Markets & Souvenirs

In economic terms the word market indicates the place (including figuratively) and time in which trade of various sorts takes place.
Markets are commonly dated to the Middle Ages although references to them in the Roman era do exist.
Over the years markets and fairs have managed to remain as popular as ever with their taste of a not too distant past and the last few years has seen a rise in popularity of purchases at market stalls.

Markets in Imola:

    (Clothing, plants, accessories for the home)
    Piazza Matteotti & piazza Gramsci – viale Rivalta
    Tuesday – Thursday – Saturday   8.00am to 1.00pm
    (Fruit & vegetables, cheese)
    Viale Rivalta 10/12
    Tuesday – Thursday – Saturday
    from 01/10 to 15/04  8.00am to 10.15am (Saturday 8.00am to 11.00am)
    from 16/04 to 30/09  7.30am to 9.45am (Saturday 7.30am to 10.30am)
  • IL BORGHETTO – Covered Market
    (Grocer, bar, dressmaker, dry cleaners, shoe repair, gift & fancy goods shop)
    Viale Rivalta
    from Monday to Saturday
    From 01/06 to 31/08  6.30am to 1.00pm
    From 01/09 to 31/05  6.30am to 1.00pm (Friday also 4.00pm to 7.00pm)
  • MERCOL BIO – Biological covered market
    (biological products)
    Centro Sociale La Stalla – via Serraglio 20/b
    Wednesday   4.30pm to 7.30pm
    (local producer chosen by slow food)
    Viale Rivalta 10/12
    Friday 4.00pm to 7.00pm (from Mid-September to Mid-May)
    & 5.30pm to 9.30pm (from Mid-May to Mid-September)
    (CIA local producer)
    Parking Di Vittorio – via Fanin 7/a
    Thursday 4.30pm to 7.00pm (from April to October
    & 4.00pm to 7.00pm (November & December)
    (agricultural products of the territory)
    Parking Imola Lago – via Ugo La Malfa
    Monday 4.00pm to 7.00pm (until December)
  • COS’ANTICHE – Antique & flee market
    (Furniture; gifts & fancy goods)
    Arcade of the City Centre – via Emilia
    4th Saturday of each month    9.00am to 6.00pm (no June, July & August)
    (Clothing, plants, accessories for the home)
    Zolino (via Villa parking) – Thursday from 2.30pm (no July & August)
    Pedagna (via Donizetti & parking) – Saturday from 3.00pm (no July & August)
    Sasso Morelli (via Correcchio) – Tuesday & Friday from 8.00am (no July & August)
    Sesto Imolese (via San Vitale) – Friday from 8.00am

When we visit a new city we often buy souvenirs or objects to take with us to remind us of a visit or holiday. There are no souvenir shops in the city but you can buy classic postcards and magnets in some of the city’s tobacconists shops  and objects typical of Imola city in its markets.

CERAMICHE – Ceramic & porcelain products

Cooperativa Ceramica – via Vittorio Veneto 13
Monday 3.10pm to 7.00pm; from Tuesday to Friday 9.00am to 1.00pm & 3.10pm to 7.00pm;  Saturday 8.30am to 12.30pm

TELE STAMPATE – Typical ‘romagnolo’ hand printed fabrics & drapes

Bottega Giordano, piazza Matteotti 4
9.00am to 12.30pm & 3.30pm to 7.30pm (closed Thursday afternoon)