Bologna, right north of Florence (or Firenze), is a cute and quaint Italian city that holds a lot of culture, cute streets, medieval architecture, small Italian markets, and more. Bologna was such an unexpected yet fun stop we made on our way towards Pisa and Florence, and it wasn’t a destination we had planned on staying in for a long time. Although we hadn’t planned on staying a very long time, the day that we did spend exploring Bologna was filled with walks through the small streets of Bologna, shopping in the unique stores and shops, and seeing Bologna’s most well-known spots.
Not many of the streets were accessible by car, and most streets were for bikers and walkers- which was nice because you get to see the most of the city by walking through the little Italian street ways and don’t miss much by driving (plus it’s fairly small so driving really isn’t even needed).
(the quality of some of the photos isn’t the best because I had only brought one lens along that’s more for capturing up-close pictures)
Walking through Bologna we passed a handful of bakeries, patisseries, meat shops, and a lot of really unique stores in general.
I discovered the store “& other stories” while in Bologna and it had such simple and chic styled clothes and I had to check if they had any in the U.S., but unfortunately they only had about 1 or 2 U.S. locations. There definitely should be more in the U.S.
Bikes on bikes on bikes.
After dinner dessert
Bologna was such a fun stop and I really got the authentic small Italian town feel here as it didn’t feel that “touristy”. It was fun seeing the marketplaces, the different unique stores, and the different architecture. Hope you enjoyed seeing a little slice of Bologna, Italy!