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Piazza Maggiore

Piazza Maggiore, Bologna, Italy (Santo Stefano)
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Ranked #5 of 136 Attractions in Bologna
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Historic Sites
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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

This is a happening place and surrounded by major monuments and history. Plenty of shopping around for shopoholics. In the side streets are some of the best restaurants in town. Pick a sunday to visit the piazza and you will be surprised by the number of street performers here. Also traffic is banned in this area on Sundays. Enjoy.

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Summerfield, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

It could have been so much better without the scaffoldings....nut lucky with timing I guess. Still worth going.

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

On a lovely evening in September one can sit at an outside table among the many gelateria/bars and watch the people, a man talking on his mobile and gesturing, Italian style, to the party on the conversation who cannot see the gestures or a couple eating a light meal who are brought afghan sized blankets to warm their chilled frames.

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Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

They were constructing some kind of stands and had had lots of children's activities during the weekend days. The people who gather here at night are those that can't afford to go anywhere else. Not one of europe's more impressive, good people watching squares. The Neptune statue is adjacent but how much does that attract people?

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Lively throughout day and night but I didn't ever feel scared on my own. The hop on hop off bus starts here and that I enjoyed too, if a bit pricey. Shops in arcades are expensive too but fun. A gelato here or around well worth the calories

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Sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

For me the attraction of this piazza is its story rather than its appearance. The statue of Neptune and the crenelated buildings are redolent of Florence, but the restoration of buildings and the erection of temporary staging detracted a little from its charm. historically, though, the piazza captures a good cross section of Bologna's history. Make sure to take a... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

This is the main square of Bologna, surrounded by nice bars, where university students converge to have a nice time.The first place to visit.

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Bath
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Excellent piazza in centre of Bologna. Lots to see and lots of bars and food shops of each of the lanes leading off of the square. Good range of shops closely including an Apple store.

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Erie, Pennsylvania, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

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

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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