Off the tourist track, a foodie's (and shutterbug's) delight
Bologna's main covered market
For visiting foodies who want to learn about and experience local gastronomy beyond the restaurant plate, a visit to the Mercato delle Erbe, the city's main covered market, is a delightfully untouristy must. In an early-20th-century building on Via Ugo Bassi, rub shoulders with the locals as they shop for fresh produce, meat, and fish. Afterward, have a wander through some of the shops in the surrounding streets. A lovely local experience!