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“Large open plaza with access to museums and cathedrals, but not much else.”
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Piazza Maggiore
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“Large open plaza with access to museums and cathedrals, but not much else.”
Reviewed January 24, 2013

Just a large open square. The best thing about the Piazza Maggiore is it's usefulness in getting your bearings. We used it as "point zero" and explored our way around it using it as a reference point.

Visited January 2013
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“Splendid library”
Reviewed January 22, 2013

Bologna's socialist credentials are on show in this splendid conversion of a palazzo into a huge library complex with comfortable rooms to look at books, mags, use computers, have a coffee and attend lectures. The building is magnificent and it was good to see it being so well used.

Visited January 2013
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“Central piazza”
Reviewed January 21, 2013

Everything seems to flow off this square and ideally you need your hotel to be close by. Nice coffee houses and Basillica at each end, with Neptune's statue in the next square.

Visited December 2012
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“Magical place!”
Reviewed January 6, 2013 via mobile

Piazza Maggiore is such a magical place right in the center of Bologna! Every day you go, you just want to sit or walk from on side to the other, watching people, listening to so many different songs, played by students, or musicians! I never want to leave! My 6 years old son loves the piazza, and he goes crazy with the balloons, music, birds and the Netuno - a beautiful Fontana right in front of the library. You also finds a 24hr pharmacy there.

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“Nice”
Reviewed January 2, 2013

A Nice place right in the center of Bologna. A little to crowdy at new year eve but Inge next day it was very cosy.

Visited January 2013
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