Via Farini is one of the main shopping streets near Piazza Maggiore. Lined with boutiques and designer stores, Via Farini is every shopaholic's dream destination. From clothing and accessories, to books, music and even food stores, all that you need can be purchased with juts one walk through this street. Be sure to bring a good amount cash or a credit card, since most of the boutiques are rather expensive.
Set in a former palace, Galleria Cavour is among the most prestigious malls in the city. Opened in 1959, it has been a place of high fashion ever since. Representing the biggest luxury brands of the world, this mall oozes of grandeur from all its corners. Boutiques of high-end designer labels like Louis Vuitton, Fendi, Gucci, Tiffany & Co, Michael Kors and Prada can be found here.
This shop has been established since 1880 and offers its customers traditional specialties such as Bologna's bread, tortellini, tortellini, 'imperial' soup, 'royal' soup, 'concertos' and rice cakes. With uncompromising quality and service, Paolo Atti & Figli serves discerning customers of Bologna.
There's no stopping for this well-established and successfully managed Modo Infoshop situated in Bologna. Founded in February 2003, this undertaking is a multi-purpose venue that hosts everything from art exhibitions and plays to concerts, meetings, lectures and conferences. Modo also possesses an in-house shop that sells comics, DVDs and CDs. They also offer their well-equipped spaces on rent for various kinds of events. For details about event schedules, do check out their website.
Spread across two levels, L'inde le Palais is a fabulous store for women. This luxury store has every fashion essential by top brands in its chic environs. Some of the designer labels featuring are Junya Watanabe, Amen, Givenchy, Alaia and Celine. Exquisite designs in apparels and accessories will tempt you at this multifaceted boutique.
If you are a foodie, then Il Quadrilatero or Mercato di Mezzo as it is also known should not be missed. This ancient food market is nestled in the medieval zone of the town and is one of the best places to shop, eat and sight see. Just off the Piazza Maggiore, you have to navigate through narrow passages that are filled with colorful stalls, specialty food stores, wine shops, cafes and more. You will find the best of the regional produce as well as some fabulous Bolognese cuisine at this place. Check out the pasta shops, cheese shops, fish stalls, cured meats and butcheries. If you want to feel the pulse of the city, this is one place that is always pulsating!
This shop sells biologically cultivated natural products, the best brands of cosmetics, Fiori di Bach, food for people with allergies, and food from all over the world, suitable for those living a sedentary or active life such as sports people or growing children. It also offers a wide range of medicinal herbs and dietary mixtures. All this makes "Fior di Salute" one of the best stocked herbalists in the city. As well as the shop on Via San Vitale, there is also a minimarket on Via Pancaldi 5.
The Zanotti jewelers in Piazza Maggiore opened in 1912, and is one of the best jeweler shops in the city. It sells jewelry, watches, silver, precious stones, pearls, and exclusive creations, as well as much, much more. The shop also makes jewelry designed by clients to order.It is specialized in Zenith and Eberhard watches.
The Gioelleria della Rocca produces its own jewelery, has its own repair studio, and a diamond quality control center. It sells diamonds, new and period watches, and all the most prestigious makes. It has something to suit everyone.All the items are finely finished and are of excellent quality.
Scizia Oro in the Galleria del Toro sells an astonishing range of watches, including Omega, Breitling, Eberhard and Co., Philiph Watch, Sector, Breil, Wyler Vetta, Hamilton, Seiko, Lorenz, Citizen, Casio, Swatch, Eterna, and Tribe.It also sells a vast selection of gold and silver jeweleryy by some of the best names in the sector: Recarlo, Salvini, Unoaerra, Emagold, and Alfieri and St. John.