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6:30 p.m. Salotto del Jazz My next stop is Via Mascarella, where I am about to

Cost: €3 for a glass of wine at Cantina Bentivoglio, which

discover another amazing secret of the city, a great

hosts the best Jazz nights in Bologna. They offer an excellent

summer event in Bologna called Salotto del jazz. If you’re

daily fixed price menu for €28 that is worth checking out.

visiting from June to August, you can dine and drink while listening to live jazz sitting on the street of Via Mascarella. The upper area is specifically closed to traffic

Top Tip: Pop by for the evening feast at Mercato Delle Erbe. During the summer on Via Belvedere, you can feast

for this period of time. Even if you don’t fancy jazz, there’s

every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Locals enjoy

something so cool about eating or having a drink on a

meals prepared from unsold produce at the Mercato Delle

street, surrounded by beautiful buildings in a communal

Erbe. It’s an excellent atmosphere and the food is great

setting on a beautiful summers evening while sipping on

too. You can buy a bottle of wine for a few euros and have

good wine, like Pignoletto maybe; this is one of life’s great

a great meal surrounded by locals. I highly recommend it


if you’re in town on any of those days.


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