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Piazza Maggiore

Piazza Maggiore, Bologna, Italy (Santo Stefano)
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Ranked #5 of 133 Attractions in Bologna
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Historic Sites
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Oslo, Norway
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Fpr thos eloving medieval architecture and artworks this piazza offers quiet a lot, even if you don't have lots of time. I loved to walk around, takng pictures, admire the small details on arches, porticos and columns. Fountain of Neptun is a nice piece of art. The church, the towers and the museum-buildings are all worth to take a look... More

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Rabat, Malta
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

What can I say? It's one of the most beautiful Piazzas in Italy, around 20 mins from the train station on foot. There one can find Bologna's Cathedral, and a stone's throw away, the statue of Nettuno. One of the first stops my wife and me had on our trip in Italy. Just loved walking there and watching other people... More

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Birkerød
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

The ambience and all the people enjoying the old Roman past and city life. Streets and PiazzavVery clean and as one of the few areas in Bologna not plastered with awful grafitti.

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Province of Rimini, Italy
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7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This very large piazza forms the hub of Bologna. Of particular interest was Basilica of San Petrionus, which has an intriguing history based around the facade. For centuries, the powers to be of the time could not agree on how it should be finished. The result.......it has never been finished! The top half of the facade s made of brick.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

The Piazza was so beautiful, interesting architectural designs of the square... great food, and cafés. Also some great places to shop for top of the line fashion.

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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

It is impossible not to be awed by the buildings surrounding the square. Sadly, on this visit to Piazza Maggiore many of the facades were covered due to restoration work, but turn your eyes upwards and you are rewarded with various types of architecture. Or look about you and people watch, whilst drinking a cold beer or prosecco. If you... More

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Stafford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Lucky to see 4 films as part of the Bologna film festival. Great out door cultural event. Cafes and restaurants surround the Piazza.

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Rijeka, Croatia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Whan we came a lot of rebuilding was in progress but anyway the square is beutiful and nice to see. Fountain is smaller than expected but there is art in small, too. Bologna has several small restaurants and caffees. Parking is rtaher expensive and far from the historic center but here we are and we want to see all attcartions... More

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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

When we were there there were large film screens in the Piazza. It's just a short walk from the Two Towers

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Arriving in Piazza Maggiore was when we really knew and felt that we were in the heart of bologna, it was buzzing with locals and tourists alike. The magnificent architecture all around and Neptune at it's center. I snapped away happily with my camera, a real people watching, cafe hopping, food sampling pinnacle.

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