Di bottega in bottega - A travel inside Bologna food shops

Di Bottega in Bottega - photo of Panificio Atti by Giulio di Meo
Panificio Atti, photo by Giulio di Meo
Di Bottega in Bottega – travel inside the hearth of Bologna” is a photo exposition created by Giulio di Meo, an independent photographer committed to social reportage, about the old food shops (botteghe) of Bologna.

The exhibition, created in collaboration with IT.A.CÀ festival, presents a selection of shots that capture gestures, environments, people and traditions in these places of tradition, offering the viewer an unusual point of view.

The old shops, craftsmen's workshops and new organic and design shops have been the subject of this investigation conducted in the historical areas of the Quadrilatero and the Jewish Ghetto.

Di Bottega in Bottega - photo by Giulio di Meo
Salumeria Simoni, photo by Giulio di Meo
The Quadrilatero is the area of ancient tradition, mercantile and commercial, that had the maximum development in the Middle Ages and has maintained unchanged over time his vocation.
Here they had established major craft guilds of the city and even today there is a high commercial density. In the exposition, you'll find photos of the famous Panificio Atti or Salumeria Simoni, some of the oldest and most famous food shops of Bologna, as well as Bologna traditional stores like Libreria Nanni or Zinelli.

The Jewish Ghetto in Bologna retains its original urban structure and is a hidden and mysterious city, where excellent workshops and new activities related to the design found their headquarters to combine tradition and innovation.
Di Bottega in Bottega - photo od Osteria dell
Osteria dell'Orsa, photo by Giulio di Meo
Photos courtesy of Giulio Di Meo, from Repubblica.it

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