A warren of lanes in the historic centre where locals still shop the old-fashioned way for typical Bologna ingredients
Bologna's traditional market
Right around the historic centre's main plaza, the Piazza Maggiore, the warren of narrow streets and lanes bounded by Via degli Orefici, the Portico del Pavaglione, Via Clavatura, and Via Castiglione has long been known as Il Quadrilatero, traditionally a centre for Bologna's artisans' guilds and food-sellers. And it's here you'll find the Mercato del Mezzo, where locals still come to shop for their groceries and some household necessaries in little hole-in-the-wall shops (it's especially well known for its salumerie, shops selling savoury sausages and other cured meats). A lovely place to come shop if not for food then for photo ops!
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