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Address: Piazza Maggiore, Bologna, Italy
Phone Number: +39 051 231415
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Great for people watching

Visit the Basilica and people watch over a coffee. Visit the whispering gallery and talk to your friend through the walls.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Izmir, Turkey
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Izmir, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visit the Basilica and people watch over a coffee. Visit the whispering gallery and talk to your friend through the walls.

Thank WendyAlacati
Tempe, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

In this square, you will find the cathedral and the city museums. The tourist bureau is also here. You can purchase the Bologna card here for free entrance into most of the sites, and you sign up for a free 1.5 hour tour that includes the towers, the cathedral, and the surgery at the university.

Thank Kevin P
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A very spacious piazza, with several interesting buildings surrounding it, the most important is the Petronio Basilica. Off the side streets is outstanding shopping, and many wonderful restaurants and food stands. There is a cafe directly across the pizza from Petronio, with table lining the steps outside; this is the perfect vantage point, day or evening, to stop, sit, have... More 

Thank Nefelokokigia
Reading, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely square in the centre of Bologna with the tourist centre on one side. Great for soaking up the culture of Bologna and beautiful at night!

Thank Lizzie S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the nicest piazzas in Europe. Great for a coffee or a glass of wine, while seemingly the entire populous of Bologna passes. Easy to walk to all the hot spots from here.

Thank Deevoured
United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very Nice Piazza specially Christmas season... must visit, nettuno fountain was under construction but worth to see.

Thank Souz M
Bruselas, Bélgica
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Being a central square makes it easy to attract visitors, but it is really quite stunning. During my first visit I mostly saw it in the daylight, but now I think I prefer the evening hours when it is warmly and tastefully lit up. Just stroll around, breath the air, grab a bite and contemplate the skills of the craftsmen... More 

Thank Yuri H
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful buildings BUT Neptune is closed for refurbishment and the piazza was given over to market stalls which spoilt it

Thank JohnHRugby
Elsenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is where most of the main streets congregate. Fantastic square , just a shame the fountain was being upgraded when we were there.

Thank cheryl c
West Country
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Getting into Bologna can be a bit of a challenge, you need to find the right car park and take a bus to this Piazza. Then do the same thing in reverse at the end of the day. There was a lot of work going on while we were there but it was worth the visit, and a focal point... More 

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