Piazza Maggiore, Bologna

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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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  • This is a brilliant square, full of architectural buildings, everywhere. The centre of Bologna, and well worth a visit. 
    This is a brilliant square, full of architectural buildings, everywhere. The centre of Bologna, and well worth a visit.  more »
  • This is a magnificent space which is well utilised by residents & visitors alike. It is beautiful & charming which particularly comes to life on Sundays with a whole range of family activities. 
    This is a magnificent space which is well utilised by residents & visitors alike. It is beautiful & charming which particularly comes to life on Sundays with a whole range of family activities.  more »
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  • Great pizza for an amazing price. All deliciously homemade. Great and fast service. Good hygiene. Nice people. Amazing pizza. A lot of choice for pizza. Great place to eat for a great price.
  • The most beautiful part of Bologna centre. Lovely palaces and beautiful architecture. Also served with coffee shops where it is lovely to watch the world go by or to enjoy a coffee in the spring ☀ sunshine

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