The geographical position of Castel San Pietro Terme makes it a perfect destination for those who love shopping and fun. Let's start from here: the weekly market of Castel San Pietro takes place on Monday morning in the historic center, while in nearby Imola the weekly market is held in Piazza Matteotti on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday morning.


Just 5 km from the historic center, at the exit of the Castel San Pietro motorway exit on the A14, you will find the famous Castel Guelfo The Style Outlets. It is a shopping city, which contains 110 shops, also reachable with a free shuttle from the historic center and the Castel San Pietro train station. For years now this reality, considered in fact the outlet of Bologna, has been considered one of the best destinations in the whole region to make your own purchases and spend a day walking around the shops.

 
 

Obviously even Bologna itself, only 20 km away, has department stores and commercial complexes. Those looking for something more characteristic can try in the historic center of Bologna: the shops in via Indipendenza, via Ugo Bassi, via D'Azeglio and via Clavature are among the best known in the Emilian capital, while in the Galleria Cavour there are the boutiques of the great world fashion brands: from Armani to Fendi, from Bulgari to Louis Vuitton. Those who prefer to go around stalls should go to Bologna on Friday and Saturday from 6:30 to 20:00 throughout the year at the Mercato della Piazzola (Piazza VIII Agosto), and during the Christmas period also in Strada Maggiore with the Market of Santa Lucia in via Altabella with the traditional Christmas market.
In Bologna city, every evening, events of all kinds take place in the clubs and streets of the center: in summer, festivals and outdoor concerts (the Botanique or the bé bolognæstate, for example), while during the other seasons bars, bookshops and clubs of all kinds organize evenings for all tastes.

 
 

Castel San Pietro is also an excellent starting point for getting around the Riviera Romagnola: Ravenna, with its mosaics and UNESCO World Heritage, is just 60 km away, while the most famous beaches (Milano Marittima, Marina Ravenna, Cervia and Cesenatico, to name a few) only a few more kilometers. The same goes to the most popular discos of the Riviera: Rimini and Riccione are about 100 km away from the Castel San Pietro Terme highway exit. As well as the nearby Republic of San Marino, located on the hills of Rimini, a very popular tourist and commercial destination, thanks to the advantageous prices of products not subject to VAT.