Wander the historic heart of the Bologna city center in Piazza Maggiore. Constructed in the 15th century, the plaza maintains its medieval charm. Bordered on all sides by historic buildings, it now serves as main area for leisure and entertainment. Admire the Italian-Gothic facade of the Basilica of San Petronio, or visit the 16th-century Palazzo dei Banchi. You can relax in the plaza while enjoying live music and street performances. Our Bologna trip planner makes visiting Piazza Maggiore and other Bologna attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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$223 BOOK WITH VIATOR Local market visit and private cooking class at a local's home in Bologna
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The heart of Bologna is the Piazza Maggiore and it is not skip because it offers a incredible view. We were unfortunate to find the cinema set up which blocked some of the view but nevertheless an... more »
Everything is here! The church, food, the shuttle bus(train), local buses and street entertainment. There’s so much to see and do in the square. The visitor center can also be found here so that you..... more »
Piazza Maggiore is a must if you are visiting Bologna. From there you can get everywhere: Galleria Cavour, the 2 towers, via Zamboni, etc etc. Sit on the stairs in front of the cathedral and take few minutes to meditate and contemplate all this beauty ❤️
Lovely square, especially when it is lit up at night... Great atmosphere, especially when the film festival is on.... Great for people watching!
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