Beyond Private Doors in Bologna

One Day Experiences




3 Hours

Starting Time:

09:30 am or 03:30 pm


Tuesday to Sunday

Dive into the more hidden cultural soul of Bologna, one of the most vibrant cities of Italy and well-deserving to be also called The Learned!

  • Private licensed expert guide for 3 hours (on site, English/other languages upon supplement)
  • Welcome glass paired with local finger food
  • Exclusive entry into Casa Museo Renzo Savini and guided visit held by the owner
  • Car&driver to reach the private venue and back from/to Bologna downtown
  • Everything not mentioned in inclusions

Meet our guide a start a pleasant stroll downtown to first get an overview of Bologna’s historical, architectural and cultural background (1,5 hr).

Renowned for its medieval terracotta-hued buildings, its world-famous towers and the lively piazzas in each district of the city center, the town is home to the world’s oldest university and it boasts an intellectual and cultural significance that is evident in its museums, libraries, and charming university quarters.

Far beyond being known as the bon vivants of Italy thanks to Bologna’s reputation for good eating and life-enjoyment, the people of Bologna are also well regarded for their high standard of education and an indisputable love for art and aesthetics, to start with their home furnishings: be the special guests at Renzo Savini’s private home-museum and you will check this out!

After leaving the local guide, our driver will take you directly to that very special dwelling, where the current-day owners will welcome you with a nice glass paired with finger food in Bologna’s style before unveiling the sophisticated antiquities and the incredible and manifold art & curiosities collection gathered by Prof. Savini throughout his long life following a farsighted and trend-setting mode: from ancient painters’ sketches to baroque Nativity creches, from ultra-precious manuscripts to children puppets and ancient chemists’ jars, the home is a real Wunderkammer…and the maze garden a true hidden gem!

Once the visit will be over, the driver will take you back to town.

Please Note:

  • Program: the described program may undergo minor changes in timings and itinerary.
  • Pick-ups: If you add the car+driver supplement from a specific town, you will be picked up at your hotel downtown. If out of town, you could be asked to pay a further supplement.
  • Our drivers are NOT driver-guides, since this kind of professional profile is forbidden by the Italian law.

Cancellation Policy:

  • No fee up to 8 days before the starting day;
  • From 7 days to 3 days before the tour starting date: 50% penalty;
  • 48 hours’ notice: 70% penalty;
  • 24 hours’ notice: 100% penalty.


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