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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  • It reminds me of many other similar places. Just don't sit there to drink coffee. There are better places. 
    It reminds me of many other similar places. Just don't sit there to drink coffee. There are better places.  more »
  • I had an unforgettable experience in this city, and my recommendation for other visitors is to allocate at least 4 days to visit this wonderful city. 
    I had an unforgettable experience in this city, and my recommendation for other visitors is to allocate at least 4 days to visit this wonderful city.  more »
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  • Visited many times through out my 3 day stay. Amazing facade and architecture. Good coffee shops. But it could use more music, events, and good seating options.
  • The main - central - square of Bologna with several shops, restaurants,and historical architecture around it. It's very spectacular, and normally full of people and good vibes. I felt here like a time traveller who just appeared in the middle of a magnificent and powerful metropolitan city

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