The paper shows the results of some recent studies on Via Fondazza, one of the oldest streets inside the ancient walls of Bologna. It was chosen because it has an interesting urban structure which gives it a particular identity. It is an example of little world street. In other words, it’s a street which has a community structure
of its own a church, Morandi’s house, all types of shops. The study began with a micro approach, attention being paid to recent changes in the road itself. This was followed by a macro approach looking at how the street had developed in relation to developments within the historical city centre.