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Piazza Maggiore

Piazza Maggiore, Bologna, Italy
+39 051 231415
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good31%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“people watch” (71 reviews)
“open air cinema” (23 reviews)
“film festival” (22 reviews)
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Piazza Maggiore, Bologna, Italy
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+39 051 231415
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"people watch"
in 71 reviews
"open air cinema"
in 23 reviews
"film festival"
in 22 reviews
"large square"
in 28 reviews
"neptune statue"
in 37 reviews
"lovely square"
in 25 reviews
"the heart of the city"
in 38 reviews
"beautiful architecture"
in 19 reviews
"tourist office"
in 46 reviews
"san petronio"
in 36 reviews
"tourist information"
in 20 reviews
"gelato"
in 34 reviews
"basilica"
in 144 reviews
"fountain"
in 121 reviews
"hub"
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"enzo"
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"tourists"
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Reviewed yesterday

Great meeting point in the city. Don't miss the intersection of porticoes where you can whisper to one another from kitty-corners....hard to explain...ask a local!

Thank DawnAlba
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is the main square in Bologna with the seats of temporal power and of religious observance at right angles to each other. Read about the history of the cathedral before going in and chill out in one of the nearby cafes with outside tables

Thank Pantagraal
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Reviewed yesterday

This lovely square is flanked on one side by the Basilica of San Petronio, and the square also includes the Fountain of Neptune (La Fontana di Nettuno). Very crowded when we were there as there were a series of film events on a programme lasting...More

Thank David M
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Reviewed yesterday

The fountain in the square is not what you would expect from the time period when it was sculptured. It is based on Greek mythology rather than Christian faith.

Thank JimLag
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Check me out on Instagram! @eatgosee - lots of restaurants and cafes here to sit and watch people go by - simple but beautiful architecture - if you have a drone, it’s a great place for take off - summer festival means a big screen...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Just to sit at any cafeteria having a beer or coffee in the evening sun. Or visit at summer night for the publicly free and open arena. Watching a movie or listening to music is a great way to experience Bologna.

Thank Bosse W
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We grabbed some finger food and a bottle of wine and people watched to our heart's desire for a couple hours.

Thank PersianOldMan
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Reviewed 4 days ago

a Happening Place with concerts and Galleries,shops and Restaurants dating back to the 15th Cty.We witnessed a peaceful political oriented presentation by the Newspaper Republica,because the new Parliament was just formed.This Plaza offers something new continually.

Thank Barbara S
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We visited the Piazza on a Sunday when the Piazza was alive with dancing couples and live muscians. One had managed to get a piano there as part of a trailor on a bike. The Piazza is also the home of many bars, shops and...More

Thank Dave L
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Reviewed 4 days ago

There is lots to see in the square. The San Petronio Basilica is the main feature and has an interesting history. Inside are beautiful stained glass and other design features. The statue of Neptune in the square is interesting and attracts a lot of people....More

Thank lbrgen67
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Andher V
January 27, 2018|
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Response from SBH62 | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely! Some of the streets are cobblestone but the main streets are paved or tiled so you should be ok. Enjoy!!
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iain p
September 25, 2017|
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Response from AJJS1 | Reviewed this property |
I just saw the question. When we were there in August they suggested it would be ready around the end of October. I went onto to the bolognawelcome,com website today and you can book tours of the renovation works until Dec... More
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robert n
June 7, 2015|
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Response from Perica S | Reviewed this property |
Take bus no.25 and will take u there.
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