Piazza Maggiore, Bologna

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Wander the historic heart of the Bologna city center in Piazza Maggiore. Constructed in the 15th century, the plaza maintains its medieval charm. Bordered on all sides by historic buildings, it now serves as main area for leisure and entertainment. Admire the Italian-Gothic facade of the Basilica of San Petronio, or visit the 16th-century Palazzo dei Banchi. You can relax in the plaza while enjoying live music and street performances. Our Bologna trip planner makes visiting Piazza Maggiore and other Bologna attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Piazza Maggiore especially at night is not to be missed. You must be at the Centre of the square, on "crescentone" and take a look at 360° on the buildings that surround it: the Church of San Petronio that shines with its marble since it was restored; Palazzo dei Banchi, palazzo d'accursio and Palazzo Re Enzo, the statue of Neptune also restored the palazzo Comunale, via d'Azeglio with songs by Lucio Dalla and Palazzo dei Notai.La evening lights give the square and all the context a magical atmosphere as is life in the streets of the market with its various meetings, the two towers ecc.ecc.
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  • This is a beautiful, open square in the centre of old-town Bologna, where you can see the famous 2 towers, and the beautiful cathedral of Bologna, Basilica of San Petronio. In the evenings we enjoyed ...  more »
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  • It's a big, beautiful square surrounded by historical monuments, churches, and museums. All around there are various restaurants where you can experience a platter of the rich local cured meats and cheeses with a glass of wine, while enjoying the view. It's a must do if you go to Bologna!
  • Loved it! The pizza here is delicious! I went twice because it was that good! Try the pesto one - you'll lick your fingers for days!
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