Bologna is a city of extraordinary sociability and vitality. The streets of the historical city center sparkle with life at any time of day and until late at night.
In the charming streets close to Piazza Maggiore, where the lively and picturesque old market (Mercato di Mezzo) winds through the shops of typical products, a must is an aperitif either in an old osteria (tavern) or, after a walk through the luxurious shops, in a trendy venue.
The evening range of proposals is extraordinarily rich and goes from the many places with live music to the simple but refined osterie (taverns) open until late at night. And then the prestigious theaters, the several cinemas, discos and, during summer, the whole town which turns into a lively open-air stage.