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.
“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.
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
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.