Piazza Maggiore, Bologna

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Historic Site · Landmark
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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  • Just beautiful, quiet, nice place. Easy to park close to the Piazza, nice to walk in the small streets...  more »
  • This square is the center of the historical Bologna. It has numerous marvelous medieval buildings, including a castle, a palace and a basilica. There is also a lovely fountain dedicated to the...  more »

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