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Address: Piazza Maggiore, Bologna, Italy
Phone Number: +39 051 231415
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Beutiful fountain

Great Piazza to enjoy the fountain and relax. The fountain detail is absolutely incredible. Probably the best work in all of Rome.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great Piazza to enjoy the fountain and relax. The fountain detail is absolutely incredible. Probably the best work in all of Rome.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A very large piazza with many buildings to visit and fascinating sites. There were no hassling street sellers.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

If you have a chance to be in Bologna don't miss it, nice time in center, even on a colder December day is pleasant. Is crowded as you can imagine, but not impossible to enjoy. The red of the city is clearly understood, all brick.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Piazza Maggiore is were everything in Bologna happens. It is home to Basilica di San Petronio, Town Hall, and the famous statue of Neptune. Freqently hosts concerts and festivals etc.

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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Excellent location to watch the world go by, great spot with some good cafe bars and plenty of stunning architecture. Centre of town, just by the main shopping streets

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Ljubljana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is big city market with very nice buildings around it. The light at night time is a little dark, and during the weekend the market was on my suprise not so busy.

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Izmir, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visit the Basilica and people watch over a coffee. Visit the whispering gallery and talk to your friend through the walls.

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Tempe, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

In this square, you will find the cathedral and the city museums. The tourist bureau is also here. You can purchase the Bologna card here for free entrance into most of the sites, and you sign up for a free 1.5 hour tour that includes the towers, the cathedral, and the surgery at the university.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A very spacious piazza, with several interesting buildings surrounding it, the most important is the Petronio Basilica. Off the side streets is outstanding shopping, and many wonderful restaurants and food stands. There is a cafe directly across the pizza from Petronio, with table lining the steps outside; this is the perfect vantage point, day or evening, to stop, sit, have... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely square in the centre of Bologna with the tourist centre on one side. Great for soaking up the culture of Bologna and beautiful at night!

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