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Bologna's main street

Stretching from the train station all the way to Piazza Maggiore, Via dell'Independenza has a lot... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Nik R
Varna, Bulgaria
Great walk from Railstation to Piazza Maggiore

You can walk under the arcades in rain and see many differents shops, a good walk. It is nice... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Copenhagen, Denmark
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“train station” (15 reviews)
“long street” (8 reviews)
“both sides” (6 reviews)
Bologna, Italy
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Stretching from the train station all the way to Piazza Maggiore, Via dell'Independenza has a lot of high-brand shops, hotels, nice (maybe not the cheapest though) cafeterias and restaurants. The Duomo of Bologna (Cattedrale di San Pietro) dominates it at its southern end. You can...More

Thank Nik R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can walk under the arcades in rain and see many differents shops, a good walk. It is nice with no cars on the road, some of the way.

Thank springAnne
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Via dell'Indipendenza is a street between railway station and Piazza Maggiore in Bologna. It has covered arcades on each side. Houses have shops, bars, even some churches on each side. Main part of it is pedestrian zone during weekend.

Thank Miha P
Reviewed 6 January 2018

Good for shopping, lounging in cafes and eating in restaurants. The usual shopping street but Christmas lights were very tastefully designed like curtains on stage.

Thank gweeboonhiah
Reviewed 19 December 2017

Big shopping street, with lots of shops you find in every big city. Nothing special. It is better to go to the smaller Streets with unique shops and boutiques.

Thank Chrilanda N
Reviewed 18 December 2017

This is the main shopping street in Bologna. The traffic was cut off at the weekend, not sure if it was just for Christmas or they do it every weekend. Plenty of shops, usual suspects H&M Zara etc and a few others. There is a...More

Thank cantabria2012
Reviewed 29 November 2017

This is one mayor shopping streets of Bologna, you find fine dining restaurants, fun shops, hotels and much more

Thank mundosully
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Great place for a walk to see the shops, styles both in stores and on pedestrians, and get a feel for the city. You can also walk this way to get to the train station. Nice store to by Baci candies at the end of...More

Thank Peggy S
Reviewed 4 November 2017

Twice during my visit, the street has been closed to traffic. It seems to be busy most of the time. When you are walking under the porticos, you notice the shopping but you do not notice the magnificent churches unless they have their doors open.

Thank Susan7
Reviewed 30 October 2017

A long street full of shops and interesting details but there is not enough place for walking and that can cause some crowded effect.

Thank ionimbrescu
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