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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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  • İt is the place to go first. Everything is around that bustling piazza. Walking around the piazza is like walking in History incredible monuments all around not to mention all great shopping is... 
    İt is the place to go first. Everything is around that bustling piazza. Walking around the piazza is like walking in History incredible monuments all around not to mention all great shopping is...  more »
  • A beautiful square! A must in a visit to Bologna. With an excellent museum of the city on one of its sides.. 
    A beautiful square! A must in a visit to Bologna. With an excellent museum of the city on one of its sides..  more »
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  • Bologna is just awesome all around. The tourist office offers a walking tour that is perfect with multi-lingual guides who are extremely knowledgeable and communicative. Even in the rain it is stupendous. Don't forget to take photos at the end of the tour, especially at the street market. And I recommend the night when they light it all up. Spectacular!
  • Visited many times through out my 3 day stay. Amazing facade and architecture. Good coffee shops. But it could use more music, events, and good seating options.

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