A lovely square where you relax with friends, view the historic buildings surrounding the square or have a coffee and admire the scenery and people walking by.
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We found an online historical walk someone had posted. It was fantastic pointed out all the buildings that make up the whole Piazza. It was a great insight. Worth spending a couple of hours meandering through this area
I usually stay close to Piazza Maggiore and no matter how many times I walk by it, there is something new to notice each time...it is one of Italy's best kept secrets, as is the whole city of Bologna. The first university town!
Walking distance to almost everything, spacious, busy (although less crowded with tourists than central places in Florence or Rome, for example) and just beautiful.
Located around the square are beautiful buildings and must see sights, on the square it self they are still renovating and of-course lots of tourist, but also locals that sit down for lunch or coffee! It reminds me a little of old town square in...More
This is one beautiful piazza, with so many things to see within it, but also off into the side roads, amazing architecture that will astound, but for those new to the city, a grea place to use as a reference point.
The highlight of our organised walking tour of Bologna was Piazza Maggiore. I only give 4 stars as the wonderful statue of Neptune is under wraps for repair! I was however very moved by the display of photographs on a wall of the many resistance...More
Thoroughly enjoyed visiting Piazza Maggiore! Yes the fountain is under reconstruction but there's lots more going on to keep you occupied. We were in Bologna last week and regularly visited Piazza Maggiore on route to different places. There were great buskers on different days, guitars...More