Luckily, Bologna has many farmers’ markets. The latest addition is in Piazza Aldrovandi, where from the beginning of october to the end of january a cosy, one-lined market takes place every sunday morning.
With its bizarre shape – something in between a little piazza and a large street – this square named after collector and naturalist Ulisse Aldrovandi has a casual charm.
It was formerly known as “Seliciata di Strada Maggiore” where “Seliciata” takes its name from the filling of a big moat left from the former walls. But enough with history fun facts and back to the present, when you can begin your sunday morning with a lazy cappuccino at Caffè della Sartoria and the continue with a little shopping for the essentials: apples, pears, plants, wine, veggies.
You can also find some of the season’s specials: pumpkin, persimmon and chestnuts
with the latest also in the roasted (“Caldarroste”) version
plus the lovely corner devoted to everything you can make out of lavander.
Basically, the epitome of a relaxed sunday market, with a cosy and bourgeois atmosphere. Perfect for a little lazy stroll and some last minute grocery shopping. And now sorry fellas, I have roast in the oven.