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Address: Piazza Maggiore, Bologna, Italy
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The piazza is the centre of Bologna. The focal point of several streets it is where the people and entertainers gather. Nearby there are many shops, cafes and bars...not to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

The piazza is the centre of Bologna. The focal point of several streets it is where the people and entertainers gather. Nearby there are many shops, cafes and bars...not to mention historical buildings of interest.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

The Piazza Maggiore is the beating heart of Bologna. Looking around one sees magnificent buildings, of which the San Petronio is the most impressive one. Too bad an other building was being renovated and totally packed in.During the day lots of young people gather at the stairs of the church.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

This is one of the places where people naturally gather, so just being there can lift your spirits. You can walk around, watch the street performers, appreciate the buildings around the Piazza, shop or enjoy a quiet moment in some corner of the Piazza, with or without gelato.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

It would be impossible to be in Bologna and not fetch up here. There is something of interest to observe all day long! We heard some great outdoor music and had late night drinks on the square here also on our way back to our hotel.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

This is the main square of Bologna, with medieval interesting palaces. Very crowded and lively, it is a must see in Bologna.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

- This is a normal fountain only (for Italian Standards); However this location with historic architecture and buildings is very nice for relaxing, taking a stroll and enjoying the city. We visited this location many times and it was great in the evenings. - People near the fountain were not in large numbers and there is lot of place near-by... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

if you visit historic Bologna, can't really miss that; events taking place there may limit access to all of it and its "quiet enjoyment"

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

One of the most beautiful areas in the City of Bologna! You can stroll around, take in the sites to include building with old architecture or perhaps shop and have lunch here. All within the Piazza location! Always something going on, especially during the weekends. Great location to start your tour of this great city!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

A wonderful place to gather with friends to talk or simply to stroll through on your way to lunch or dinner. Fully of lively locals and tourists.

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Valencia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

This piazza kinda sneaks up on you, we were walking down this quiet side street and suddenly, bam, we were in this mammoth rectangle with imposing government buildings and a very, very old church. An amazing experience.

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