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A.C. Vecchietti

A.C. Vecchietti

Since 1928, A.C. Vecchietti has been a consolidated brand for fans of pens and fountain pens. It has recently moved from via Manzoni into a shop on via Orefici

Al Balanzone

Al Balanzone

The shop sold stationery items, pens, notebooks and registers, run by the Alcione family under the name “Al Balanzone” since 1970.

 

Antica Aguzzeria del Cavallo

Antica Aguzzeria del Cavallo

The Antica Aguzzeria del Cavallo was founded in 1783 by Antonio Bernagozzi, famous for tool grinding and the sale of cold weapons.

Antica Profumeria Al Sacro Cuore

Antica Profumeria Al Sacro Cuore

Antica Profumeria al Sacro Cuore is born of a great passion for the art of fragrance and the exact need to enhance the best national and foreign perfumery products, making them accessible in an elegant and comfortable shop.

Atelier Gabriele Piccioni

Atelier Gabriele Piccioni

For fifty years Gabriele Piccioni has been designing and tailoring made-to-measure suits with perfect style and fine details.

Atelier Il Bagatto

Atelier Il Bagatto

“Il Bagatto”, which opened in the city in 1970, makes evening wear and formal dress articles for men and women in addition to restoration of antique crochet, lace, curtains and antique clothing, embroidery by hand on canvas and silk, repairs and reconditioning of fur and leather articles.

Barberia Marchi

Barberia Marchi

Under the portico of piazza Cavour, there is the Marchi barber, in which the 1870 furnishings of the shop have been kept unchanged.

Cacciari e Salvati

Cacciari e Salvati

In an elegant courtyard from the late Renaissance you can find Cacciari and Salvati, here since 1900, that has produced jewellery items and has sold famous brands and vintage watches for three generations

Campora

Campora

Under the vault there is the leather shop Campora, in town since 1860. At the beginning of the twentieth century the shop, specialized in umbrellas, was in the main square Vittorio Emanuele, today Piazza Maggiore.

Carobbio

Carobbio

Carobbio goldsmith. In the nineteenth century it was known as “the emblem of Jesus”. It has provided products of quality jewelry and selected gems for four generations.

Casali Cornici d'Arte

Casali Cornici d'Arte

The laboratory Casali artistic frames is found in a typical courtyard, and does custom work.

Cornia 1911

Cornia 1911

Goldsmith’s shop from Bologna, Cornia, active since 1911, and with a family tradition.

Cosetta Corticelli Calzature

Cosetta Corticelli Calzature

The Corticelli family has a long professional tradition in the production of shoes made to measure. The grandfather, Adolfo, was already working as a shoemaker in 1929 and he passed the art of shoemaking to his son Otello. From a very young age Cosetta developed a passion for this highly creative artisan trade while assisting her father.

Dante Zanetti

Dante Zanetti

On the corner with vicolo Ranocchi you can find the Dante Zanetti bakery.

Davide di Coltelli Giulio & C

Davide di Coltelli Giulio & C

Among the characteristic stands of fruit and vegetables there are some with a long family tradition, such as Davide di Coltelli

De Maria

De Maria

Among the characteristic stands of fruit and vegetables there are some with a long family tradition, such as De Maria Admeto.

Ditta Casagrande Tigrino

Ditta Casagrande Tigrino

From the heart of the ‘Quadrilatero’, where in 1937  Tigrino took over the historic jeweller’s (founded in 1903 by Marcello Bertolotti), the shop relocated to via dell’Inferno in the former Jewish ghetto.

Farmacia Alberani

Farmacia Alberani

Farmacia Alberani has been at the corner between via Farini and via Castiglione for more than one century, with beautiful signs in glass painted in gold and the royal awards for the Alberani chemical and pharmaceutical plant.

Farmacia del Pavaglione

Farmacia del Pavaglione

The old Spezieria della Morte, next to the Hospital having the same name, that was built in the fourteenth century, later became Farmacia del Pavaglione, at the corner between via de’ Musei and via dell’Archiginnasio.

Farmacia Santissima Annunziata

Farmacia Santissima Annunziata

The elegant iron canopy and the Art Nouveau gable characterize Farmacia della Santissima Annunziata, is one of the old apothecary’s shops of Bologna.

Fiorini

Fiorini

Under the archway that opens into piazza Maggiore, there is Fiorini, founded by Pietro in 1919, was originally a shop of dressmaking fabrics, and in the past ten years it has specialized in clothing, knitwear and accessories for women.

Foto Ottica G. Macchiavelli

Foto Ottica G. Macchiavelli

Since 1935, Foto Ottica Macchiavelli, has passed on through three generations. Today, it proposes professional and personalised service both in optical and in photography sector. 

Galleria De’ Foscherari

Galleria De’ Foscherari

The Galleria de’ Foscherari has been active in the city’s cultural landscape since 1960, and is a point of reference for art lovers.

Galleria Spazia

Galleria Spazia

Established in the nineteen eighties by Marco Bottai in the university area, the “Galleria Spazia” has concentrated on Abstractism with special interest in that of the fifties.

Gilberto

Gilberto

Gilberto, a family company specialized since 1905, offers fine wine and liquors, sauces and balsamic vinegar, chocolate and sweets

Giusti

Giusti

In palazzo Gaddi Pepoli, you can find Giusti clothing for men, since 1887 in this city.

La Baita Vecchia Malga

La Baita Vecchia Malga

La Baita by Vecchia Malga allows you to discover the uniqueness of the traditional cuisine of Bologna by offering the regional and typical products and preparing traditional dishes that you can enjoy at lunch, aperitif and dinner.

La Calzoleria Max e Gio

La Calzoleria Max e Gio

Working with leather and skin to produce handmade shoes made to measure believing that ‘every foot is unique’ is the philosophy behind “La Calzoleria di Max e Gio”.

La Coroncina

La Coroncina

Declared part of Bologna's cultural heritage, La Coroncina is located in the 14th century Torre degli Scappi and it's one of the most characteristic historical shops in Bologna.  

La Tarlatana

La Tarlatana

The engraving and printing workshop “La Tarlatana” overlooks via De’ Giudei at the entrance to the former Jewish ghetto.

Lange

Lange

The Lange women’s clothing boutique, with custom-made furniture made in the 70s.

Libreria Coop-Zanichelli

Libreria Coop-Zanichelli

Coop-Zanichelli bookshop continues the long history of the bookshop of Nicola Zanichelli, publisher and printer.

Libreria Galliera

Libreria Galliera

The antiquarian bookshop Galliera was founded in 1937 and it is dedicated to any text or image that could represent a lively document as an evidence of myhts, dreams, glories, ingenuity of a remote and recent past. 

Libreria Nanni

Libreria Nanni

A glimpse of typical Parisian style stands of the 20’s, brings attention to Libreria Nanni.

Lo sfizio

Lo sfizio

Lo Sfizio is a typical shop characterised by the genuine nature of products born in an area with a strong culinary vocation. The workshop offers Emilia Romagna's traditional baked products. 

Maccaferri Emanuele

Maccaferri Emanuele

In an elegant courtyard from the late Renaissance at the first floor of the palace there is the workshops of the goldsmith Maccaferri Emanuele

Macelleria Equina

Macelleria Equina

For more than fifty years, the Macelleria Equina (Butcher’s shop specialize in horse meat) has been characterized by a nice marble gable with an embossed sign.

Macelleria Zivieri Massimo Srl

Macelleria Zivieri Massimo Srl

High quality meat, educational workshop for those who want to learn art of butchery, home delivery service in Bologna and its surrounding area: These are the Zivieri brothers. 

Majani

Majani

Refined and elegant Majani shop in via Carbonesi, that sells chocolate and confectionery made by Casa Majani, which has produced high quality products since 1796.

Martino Design

Martino Design

Located in the former Jewish ghetto, Chiara Melandri’s comprehensive interior design shop designs and produces objects, imports furnishings designed by internationally famous artists and budding designers, and creates, redesigns and gives new life to personalised spaces.

Marzocchi

Marzocchi

At Castiglione you can find the entrance to Marzocchi, a firm present in this
city since the eighteenth century. It moved to its present site in the early twentieth century and sells a wide range of household items.

Melega

Melega

Mustards, preserves and sauces, selected local produce and a wide range of fruit, vegetables and meats are the goods proposed by the Melega family

Menzani

Menzani

The gold and silver Menzani jeweler’s - originally “Emblem of the Lion” - still has the Art Deco style in the window, on the sign and furniture made by the Liporesi company in 1935.

Mercato di Mezzo (The Middle Market)

Mercato di Mezzo (The Middle Market)

The most ancient city market offers the best local products, that you can buy or eat on site: meat, fish, sausages,  cheese, fruit, bread, pizza, pasta, ice cream, pastry, wine and beer. 

Mesticheria Fossi

Mesticheria Fossi

The Fossi Mesticheria (small paint and hardware store), founded in 1858, has been present in this location since 1912, the shop window with a compass, a sales counter and a stucco ceiling dates back to that period.

Nadir

Nadir

With four generations of family tradition it began as a shoe factory. Since 1934 is in its present location with the original furnishings.

Natale Fontana

Natale Fontana

At the start of via Rizzoli, there is a rare example of Liberty and Art Deco in Bologna: the Fontana family jewellers with a long tradition as goldsmiths.

Nocciolina

Nocciolina

Small shop of grain, flour, legumes and items for small pets, that has been here since 1936.

Nuova Bottega del Luzzo

Nuova Bottega del Luzzo

In tribute to her long experience gained in Guido Selva’s shop in via del Luzzo, Adriana Biondi opened her workshop with the name “Nuova Bottega Del Luzzo” in 2002 in the former Jewish ghetto of the city.

Oreficeria della Vita

Oreficeria della Vita

Founded in 1907, the goldsmith “Oreficeria della Vita”, which takes its name from the nearby church, sells and repairs articles of jewelry and watches.

Ottica Avrone

Ottica Avrone

Avrone Optics has been in this city since 1906, carrying on after the Lenzi
Company founded in 1836, and is of family tradition. It has collections of antique optical instruments, spectacles and cameras.

Ottica Pasquini

Ottica Pasquini

A little Foto Studio in 1907, quikly became a touchstone for the city. Tradition and quality are the keywords of this activity, and it's  confirmed by the opening of new stores. 

Ottica Reggiani

Ottica Reggiani

In Via De' Foscherari there is a sign that dates back to the beginning of the twentieth century, it is the sign of Ottica Reggiani (Reggiani Optician) with a laboratory and a store.

Panificio Priori

Panificio Priori

Store for bread and pasta, which has the Bakery Priori sign with a wide range
of traditional bakery products, since 1920.

Paoletti

Paoletti

The Paoletti family has been present in the city since 1950 as a benchmark for the most famous brands in photography.

Paolo Atti & Figli

Paolo Atti & Figli

The namesake bakery is in the Atti building, that was built by the family in 1907.

Pasticceria Laganà

Pasticceria Laganà

Michele Laganà starts his own business in 1955 and it becomes a touchstone for those who love delicious sweets. Laganà's secret is  to work with dedication and professional skill, which have remained unchanged for generations.

Pekora Nera

Pekora Nera

A craftsmen’s workshop for the production of leather and fabric bags, unique articles or limited editions, in addition to accessories and jewellery: earrings, bracelets and necklaces graced with pearls and other materials such as wood and leather.

Pescheria Brunelli

Pescheria Brunelli

Pescheria Brunelli, active since 1924, as a “friggitoria” (shop which sells fried food).

Pezzoli

Pezzoli

One of the few shops that has a portal with flap doors, typical of the Middle Ages.

Polleria Ranocchi

Polleria Ranocchi

The poultry shop Polleria Ranocchi joined the “Spaccio del Vero Grana” (“shop of the real grana padano cheese”) in 2002, and has been offering highquality products for more than fifty years.

Prata Pierluigi

Prata Pierluigi

The shop window is one of the artistic works with a great visual impact made by Antonio Prata, who founded this workshop, fruit of his love for artistic wrought iron. Today Pierluigi carries on the business with same passion. 

Priori

Priori

Shop specializing in electrical equipment and small appliances, Priori shop, founded in 1928.

Quadretti

Quadretti

Once a stationers, immediately after the war, now Quadretti is a shop that is highly specialized in watches and electronics

Rimondi

Rimondi

The traditional shoe shop, Rimondi, embraces the angle between Castiglione and Clavature, with a succession of windows lit by crystal chandeliers.

Salumeria Simoni

Salumeria Simoni

In the heart of the market area, Salumeria Simoni has been here since 1960. It sells speciality foods, Bologna and Emilian cold cuts, and a selection of Parmigiano Reggiano.

Sancini

Sancini

Goldsmith's workshop of Andrea Sancini

Serrazanetti

Serrazanetti

In the entrance of Serrazanetti goldsmith, you can still see the old “Emblem of the Pigeon”; the store, that has been in the family for four generations, has retained the elegant Art Nouveau style.

Stefano Bernath

Stefano Bernath

Art objects, old and modern watches and jewellery: Stefano Bernath, the founder of this business, has been working with passion since the early 50's. 

Tamburini

Tamburini

On the corner with Drapperie, where there is a plaque in memory of Father Marella, who collected money for the poor at this point, there are inviting shops and the entrance to the ancient Tamburini salsamenteria (place where cold meats and cheese are sold).

Valli Tessuti

Valli Tessuti

Fine fabrics, silks, wool and chiffon in elegant colors are sold by the Fermo Valli company, founded in 1907 and in Bologna since 1928

Visone

Visone

Visone flowers and plants is one of the oldest shops in town, known at the beginning of the twentieth century as “dalla Rosina”, that brings some color to the hall of an ancient building.

Zinelli casa

Zinelli casa

At the end of the road Caprarie, overlooking Mercanzia, there is a sequence of large windows with frames made of terracotta. This company is owned by the Zinelli family and has two stores, one of household linens and one of dressmaking fabrics.