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All reviews train station long street both sides piazza maggiore beautiful street main shopping brand shops pedestrian zone smaller streets clothing stores great shopping lots of shops gelato porticos zara arches artery
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

THe must-do walk for shopping and seeing people walking by in Bologna, best on Saturday afternoon or Sunday.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank monacodanilo
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Great area with some good stores to shop in. The covered arches allow you to get some shade and out of the sun whilst still browsing

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank HarryCarson1973
Reviewed 28 July 2017

This street is very long and on weekends there is a huge market which takes place about halfway up the street (near MacDonalds). There are many high street shops on this street as well as a park, churches, hotels, restaurants. At the northern end of...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Sunseeker215
Reviewed 27 July 2017

Lovely arched boulevard which links the train station to the centre. There are the usual expensive shops, but also more affordable bars, ice-cream parlours, etc.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank FTMDave
Reviewed 23 July 2017

High end shopping, walkable, restaurants serving 8 euro appertivo buffets along this road. Very enjoyable, no junky souvenir shops.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank mrsashm714
Reviewed 22 July 2017

This is the main shopping centre but not cheap. Good fun however with clothing shops and ice cream parlours mixed together.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank royl708
Reviewed 21 July 2017

This long avenue has shops, restaurants, cafes and a church to take your interest. Both sides are mainly covered with a lovely gallery so you can take your time and keep out of the sun or the rain!

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Christine A
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

Like most cities, this is the pedestrian city with lots of shopping. It is not as high end as other places, but also has nor Italian stores as opposed to places I could find back home. Nothing special, but nothing bad either.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank msa23_2000
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Stayed in I portico Hotel and walked into the city along this road. Wide range of shops from top quality to second hand mobile phone stores. Overall a good experience, however the market stalls selling cheap tat and high number of beggars did take the...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank David M
Reviewed 2 July 2017

There are 37 kms of porticos in bologna, so you can always walk in shade. this street has some fantastic shops and coffee bars, and is well worth a walk

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Mickigirl1310
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