The whole square was covered up in the middle of tourist season. Horrible planning in my opinion. The square itself is probably great, too bad we couldn't really see much.
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Just walking around the Piazza and seeing all the people is worth the trip. However if you want to partake in the culture, it is centrally located and there is much to see. The museums and shopping around the edges are great and there is...More
Beautiful square with fantastic architecture a must when visiting this stunning city. You can easily walk to all the other major sights while strolling under the shaded porticos.
La Piazza Maggiore is the heart of Bologna. Here you will find the impressive Basilica di San Petronio, which you definitely have to enter. You can enter to the entrance area and see the main hall without paying entrance, nevertheless if you want to see...More
At the moment poor old Neptune is getting a makeover so can't be seen! The square is flanked by wonderful historic buildings and the newly cleaned Cathedral (work ongoing). There are several bars under the portico, one specialising in Italian wines. You are a stone's...More
Central to shops. Tourist office very helpful. Cafe Vitoria lovely gelato. Go4green meetings were happening in the square but couldn't find information on what was happening. High police presence all around square gave confidence. Get on the open top tour bus here for about 15...More
From here you can reach the most interesting monuments of Bologna by food. As well museum, monuments as the shopping street are all near by. And Naturally you have the monument of Neptune to look at. For the moment covered, because of restoration (june 2017)
Amazing to be surrounded by such history and architecture. Very disappointed that Neptunes fountain was under restoration while I was there, really detracting from what I know would have been a beautiful experience. All4Green campaign was also going on so a large screen and chairs...More
Central city went to info office where they were super helpful in English. Then visited the many attractions in the vicinity. The Basilica , Library Salaborsa and museum of archeology was of special interest although mostly signposted in Italian which was dissapointing