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Piazza Maggiore

Piazza Maggiore, Bologna, Italy
+39 051 231415
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“people watch” (72 reviews)
“open air cinema” (22 reviews)
“film festival” (19 reviews)
Piazza Maggiore, Bologna, Italy
+39 051 231415
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Reviewed today

In this square you can read 800 years of the history of Bologna. San Petronio, one of the biggest church in the world, Palazzo d'Accursio, the government palace. The best early in the morning.

Thank roberto g
Reviewed 1 week ago

With a good map, every walk around the city brings you back here....... and there are enough cafes and bars, without it feeling like St Marks in Venezia.

Thank Andrew F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Huge, wide and open square with beautifully designed, red-brick buildings and central statue. During our time here last summer, we unfortunately couldn’t see the statue fully as it was undergoing restoration but a huge outdoor cinema was laid out for some classic films during nighttime....More

Thank Greg W
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great Plazza indeed. Piazza Maggiore is located at the epicentre of Bologna. In the past the square underwent many changes and was further enriched with important buildings: Basilica di San Petronio, Palazzo dei Notai, Palazzo d'Accursio, Palazzo del Podestà and Palazzo dei Bianchi. It...More

1  Thank Patrick D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Piazza Maggiore is the heart of the city. It is closed for traffic and people can walk around, listen to the musicians, go to the cathedral, museums, to drink a coffee or to visit the library. The main point is Neptun’s fountain. Worth a visit...More

Thank Miha P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Piazza Maggiore is the heart of the city. It is spectacular and is surrounded by the most important buildings in the city. Plenty going on here and ample cafes and restaurants.

Thank Johnlobster
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is a must as almost all attraction from the church to the munincipal buildings are beside each other. As they say, the place is just like a woman who does not brush her hair. Its a wonder place I did not expect to...More

Thank gorichville
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A lovely large square that is a must on your sightseeing map, even better in January with very few tourists, so picture taking was much easier.

Thank scotlasseng
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a ,,must see" place! Big, beatiful,full of people,plenty of restaurants, bars and shops around.Here is San Petronio Cathedral absolutlely gorgeous! Near it's Fontana di Nettunno made by Giambologna in 1567,a real masterpiece.!

Thank MickyB199
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Piazza Maggiore is a great, square surrounded with arched colonnades, cafes and medieval and Renaissance structures such as City Hall and a Basilica. Piazza Galvani, is alongside, behind the church and here you will find the anatomical theatre. Piazza Nettuno and the fountain adjoins the...More

1  Thank NfN270644
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iain p
25 September 2017|
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Response from AJJS1 | Reviewed this property |
I just saw the question. When we were there in August they suggested it would be ready around the end of October. I went onto to the bolognawelcome,com website today and you can book tours of the renovation works until Dec... More
robert n
7 June 2015|
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Response from Perica S | Reviewed this property |
Take bus no.25 and will take u there.