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Address: Piazza Maggiore, Bologna, Italy
Phone Number: 051-23-14-15
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Just one of the many great sites in Bologna

Bologna is a very inviting city, and the Piazza Maggiore is truly stunning. When we visited, the piazza was partly occupied by an open air cinema showing quality films (new and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Bologna is a very inviting city, and the Piazza Maggiore is truly stunning. When we visited, the piazza was partly occupied by an open air cinema showing quality films (new and old) in their original language.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

A lovely square in the heart of Bologna, always a hub of activity. Whilst here there was a free cinema set up which you could attend in the evening under the stars! Worth a visit!

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Due to the big screen that was created to show for free old and italian movies, the square was full, no place left to walk around. around the square a lot of nice restaurants and shops. The information center is a bid hidden in an old building on the square.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Beautiful Piazza and Bologna is a lovely city full of columns its air of ambiance is what captures you .

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Great safe, family atmosphere in this square which is probably helped by the presence of the Carabinieri and Army officers. Super evening watching Italian language film on the big screen in the open air. Plenty of places to eat and drink around the piazza too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Everything in Bologna begins in the Piazza. It is the center of the city and will lead you to all of the historical and artistic areas. Currently it is undergoing significant restoration but all the cafes, shops and historical sites were open when we were there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Open air cinema is great - enormous crowds so get there early if want a seat. Lots of places to eat or just coffee. Don't miss going for Aperitivo (like a italian version of tapas) down an alley just off the piazza (a market during the daytime). Fantastic atmosphere and very cheap - a platter of great hams etc which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Middle Ages and Renaissance at it best. Take your time and visit all those buildings which are open to the public preferabl with a guide.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

The square by day was a bit of a non-event. Big fountain but with only one orifice meagrely spouting. At night, however, they had erected a huge screen and provided seating and were showing Citizen Kane with subtitles. What a cracking use of a public space! You've had your dinner, you're too old to spend the rest of the evening... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

If you're in Bologna during the summer, see a movie in the piazza. Sitting under the stars and fireflies among the thousands of moviegoers makes this the world's most beautiful movie theater.

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

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