The city of Bologna has a centuries long tradition of craftsmanship and trade, which has been expressed historically in the markets and shops of the downtown streets and not only.
For a long time in the Quadrilateral of Bologna, the true heart of the business, there have been many workshop and stores that sell goods of Bologna and its territory. They are still present today. Very often families of artisans and traders have handed down the professions from one generation to the next, thus maintaining specialized product groups for customers. This ensures a high level of research and quality. In this part of town, which is heavily commercialized, there are still characteristic places, with roomsand furnishings of historic times, in some cases having great artistic value.