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Piazza Maggiore, Bologna, Italy
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Reviewed yesterday

This huge square had a constant police presence and many tourists. It is stunning though and easy to reach on foot. We gave it a good look but did not linger

Thank Cynthia B
Reviewed yesterday

It's not as visually a beautiful Piazza as others in Italy. The Fountain is pretty cool. It certainly gets crowded on nights and weekends. Many of the surrounding buildings are covered up.....I assume for some sort of renovation. But it certainly detracts from the experience...More

Thank John B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Enjoyed our visit to this Piazza. Really good vibe specially on sundays. Lots happening around like bars, music, or just people walking around!

Thank larteaga91
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

They were refurbishing every building in the square when we went. However, it was a Saturday morning, there was an AfricanOutreach going on with thousands of red heart balloons which made it a special morning. Lovely vibe and pretty buildings. Centre of the acitivity. All...More

Thank coconutugly
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Like San Marco in Venice, this has it all. Great restaurants and a fantastic view and ambience. No cover charge either.

Thank EssexGils
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

In spite of all the tourists including us this is a must see in Bologna The buildings surrounding the square The quirky fountain The basilica and the palaces are all worth exploring Have coffee listen to live music and watch the people ! Enjoy!,

Thank Denise L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This medieval city which we haven’t visited for over 25 years took our breaths away today. Nothing more than this piazza bounded by a superb Basilica a palace and other memorable buildings. Bring your camera with you. A must

Thank bigvicSydney
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Gorgeous piazza to wander around, I'd say it gets incredibly busy during summer. Lots of small side streets to duck into and you'll also find the start of the portico that takes you up to San Luca.

Thank FBZCee
Reviewed 1 week ago

While we were there, there were free outdoor shows every night with lots of seating and if you couldn't get seats in the centre, there was outdoor seating at most restaurants/bars in the area so you still had a view

Thank ClareREnnis
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Another square. What is interesting here is the shops around the edge which were of excellent quality.

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Andher V
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Response from MickyB199 | Reviewed this property |
Yes of course. Enjoy your trip !
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iain p
26 September 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
7 June 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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