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Address: Piazza Maggiore, Bologna, Italy
Phone Number: 051-23-14-15
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Not a 'Great Square' but a 'great' square !

Ok, so Piazza Maggiore may not be one of the world's most famous 'great squares', it is not breathtaking or one that draws people from far and wide with their bucket lists, but it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Ok, so Piazza Maggiore may not be one of the world's most famous 'great squares', it is not breathtaking or one that draws people from far and wide with their bucket lists, but it is a 'great' square. It is the true hub of the City, with wonderful architecture on all four sides, pleasingly each side is totally different from... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We arrived at 7.30 while getting dark. A lpvely spot and a must visit when Bologna. Fantastic and massive old buildings all around. A few cafes in square. Plenty of side streets with busy cafes and restaurants.

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Thank Skippers_travels
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I love this square! lot's of buildings in different styles, and a nice atmosphere with all the locals hanging out as well not just the tourists. Local girls told me a few things, and you are amazed as you find out one-by-one all these beautiful small things like: did you know that every single flower on the building's wall is... More 

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Thank Vera K
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It's a lovely big square with beautiful historic buildings round it. Busy with tourists and cafes and shops too around and off the square. Not as much to do as a number of other big squares but still nice to take in the architecture.

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Thank Sophia P
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It's like a rough-round-the-edges version of the Piazza Duomo in Milan. It was very busy when we went and was a contrast to the peace and quiet Urbino and the Marche coast where we had been the days before but all the more fun and exciting for that. Lots of fantastic places to eat and buy food - well it... More 

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Thank Heath B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

They have a great Italian movie festival in july, and the best part...It's free!!! There are many wine bars and restaurants around the square to.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I was able to catch a screening of A Streetcar Named Desire this summer as part of their ongoing movie series. I just happened to be there on the night they were playing an American film with Italian subtitles but nonetheless, it was such a fun experience to sit on a summer night and watch a classic movie in this... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Piazza is a great place to sit after dinner and watch the people go by. When we went in August, the temperatures were perfect with a light breeze and it was really nice to just sit on the steps of the church and watch people. There were kids running around, buskers playing music, and families just sitting and catching... More 

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Thank RajenLondon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I stayed in an apartment not far from the Maggiore and so walked through it almost every day that I was in Bologna . There is always something going on , jugglers , musicians , artists , never a dull moment really . One day a lone trumpeter delighted the patrons of the cafes that front the piazza , he... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Piazza Maggiore is a truly impressive space, bordered by former palazzos & the unique unfinished facade of the San Petronio basilica. Sit on its steps, soak up the history & atmosphere. Traffic-free, it's the best place to get your bearings in the city centre.

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