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Piazza Maggiore, Bologna, Italy
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The square is impressive in itself- with one of the largest churches in the world along one side how could it not be? It is also a great starting point for exploring Bologna from both a cultural and gastronomic perspective. There is so much to...More

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Reviewed today via mobile

Very beautiful square, nice archhitecture and a great atmosphere of people, artists, music... Walking around it is a great experience

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Quite frankly I wasn't impressed. It's just a big open dirty Plaza. The fountain of Neptune however is extremely interesting if not slightly pornographic.

Thank panama2000
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We were here on the weekend and what a great space to people watch. There were so many things happening. While there, there were some school bands playing. I liked the ambiance.

Thank sitcharliesit
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was the city where we landed and we had only half a day and the night at disposal in Bologna, but it was really worth it. The main square it's really big and hard to miss. You can have very nice coffee and gelato,...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

You can't miss, it's in the center of Bologna. Attraction to many tourists, u should visit when in Bologna.

Thank Alexandra A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice place to have a coffee or ice cream and watch the world go by. There was a really good busker playing while we were there and everybody sits on the church steps to listen, chat or just chill!

Thank venicevic
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of people watching from reasonably priced cafes and quite a lot to look at in the square alone. Impressive

Thank Mandy C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The biggest square in the city. Very nice and with a statue in the middle, which deppending on where you look at it, it seems it has a big penis. The buildings around it are ancient and well conservated.

Thank Albert P
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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