To the east of Piazza Maggiore, the grid of streets around Via Clavature (Street of Locksmiths) sits on what was once Roman Bologna....
Basilica di San Petronio
Bologna's hulking Gothic basilica is the world's 15th-largest church, measuring 132m by 66m by 47m. Work began on it in 1390, but it was...
Museo Civico Archeologico
Impressive in its breadth of coverage of historical eras, this museum displays well-documented Egyptian and Roman artefacts along with...
Osteria del Sole
The sign outside this ancient Quadrilatero dive bar tells you all you need to know – ‘vino ’ (wine). Bring in your own food, and elbow...
The Quadrilatero area east of Piazza Maggiore harbours a daily produce market .
Via Pescheria Vecchie 3 · interesting places nearby
La Baita information
Bologna's most famous cheese shop carries a wide selection of aged parmigiano reggiano , along with hams and other deli items. It doubles as a wine bar and restaurant where customers linger to people-watch at pavement tables, sipping glasses of wine and snacking on meat and cheese platters.