Via Del Pratello

I love it when I arrive in a new city, travelling with a camera, and stumble across awesome street art.  Via Del Pratello can be found within the historic centre of Bologna Italy.

street art painted on shop shutters in Via Del Pratello Bologna Italy, beautiful lady

I had been recommend Via Del Pratello for the nightlife scene, where the locals gather, rather than street art.  So, I was captivated when I found these great pieces of art adorning the shop and restaurant shutters.  You bet I was back early the next morning to capture the closed shutters to see more of them and in all their glory!

street art painted on shop shutters in Via Del Pratello Bologna Italy, old man with beard and beanie

A quick google and it transpired that an idea was born by a local group to paint the shutters to combat its degradation.  What a fantastic idea, and it certainly has put a new lease of life into the street.

street art painted on shop shutters in Via Del Pratello Bologna Italy, angel

A great place to grab a wine or beer and have dinner with friends on an evening.  But make sure you wander by in the day too to enjoy the street art.  A really busy and buzzy atmosphere, and one you probably wouldn’t stumble across by accident as a tourist.  A great place to visit off the tourist trap prices too.

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