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Piazza Maggiore is a central square in Bologna, region of Emilia-Romagna, Italy. The appearance in the 21st century, generally reflects the layout from the 15th century. The Northwest corner opens into Piazza del Nettuno with its Fontana del Nettuno, while the Northeast corner opens into the narrower Piazza Re Enzo, running along the flanks of the Palazzo Re Enzo that merges with the Palazzo del Podestà. Flanking the Piazza del Nettuno is the Biblioteca Salaborsa.
It consider as the center of town ,every summer they arrange the big screen (multimedia projector ) to let the people gather together and enjoy movie . Such a nice place . One can easily find good restaurants and bar which is located very close to the Piazza and it gives u all elements to spend quality time with the unique beauty of Bologna .
Right in the center of town. Quite a few churches to visit shops to visit. The hop-on hop-off buses meet there. There's chairs and tables, but they're reserved for the patrons of the restaurants, so pick one, order a glass of wine and and enjoy the view.
Great energy ... This place is surrounded by many shops and restaurants offering modern as well as authentic merchandise and food. As it is near the Bologna University, there is always crowd of young people, artists and performers. One can simply come here on weekends and enjoy the day.
The Piazza itself is not very crowded yet still full of life. It is really worth visiting especially if you are interested in old architecture. Do not forget to look closely at the Neptune fountain and try to position yourself correctly to unveil the prank pulled of by the sculptor.
I was born and I grew up in Bologna so this Piazza is a special place to me. When I was a kid I was sitting on the stairs of the Cathedral,people watching with my friends,joking and perhaps having our first smoke! Glad now Bologna has become such a tourist spot and her beauty is appreciated by so many. During the summer the Council pays to show movies in the square and there's a magical athmosphere with hundreds of Italians sitting in silence watching old movies Can't wait to move back to Italy and be one of them!
The square's really nice and St Petronius Church is majestic. At the moment they're setting up an open-air cinema with a huge screen in the square though, which is a great idea but takes off a bit of the square's prettiness.
Some great big stage was sat plum on one end of the piazza when I was there. Also, vans come and go and park right next to the piazza, obscuring the view. Not to mention building renovations. It's still an interesting place, but very far removed from a Romantic Italian piazza.
Piazza Maggiore is a beautiful and famous square in the centre of the city. It is surrounded by historical and lovely monuments and buildings. A must see if you're visiting the town.
You can't be in Bologna without crossing by this Piazza. There are a lot to do around here. It is the route to the small delis, cathedrals and artistic stuff in the area. Would recommend to stop by there obviously (beautiful) but there isn't much to do.
Beautiful architecture! This piazza is beautiful at night. Great place to sit and people watch.
Historical and still active center of Bologna. Everything radiates exponentially from there. Great restaurants and cafes all over. Make time and tummy space for dried & cured meats, sausages & salami. Some of the best in all of Italy is in Bologna.
Really chilled place with some lovely authentic charcuteries and market stalls just off the main piazza. Much less touristy than other piazzas in Italy that I’ve seen so far. And the statue of Neptune is pretty impressive!
The main Square in Bologna! Very central, vast and aesthetically appealing with the Dome on one side and other important buildings from the city's past! Adjecent to the square is a statue of Neptune! A very pleasant place both for a walk during day time and during night time! I had the opportunity to see it even under the snow and that made the square even more charming!
Beautiful piazza in the center of Bologna. Limited food options but lots of coffee and wine. Lots of shopping too, so long as you remember the scale of bologna. Very scenic. Nice church. Great place to walk or meet people.
We stayed for an ice cream on the stairs and enjoyed the view. Unique architecture and colors.
It is the main place of the city. It is the city centre for citizens and tourists. Here you can find the main Church with nice paintings (also a famous one about Mahomet), the city hall and many bar and restaurants where you can eat and drink and have nice time. From here the tourists bus leaves for its tour through the most interesting places in the city. There is also a train for kids. Near here there are the two towers of Bologna (Asinelli and Garisenda)... but this is another story.
Perfect and lively, a must seen place in bologna to visit. All the important events in bologna happens here. I really love this part of bologna.
Beautiful area. Architecture is beautiful and well protected. One of must see cities in Italy.
great holiday here in bologna and this square itself is wonderful, with street performers in the center and steps leading up to the cathedral which are great to sit on for a break or a bite to eat. there is also a very good visitor center. highly recommend and will definitely return.