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Piazza Maggiore

Piazza Maggiore, Bologna, Italy (Santo Stefano)
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Ranked #6 of 127 attractions in Bologna
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Historic Sites
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Fantastic atmosphere, better if the fog cover the square giving it a magic and incredible game of soft lights. During night time seems to be inside a nest and the sound of the city appears to be smooth and far. Nice the sound of your steps on the ground and you can feel protected by the elegant building around....

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Port Talbot
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

A lovely city square to relax and watch the world go by. Alternatively, a really central location to many shops, museums, churches and restaurants / cafes.

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

The Piazza Galvani lies just behind the Piazza Maggiore, and is particularly splendid on a lonely night.

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

It was a shame there was a lot of construction working going on but all the buildings are unique. We loved the Neptune statue :) The information centre is a little hidden but it is where you would see the tour bus.

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Dallas, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Loved the architecture dating back to the medieval times. Great shopping in and around the Maggiore.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

It is certainly one of the most impressive squares in Europe. You will take many photos of it. The architecture is outstanding.

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Stavanger
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

This goes for a general impression of Bologna. Many small open spaces but they are filled with parking spaces or, as piazza Maggiore, nothing! There were to cafès and one of them was really bad...Why don`t they make it more sociable?

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Norway
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Great site with historical buildings. The site is on construction for the time being. and it spoiled our total impression. Bologna should take care of the historical buildings even more as it seems the renewation is not so good as it shold be.

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

This piazza lies in the centre of the old town area of Bologna. On all sides are medieval buildings including the Basillica and the TownHall which looks more like a castle. Full of life and interest

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Completely great. You travel in time there, you will become mediaval. This year one part of the cathedral was in works, but always nice to be there.

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