Around Bologna ... a beautiful portico
... use books for sale under a walkway portico near Piazza Maggiore. Libreria Nanni, one of the oldest book stores in the city, is in the Galleria Cavour on Via de' Musei.
According to the Unesco site:
" Today the historic centre of Bologna, that is to say the area included into the city walls of the 13th Century, contains some 38 kilometres of porticoes build during a long historic period. (through 11th - 20th Century). In addition, it is important to mention the 4-kilometer-wall built in 1674, driving to the Sanctuary of the Madonna of Luca, on the hill of La Guardia. Thanks to their great diffusion and permanence, the Porticoes of Bologna are considered as 'outstanding universal value'. "
Bologna; March 2017