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Travel and adventure taking, memory and home making, parenting and play shaking, never faking, tales of family life.

Mercato Antiques Market in Bologna

Antiques Market in Bologna

I managed to sneak a trip to Bologna, Italy, just before Christmas. The second Saturday and second Sunday of the month the antique market Mercato Antiquario Città di Bologna takes place in Piazza Santo Stefano in front of St. Stephen’s Basilica.  It was peaceful when we visited and full of all kinds of treasures.

What I love about Bologna is that it has jaw dropping architecture, medieval towers, cobbled squares with fountains and churches, rows and rows of porticoed streets. This setting is inspirational, but it is also bursting with great shops, markets, cafes, bars and restaurants. Best of all, it’s very compact and walkable, and not over crowded with tourists.

Have a little look round, it was lovely taking pictures here.

Antiques Market in Bologna

Antiques Market in Bologna

Antiques Market in Bologna Antiques Market in Bologna

Antiques Market in Bologna Antiques Market in Bologna

We also found some lovely shops around the market area, I bought Christmas decorations home for my kids.

Antiques Market in Bologna

I took inspiration from the stunning arrangements in shop windows. This is exactly what I was thinking about in my last post.

Antiques Market in Bologna

We brought home some foodie treats, Bologna is a foodie paradise, so many stand out Italian foods like Parmesan and Balsamic are made locally and chefs in Bologna are famous for their fresh pasta, especially tortellini.

Food Shopping in Bologna

What an inspiring place to buy flowers!

Interiors Shopping in Bologna

We also enjoyed the French Christmas market, a change from German ones we have in Nottingham!

 

Need to Know

Find out more about markets in Bologna here.

We were guests of Hotel Touring, mention Penny Alexander for a 15% discount.

Find out more about the hotel, with it’s amazing roof terrace over Bologna, on Friday!

3 thoughts on “Mercato Antiques Market in Bologna

  • missielizzieandmyshadow

    Wow this looks like my ideal trip! I bet you were gutted about the weight allowance on your luggage!

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  • Agatinam@hotmail.com

    It was a gorgeous place for a quick pre Christmas trip-the hotel was lovely and the people so relaxed that it was a perfect antidote to a hectic London Christmas for me X

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