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Piazza Maggiore, Bologna, Italy
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Compared to other cities in Italy, wouldn’t say it’s the greatest piazza, but still very beautiful and compact. Unlike the crazy amounts of people in other piazzas, you can actually enjoy a beautiful walk in this one. Beautiful Christmas tree!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank tareqzoumot
Reviewed 5 days ago

Pro tip - go early in the am - no crowds! I toured with LivItaly and that had a ton of great information about this spot

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 883miav
Reviewed 1 week ago

very nice Italian square with statues, palaces, and cathedral, cafes nearby and stores. Great crowd during week end!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank lukefr965
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice place for walking, but nothing special. Too big empty place, with few market stands (25th of november 2018) Maybe this place is used better along the year. It right next to the Neptun fountain. I couldnt find an opened restaurant between 15-17 o clock

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I like piazzas. Not like San Marcos in Venice but nice. Lot of stores near and relaxing to have morning coffee and watch people walk by.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank sporokka
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Some notifications of the experience by our great guide who pointed out the humorous things that normally do not have to be noted. Enjoy the square and appreciate the culture

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank brockleians
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Free to visit, you’ll definitely want to visit here during your visit to the city. It is a huge square in the heart of the city, alive with architecture. Take lots of photos of the buildings and the fountain. There was a large and beautifully-decorated...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank StephenGlobeTrotter
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We couldn't find it in us to leave this piazza. It was a warm, clear night with a full moon. We would gladly have spent the night loitering in this square. Apparently lots of other people thought the same as it was packed until late....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank eleniaggeliki
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a very pretty piazza in Bologna. A nice place to take some nice pictures and it's close to a lot of cafes and shops.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MIAP377
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Italian sure do know how to create an impressive piazza, in each Italian city or town there is one just like this one, yet each has its own character and atmosphere. This one in Bologna had a vibrancy and energy that I hadn't felt...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Andher V
28 January 2018|
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Response from MickyB199 | Reviewed this property |
Yes of course. Enjoy your trip !
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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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Response from Perica S | Reviewed this property |
Take bus no.25 and will take u there.