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“long street”(9 reviews)
“both sides”(7 reviews)
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All reviews train station long street both sides piazza maggiore main shopping beautiful street brand shops pedestrian zone smaller streets clothing stores great shopping lots of shops gelato porticos zara arches artery
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Reviewed 12 December 2018

I like going around streets when I am abroad. My hotel is already on this street and I can reach everywhere. Now I learned that there will be a direct train from the airport soon. And always nice before christmas.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Caztrompet
Reviewed 22 November 2018

This place is always busy. Shopped there multiple days and times of day and the sidewalks were full and so were most of the stores. Fun vibe and great fashion for all ages.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jksparz
Reviewed 24 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 17 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank maribirt
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!

Date of experience: September 2018
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

Date of experience: February 2018
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.

Date of experience: July 2018
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.

Date of experience: September 2017
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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank SevenoaksSinjun
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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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