Have you ever heard about Italian markets? Those colorful, crowded, lively places where you can find super deals just poking around the stalls among all those who are doing the same as you.
Romagna is full of interesting markets but also some very special places that can make your day happier than ever. We know you would love to leave Italy and Romagna taking with you a unique souvenir: a dress or a pair of branded shoes that your friends will envy, or that special vintage object you will never find at home.
High class shopping
Bellaria and Igea Marina are two different sides of the same area, divided by the channel and the harbor. The town of Bellaria is the most ancient one, the one born before Mr Belli decided to create the holiday village of Igea Marina.
Viale dei Platani with its exclusive boutiques and many shops is the center of Bellaria. The name comes from the huge plane trees that go along the boulevard starting from the railway station and going southbound until the end of the village.
Offering the best in Italian fashion is definitely the hub for shopping in Bellaria. Strolling around , especially in the hot sunny days, enjoying the fresh shadow of the trees, can be a relaxing experience. The boulevard also has a lot of nice spots: bars, cafes, ice cream shops and trendy clubs where you can have some rest after the shopping.
Make your day at the market
Bellaria and Igea Marina use to have their flea markets a couple of days in the week (Wednesday and Friday mainly) that become more frequent in the summer period, when you can find nice little markets all around the town even in the night.
Second hand stalls, jewels, art crafts, hand made soaps, candles and many other things can be found and make your shopping a true Italian experience.
Outlets and shopping center
Keep in mind then that not far from Bellaria, there is the largest shopping center “IPER – Romagna Center” where there is plenty of choice and the “Fashion Outlet Rubicon” to buy designer clothes at a discount. It’s quite near, only 3 km. You can reach it by car or by bus with a special shuttle. Even Rimini and Ravenna with their fashionable boutiques and department stores are another important meeting place for those who enjoy shopping. Here you can pick up many opportunities for shopping, for all budgets, from the most exclusive brand stores to the latest shopping centers “The Befane” in Rimini and “Esp” in Ravenna.
To reach Iper in Savignano, look at the bus schedule here, http://www.romagnashoppingvalley.it/it/articoli.asp?idA=160. You can easily reach Le Befane with a special shuttle from Bellaria Igea Marina. Ask the local transport office to know the time table.