Hidden Gems Bologna: Untold Stories

4.39 (334 ratings)
Quest image more than 2
Discover the mysteries of historical Bologna as an artist in search of inspiration, exploring the exciting bustle of the city and its local stories.

On this quest you will see the two leaning towers, Piazza Maggiore, and the Quadrilatero from a unique perspective. You will tour Bologna through its iconic centre, uncover its secrets, and find out what is hiding beneath.

Ready to experience Bologna’s mysteries and untold stories? Right this way...


  • Can be played on
    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

  • During these hours
    Whole day

  • Languages
    English, Dutch, German, French, Italian, Spanish

Have an unlock code?


  • Uncover the seven secrets that cloak Bologna in mystery

  • Explore the infamous streets of the Quadrilatero

  • Discover the quirky side of Bologna

  • Learn about the story that left this small medieval town in the mind of a young writer to become a world-famous tale


You’re an emerging writer from London, whose debut novel was a success. But now writers’ block has struck.
The year is 1815. Many of your friends have lost hope in your creative powers.

“One successful book is good enough,” they say.
Such words haunt you. You know they mean no harm, but you can’t just give up. You must act.
In your despair, you’ve come to Bologna. You heard the city’s many secrets and artistic flair inspire many artists. You hope to be next.

You’re on a mission to find your story. You refuse to leave Bologna until inspiration strikes.

Experience's route

Starting point Piazza di Porta Ravegnana
Via Rizzoli, 42, 40126 Bologna BO, Italy
Finish point Piazza Giuseppe Verdi
Via Zamboni, 26, 40126 Bologna BO, Italy

Places you will visit


It will take you

94-124 mins

You will walk

5250 steps

Total distance

4 km

People exploring Glasgow with Questo

Get the Questo app and you’re all set

Download it, choose your route and just walk to the starting point.

Download on the App StoreGet it on Google Play

Ratings and Reviews


334 ratings

5 Stars
4 Stars
3 Stars
2 Stars
1 Star
Sort by

Joseph Parise Jr

13 Jul 2024

Carrie Parise

13 Jul 2024

Matthew Roberts

07 Jul 2024

Jack Davison

18 Jun 2024

Ben Griffiths

02 Jun 2024
we really enjoyed this adventure. it showed us places we hadn’t seen before despite being regulars here in Bologna. we took 90 mins to solve it.

What does a Questo Experience look like?

  • Walk and explore the Real-World

    Download the Questo app and choose your experience. Walk and follow clues to solve puzzles and unveil new locations and stories along the way.

  • Visit cities with Sightseeing Quests

    For your next trip, explore by going on a sightseeing quest without a guide. Enjoy the flexibility of starting and stopping the experience whenever you want, without the fear of missing out on the best places to visit or the best stories to learn.

  • Make your date memorable

    Invite your partner for a date, and go together on a fun walking adventure. Questo is a great date idea for couples that want to spend time together, but also for first dates or proposals.

  • Role-play in your city

    Attend a Questo Event, and immerse yourself in your favourite stories. Dress up in a costume for extra fun.


alex moreno
4300 XP
Ottilie Derycke
4300 XP
4300 XP