Hello, bologna

As the capital of the Emilia Romagna region, Bologna is an art city, a university centre and a place renowned for its excellent cuisine. It hosts important international trade fairs and is one of the world’s greatest motor cities. Ducati, Lamborghini and Maserati were all born in Bologna and Ferrari’s headquarters can be found in nearby Modena.


The Shopping to Visit

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Barberino Designer Outlet

Barberino Designer Outlet is the perfect shopping destination just 30 minutes from Florence. Here you can find 200 of the most luxurious designer fashion brands up to 70% less. With cafés, restaurants and tax free shopping available, there’s everything the discerning shopper could ever desire.

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Fidenza Village

At sixty minutes' driving from Milan and Bologna, Fidenza Village is home to more than 100 outlet boutiques offering savings of up to 70% on the ordinary retail price for previous seasons’ collections from leading Italian and international brands. Style affordable for everyone.

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Galleria Cavour

There is a reason Italy is one of the main fashion nations, and browsing the windows in Galleria Cavour, just ten minutes on foot from Piazza Maggiore, will make you see why. Here you can find brands like Gucci, Prada and Miu Miu.

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Shopping in the City Centre

Fashion shops are located all around the centre of Bologna, but boutiques and international brands can mostly be found in Via Farini, Via Ugo Bassi, Via Indipendenza and under the Portico del Pavaglione. In this city you will find all the greatest designers' shops.

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For food, try Tamburini and the most famous Bolognese delicatessen. Here you can feast over an impressive variety of salted pork meat, cheese, pasta and wine.

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Paolo Atti & Figli

Another nice shop is Paolo Atti & Figli in Via Drapperie, 6. Here you can find delicious pastries, bread, soup and fresh pasta like tortelloni, ravioli and tagliatelle.

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