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Useful for getting to the heart of the old city

As a quick way between the station and the old city and as an introduction to Bologna's amazing... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Good choice of shops.

The city closes this street to traffic at the weekends and lots of the shops are open on Sundays... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a quick way between the station and the old city and as an introduction to Bologna's amazing covered walkways, this street is great. However for me it was too shopping dominated and too full of people rushing to be relaxing or to reveal the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bologna has been very forward in limiting car traffic in the central part of the city. When we first started going there, the din and the difficulty of crossing Indipendenza were daunting. These days, traffic is relatively light, and pedestrians appear to rule to street....More

Thank WanderJenn
Reviewed 8 September 2018

Buzzing, noisy, with lots of interesting side streets off it. Great shopping! A very long street with several lovely squares at intervals to stop for a drink or a gelato. Beautiful old buildings.

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Reviewed 6 September 2018

The city closes this street to traffic at the weekends and lots of the shops are open on Sundays. Whats not to like!

Thank gillod
Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

This is the proud boulevard that runs down through the Centro Storico from north to south. It’s lined with covered walkways on both sides, much like what you find in Turin, if you’ve been there before and have walked under theirs. All sorts of high-end...More

Thank AlexB10499
Reviewed 13 July 2018

Bologna’s Main Street linking central station to Piazza Maggiore...plenty of shops to choose from. Side street can be an option to find a place to eat.

Thank glmf2012
Reviewed 2 July 2018

Bologna is well known for its iconic covered street sidewalk arcades. Via dell'Indipendenza showcases these features, while also showing dazzling displays of Italian Architecture.

Thank Andre L
Reviewed 25 June 2018

This is the main road linking the railway station to the central town square (Piazza Maggiore). Toward the town centre, some of the road is pedestrian access only, and along a lot of the route the pavement is under porticos. There are lots of shops...More

Thank SevenoaksSinjun
Reviewed 22 June 2018

This is the city’s main street; running from Piazza Maggiore all the way to the central train station. It was completed in 1890. Today, it is also the main shopping street with many clothing stores, outdoor cafes, restaurants, cultural sights and more. The street is...More

Thank Maggi713
Reviewed 12 June 2018

Direct route from Stazione Centrale all the was to Piazza Maggiore , Neptune and old shopping areas. Restaurants, ice cream stalls and shopping. They close a large part of it on Sunday so people can promenade.All for free (except the shopping).

Thank PCS37
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12 June 2018|
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I am not sure. But some of them do not close before 7 pm.
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