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Piazza Maggiore

Piazza Maggiore, Bologna, Italy (Santo Stefano)
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Bologna Cycling Sightseeing Tour
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Ranked #5 of 137 Attractions in Bologna
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

There were a bunch of "strange people" there. To be honest, I didn't feel really safe in this place.

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Wilmington, Delaware
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

You can't be in Bologna without taking a short time to visit Piazza Maggiore. It is an easy walk from City Centre and the main street. But once you are there, it is an important historical site, but quite average as City Centre go for European cities....but I would still recommend seeing this site.

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Waterford, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

This place is well worth a visit, a large big piazza surrounded by beautiful architecture. The piazza would benefit from having benches and seats, there were only steps available and apart from being uncomfortable they were cold to sit on in late October.

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Tucson
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014 NEW

The restaurants surrounding the piazza and behind it were great. Lots of people enjoying themselves in the piazza (music, great people watching)...

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014 via mobile

Such a beautiful place. It is a one stop shop if you are interested to see Italian architectural heritage and to indulge in a little bit of retail therapy. It was raining when I visited this place but I came prepared so my trip won't come to waste. There were a lot of food stalls in white tents set up... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

It was nothing special. I expected at least some lights, some atmosphare. Was not the case. Nice to see, but nothing to remember.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I was fortunate enough to recently spend some time on a gorgeous, sunny Sunday afternoon sipping a negroni and people watching in Piazza Maggiore. I also wandered through the piazza again a few days later in the rain and, while I didn't sit and linger as I'd had on Sunday, the piazza was just as beautiful.

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Brooklyn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

This is a beautiful square with lovely lighting. There is also a fountain in the smaller square leading up to Piazza Maggiore, which is lovely.

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Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

All roads lead to this square or so it seems. Lots going on, places to eat and drink - good shops - super

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Central square of Bologna surrounded by beautiful churches and palaces. Not terribly busy as some other major towns of Italy. You can sit here and just soak the local ambiance. Excellent food and coffee available all around in the surrounding narrow streets.

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