Piazza Maggiore

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Piazza Maggiore
4.5
Historic Sites • Points of Interest & Landmarks
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Neighborhood: Santo Stefano
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DudeWithGlasses
Los Angeles, CA316 contributions
Has Everything
May 2021
Everything is here! The church, food, the shuttle bus(train), local buses and street entertainment. There’s so much to see and do in the square. The visitor center can also be found here so that you can get a guide book. Key stop in the city.
Written June 2, 2021
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Richard S
New Orleans, LA48 contributions
Outdoor Movie night at the Piazza Maggiore
Jul 2020
I'll just write about something that perhaps, others have not. We spent an enjoyable evening outside in the piazza, watching a French film subtitled in Italian (we speak neither of these languages). We grabbed a couple of Aperol spritz during the Aperitivo and had a great time. July 2019
Written April 8, 2021
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Bandit-One
Lucerne, Switzerland6,173 contributions
Great Piazza
Aug 2020
Bologna is surely one of the big cities to visit in Italy. The old town is actually quite compact and many sights are very close to each other.

The heart is definitely this square: The Piazza Maggiore. The Palazzo Comunale, the Palazzo d’Accursio, the impressive Fontana del Nettuno, the Palazzo dei Banchi, the Santuario di Santa Maria della Vita, the Voltone and the breathtaking Basilica di San Petronio. All here. Just on one square. Most other towns wouldn't have that many sights altogether. And Bologna has just that many on one single square.

It's a fantastic spot. From here you should check out the Via D'Azeglio, the main street Via Ugo Bassi/Via Rizzoli with many shops and the Via Pescherie Vecchie with lots of wonderful restaurants. Especially the latter is a small little street you shouldn't miss.

The tourist office is also located here as well as a good number of shops and cafés. Head to the Via Pescherie Vecchie for some lunch or dinner though. If you need some wine, "Signorvino" is a great chain with good wine and knowledgeable staff. There is a branch just here on the Piazza.

A great square in a great old Italian City.
Written January 17, 2021
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Mile A
Dieren, The Netherlands26 contributions
nice place
Aug 2020
Just beautiful, quiet, nice place.
Easy to park close to the Piazza, nice to walk in the small streets...
Written November 18, 2020
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Sylvain G.
Lugrin, France183 contributions
Amazing place
Aug 2020 • Family
This square is the center of the historical Bologna. It has numerous marvelous medieval buildings, including a castle, a palace and a basilica. There is also a lovely fountain dedicated to the ancient god Neptune. The place is car-free, making it a perfect place to chill out a bit.
Written October 19, 2020
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BackPacker800547
Bilston, UK568 contributions
Nice square
Oct 2020 • Couples
Large square with a few nice buildings round the edges , easy to reach and a real central focal point in the city
Written October 10, 2020
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Seasoned Traveller
Rathgar, Ireland25 contributions
A must see in Bologna
Sep 2020
Bologna is a nice and modern commercial city but could be anywhere - except for Piazza Maggiore. It is quite splendid and lovely for just a walk, a sit down or an evening in one of its many bars and cafes
Written September 24, 2020
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Erika
Caracas, Venezuela8,913 contributions
Central square
Aug 2020
Central square of Bologna. Really wide and pretty. The architecture in this area is a little bit different and more modern than in the rest of bologna.
Written September 12, 2020
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hillfieldjp
Gloucester, UK177 contributions
Busy central square
Sep 2020 • Couples
We stayed just round the corner from the square. It was good to be able to wander around and enjoy the city.
Written September 12, 2020
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Andrew T
Cardiff, UK1,543 contributions
Historic heart of Bologna
Jul 2020 • Couples
Beautiful architecture and the heart and soul of this lovely city. A definite must if you visit the city for the imposing and impressive architectural marvel.
Written July 30, 2020
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