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Fruttivendolo: The Italian Fruit Stand


Piergiorgio leads us now to one of the most famous fruit stands in Bologna, in the market street called Via Pescherie Vecchie. There we see baskets, crates and trays filled with many kinds of local and exotic fruits. Yesterday, Piergiorgio tells us, they had wonderful mushrooms, and today we find limes and yellow-fleshed limes, Sicilian peaches, tomatoes, melons, salad greens and more, all very fresh and beautiful. The Fruttivendolo even carries pre-chopped vegetables for busy people who refuse to sacrifice the quality of their supper. As our market basket grows heavy, we travel next to the butcher shop.