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Piazza Maggiore, Bologna, Italy
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Reviewed yesterday

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.

Thank MIAP377
Reviewed 2 days 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

Thank daffystjob
Reviewed 2 days ago

Very good place to go and photograph...many cafes and bars around. . shopping, restaurants. went several times there to take more pictures..just enjoying the city !

Reviewed 4 days ago

Main public square and close to many sights, it's full of cafes and shops close by. Walking from Piazza san Maggiore to the Bologna train station is a great route with all of the bustle of people and storefronts as you walk through Bologna's miles...More

Thank wanderlist
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s a good place to just sit and people watch and enjoy Bologna. There are shops and restaurants around the square or you can order takeout and sit at the church front steps. We visited mid-October and the weather was perfect and it wasn’t crowded...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lovely piazza, quite big, very buzzy,lots going on as you would expect from a main piazza, plenty of eateries and bars, great spot to people watch and let the day or evening roll by with whatever takes your fancy

Thank Barry G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting for what could be seen but maybe better to come back in a few years. It seemed like half the place was under construction. It is however the center of old Bologna and therefore of modern tourists.

Thank HansGH16
Reviewed 1 week ago

we were in bologna for 2 weeks and visited the piazza multiple times. whether it was for lunch or gelato or going to the a festival, it was a wonderful place.

Thank Thomas E B
Reviewed 1 week ago

A modest piazza by some Italian standards, but not too overwhelming and a friendly atmosphere! Good to sit people-watching with a gelato! Most of the people seemed to be locals,

Thank davidwellings
Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved this piazza because there were lots of people but very few tourists. The people of Bologna love their city and it is fun to watch them enjoy it.

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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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25 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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7 June 2015|
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Response from Perica S | Reviewed this property |
Take bus no.25 and will take u there.