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Address: Piazza Maggiore, Bologna, Italy
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Centrally situated. A must whilst visiting Bologna together with the two towers and the Basilica di Santo STEFANO.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Centrally situated. A must whilst visiting Bologna together with the two towers and the Basilica di Santo STEFANO.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

The Bologna centre is the epitome of a lively city especially the area around Piazza Maggiore. The archades give this city a unique character and makes you feel at home the first day you styep into its streets

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

A beautiful surround of architecture, shops, restaurants, city life, history and life. So many places to see to close to it and beautiful at any time of the day. The light creates shadow and pockets like sun traps. The fantastic fountain is a marvel to look at along with everything else that catches your eye nearby.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The centre of Bologna - Piazza Maggiore is surrounded by wonderful historical buildings and a great place to either wander or just sit and watch the world go by.

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

While this square is on the must-see list for Bologna visits, it really just is yet another square. The somewhat provocative fountain raises eyebrows and giggles amongst the visitors, but the square itself is not really a place to hang out. Instead, go down some of the side streets and take in the atmosphere, relax outside a cafe, or buy... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

The entire Piazza is a wonderful place to explore. People watching seems de rigour here. Sit back by the cool mists from the fountain with a good espresso from cross the way. This is a good start and stop point for a walking to tour.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We visited around sunset time and it was beautiful! Lots of locals relaxing, tourists taking pics, people on bicycles... just a very unique sort of energy. The monuments and historic structures were awesome. Walking in the lanes was fun. Hidden cafés were nice surprises! I'd love to go back and spend some more time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

There are many nice things to see and visit close to Piazza Maggiore and it is a good place to start your turist journey in Bologna

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

It's a nice place to stop and relax on a sunny day, Plenty of people sitting randomly on the ground chatting and hanging out. Sit, relax and take in the beautiful architecture that surrounds the square and watch the people go by

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The statue of Neptune is beautiful. We had a wonderful time eating a quick lunch while admiring the statue in the Piazza Maggiore. Then the beggars came... We literally had the same guy ask us for money 3 times in about 40 minutes. Other than that, the plaza really was a magical place that was full of life and excitement!... More 

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