling in Patagonia, Macaronesia, and the South Pacific are prone to frequent rerouting. Rail company strikes and general strikes occur in Europe with some regularity. You may know of unique local conditions in your own area that expose you to the risk of Force Majeure cancellations. Even if not, consider the events of the 2010 season after the eruption of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano in Iceland. This eruption prompted hundreds of flight cancellations and re-routings worldwide. Guides located in land-locked or normally uneventful regions are not immune to Force Majeure. Our advice is to use your tour pricing to budget for a reasonable number of Force Majeure cancellations to occur each year. This way, when one happens, it won’t negatively impact your earnings.

This deal can be cancelled for free up to 31 days before the date of the activity.

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