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Piazza Maggiore

Piazza Maggiore, Bologna, Italy (Santo Stefano)
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Ranked #5 of 132 attractions in Bologna
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Historic Sites
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Piraeus, Greece
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57 reviews 57 reviews
19 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

...street music on every corner, ice cream cones, people taking selfies under the statue of Neptune, the eart of the city beats in Piazza Maggiore.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

One of the most peculiar Italian squares surrounded by historical buildings, churches and the famous Neptune fountain. Impressive!

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Paris, France
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Despite the lack of sitting spots (except the seats set up in summer for open-air movies!), your eyes can not stay at rest. Plenty of perspectives to see and pictures to take.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Like the towers, the Neptune fountain, San Petrona.. this is necessary to see to understand Bologna. We were able to enjoy 60s black and white films outdoors one evening. Very pleasant

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Haifa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

One of the most famous places in Bologna, it was very impressive and we liked it very much. It worth a visit for sure. Basilica di San Petronio is marvelous. We've tried the "whisper corners gallery" between Palazzo di Podestà and Palazzo Re Enzo, and I think that the people thought that we are nuts...

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Great place in centre of town. Nip down the small side streets where the market is (fish, veg, meat, pasta) - Via Pescherie. A growing number of beggars I am sad to say, but they are usually moved on by the police. Watch the world go by with a glass of prosecco - heaven...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Rally nice, really Italian piazza. We were there un winter so, at night the lights and the fog make un indescriptible picture.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The surrounding buildings, the people and if it's your thing, the bars where you can have a sit in the afternoon and enjoy a drink. Not mandatory if you just to enjoy the view, as there is plenty of space to sit around the Piazza.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Piazza Maggiore is the real hearth of this citu. Rich in artistic values: Jacopo della Quercia 's sculptures which opened wide the city to Rinascimento,the celebrated Fontana del Nettuno and the surrounding palaces. In Piazza Maggiore you can feel the pulse of the town,the rage and the joys,through concerts and manifestations. Because Piazza Maggiore is always alive. And,of course,if you... More

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Wheaton, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

One of the places as a must see while in Bologna. Worth spending the time to visit while you are there.

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