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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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  • Definetely one of the most beautiful and charming places I know, especcially in the evening when people are walking back and forth, either coming back from work, or going places to have a drink, or... 
    Definetely one of the most beautiful and charming places I know, especcially in the evening when people are walking back and forth, either coming back from work, or going places to have a drink, or...  more »
  • Wonderful, romantic city, worth a visit. It is now one of our favorite cities in Italy. Everyone liked it, even our difficult teenagers. You go back in time, especially if you stay in the old city... 
    Wonderful, romantic city, worth a visit. It is now one of our favorite cities in Italy. Everyone liked it, even our difficult teenagers. You go back in time, especially if you stay in the old city...  more »
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  • A monster of a piazza and very charming too. Really nice to see open air films being played for free. Plenty of bars, restaurants and shops to keep anyone happy.
  • Great pizza for an amazing price. All deliciously homemade. Great and fast service. Good hygiene. Nice people. Amazing pizza. A lot of choice for pizza. Great place to eat for a great price.

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