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Piazza Maggiore

Piazza Maggiore, Bologna, Italy (Santo Stefano)
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Ranked #5 of 134 Attractions in Bologna
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Historic Sites
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Erie, Pennsylvania, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

This is a busy central plaza area. It is a great meeting place. There are many walkways right off this plaza area with shopping, restaurants, etc.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

the Piazza a great a place to sit and watch the world go by. Located in the historical centre of Bologna it is a superb place to spend time in and the starting point for the walking tour conducted from the Bologna Welcome office.

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Pitesti, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

It's he most important piazza in Bologna and a good place to start a city tour, being near to all points of interest. Very near is a bus that will city with wich you can make the tour too, if your not into walking

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Sydney, Australia
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I love Bologna. We only spent a day in the town on our way back to the Trentino after a week in Firenze - and that was not nearly enough time (though that means we'll just have to go back). On a warm day in early June 2013, Bologna had that sense of unhurried well-being which is quintessential to the... More

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Selkirk, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The ambience was relaxed and medieval Italian style. There was a long arcade for shopping and reastaurants nearby where we stro;;ed for 3 hours.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Very central and convenient. Cant miss it. From there to the 2 towers is like 5 minutes walking. Don't miss the columns where you can see this amazing MISTERIO: http://youtu.be/Vl0Jr2l6cVg

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I felt so well in this piazza... people from the city cross it everytime, so it´s not a "touristic" square. It has its normal life. It has a very different church - San Petronio -, very beautiful too. Besides it´s a square full of remembrances from 2nd World War. It has lots of pannels with photos of dead italians, some... More

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Levenmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

sit in a nice café and enjoy expresso with cake and watch the world go by very relaxing Bologna a very cultural city lots to see

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

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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