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“long street”(9 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 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

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank lpMaggi713
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).

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank PCS37
Reviewed 1 June 2018

A central street with a lot of shops. The use of pavements with ceilings - porticos - make it easy to take a walk and do shopping independent of the weather conditions. A must see in Bologna.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank ProfessorTravell
Reviewed 29 May 2018

This very wide street is interesting in its porticos, which offer a sheltered walk for the most part, form the main railway station to the central city square Piazza Maggiore. Lots of stores, mainly fashion. Cafes allow the visitor a refreshing pause. On weekends the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

This Main Street is very beautiful. With marble on the ground. And the arches are beautiful too. It is a great walk.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 11 May 2018

The central shopping street is full of shops and cafes. On Saturdays and Sundays it closes for transportation and becomes completely pedestrian, but there are many people

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Ogi0
Reviewed 17 April 2018

Getting lost on this street is a pleasure. Lined with a wide variety of shops this via is a nice place for an evening stroll much Ike many other streets in Bologna.

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank EUcivilization
Reviewed 3 April 2018

A very busy street but if you go on a weekend they seal of the traffic and it changes everything, it is just lovely. Restaurants put tables on the street and people are walking leisurely around doing their shopping.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Gitte Obertin S
Reviewed 15 February 2018

Stretching from the train station all the way to Piazza Maggiore, Via dell'Independenza has a lot of high-brand shops, hotels, nice (maybe not the cheapest though) cafeterias and restaurants. The Duomo of Bologna (Cattedrale di San Pietro) dominates it at its southern end. You can...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank 445nikr
Reviewed 3 February 2018

You can walk under the arcades in rain and see many differents shops, a good walk. It is nice with no cars on the road, some of the way.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank springAnne
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Lyudmila L
12 June 2018|
Response from ProfessorTravell | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure. But some of them do not close before 7 pm.
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