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Address: Piazza Maggiore, Bologna, Italy
Phone Number: 051-23-14-15
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Italian movies on the piazza!

During June, July and August movies are shown on a giant screen on the Piazza. Tonight it was Rocco e i suoi fratelli. They do look our for tourists because i film hanno sotto... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Memphis, Tennessee, United States

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Memphis, Tennessee, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

During June, July and August movies are shown on a giant screen on the Piazza. Tonight it was Rocco e i suoi fratelli. They do look our for tourists because i film hanno sotto tittloi in inglese. There was a large crowd when we arrived but there were steps available in front of the church. Be prepared for smokers in... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Beautiful churches but full of building works. We particularly liked San Petronio with its dramatic design. The buildings in the square make a harmonious whole

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Utrecht Province, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

The nice square has everything a square needs. It's gorgeous, nice buildings and a nice atmosphere, just go and sit on the stairs in front of the church and enjoy the view at night.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

For over 25 years the city of Bologna has been showing films in the main piazza between mid June and Mid August. We saw The Third Man with Orson Wells and Joseph Cotton, in English with Italian subtitles. Only thing missing was the popcorn!

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Madrid, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Unfortunately, the areas surrounding the Piazza were undergoing renovations and were all covered with scaffolding. It was still a beautiful place to visit and take in the feel of the city.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Despite the extensive maintenance going on in both the Piazza and the surrounding roads, this does still feel to be the heart of Bologna and is still a charming area. It really comes alive in the evenings. Each side of the Piazza has an attraction and so you do spend a lot of time here. Open air (free) cinema showing... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed visit to this historical centre. Lots of history and lots of old shops selling designed bags and lovely fresh foods. Well worth a visit.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

I am sure this Piazza is a wonderful place to be normally. Unfortunately for us it is undergoing a lot of roadworks / pavement maintenance so we did not see it at its best. It may be worth checking when the works will be completed before booking to go.

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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

very intersante square to better understand Bolinia city and its traditions and cultures. very close to the most traditional shops in town to buy pasta and sausages bolinia.

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Stresa, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We could learn about Petronius, the saint who lived in the 5th century and whose statue is sculptured by Michelangelo himself, as a young artist. The duomo, basilica of San Petronio, is great, built in the middle ages, it is still not finished though it took 350 to build it at the time. The square has events, as Finns we... More 

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Address: Address: Piazza Maggiore, Bologna, Italy
Phone Number: 051-23-14-15
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Bologna  >  Bologna

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