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Bologna's Shopping Areas (Self Guided), Bologna

Bologna offers a wide selection of shopping, having streets lined with small shops and markets. Shops follow an unusual schedule, being closed on Thursday afternoon and on Sunday. This self-guided tour will lead you to Bologna’s most interesting shops and shopping streets.
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Bologna's Shopping Areas Map

Guide Name: Bologna's Shopping Areas
Guide Location: Italy » Bologna (See other walking tours in Bologna)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.2 Km or 0.7 Miles
Author: vickyc
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Antique Shops
  • Corte Isolani
  • Mercato di Mezzo
  • Orefici Market
  • Via Rizzoli
  • Via Indipendenza
Antique Shops

1) Antique Shops

Via San Vitale is a wonderful shopping street where you will find many antique shops. You can find a large assortment of refined original items in a wide range of prices.
Corte Isolani

2) Corte Isolani

Housed in a beautiful medieval building, Corte Isolani is a good place to go for local crafts. It is not one shop but a complex of shops, offering a variety of art pieces, antiques and trendy fashions.
Mercato di Mezzo

3) Mercato di Mezzo

Mercato di Mezzo offers many gourmet shops that sell the best in Italian foods, including fresh fruits and vegetables. Their prices are a bit higher, but the high quality of its items is well worth the cost.
Orefici Market

4) Orefici Market

Orefici Market, located in the center of Bologna on a street of the same name, is one of the city’s most popular food mercatos. In addition to the variety of Italian specialties found here, there is also a heavenly selection of local delicacies.
Via Rizzoli

5) Via Rizzoli

Via Rizzoli is one of Bologna’s main shopping streets, containing many women’s fashion shops. Italy is famous throughout the world for its high quality clothing. Many high-end Italian designers sell their fashion lines on Via Rizzoli. Several book and antique shops can also be found along this road.
Via Indipendenza

6) Via Indipendenza (must see)

Via Indipendenza is Bologna’s most popular street for shopping. There are a wide variety of goods sold here, where something for everyone can be found. Majani chocolates, Italy’s finest chocolates, are sold here, as well as the best Italian wines and many other things.

Walking Tours in Bologna, Italy

Create Your Own Walk in Bologna

Create Your Own Walk in Bologna

Creating your own self-guided walk in Bologna is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Historical Churches

Historical Churches

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.8 Km or 1.7 Miles
Western Bologna Walking Tour

Western Bologna Walking Tour

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.9 Km or 2.4 Miles
Bologna Art Galleries

Bologna Art Galleries

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Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.0 Km or 1.2 Miles
Southern Bologna Walking Tour

Southern Bologna Walking Tour

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.5 Km or 2.8 Miles
Bologna Palaces

Bologna Palaces

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.6 Km or 1.6 Miles
Bologna Introduction Walk

Bologna Introduction Walk

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Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.0 Km or 2.5 Miles