Piazza Maggiore

Square in Bologna

Piazza Maggiore Bologna
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Piazza Maggiore, located in the heart of the city center, holds a significant historical legacy as one of the oldest squares in Italy. This vibrant square serves as a meeting point for the locals and plays host to numerous major events that bring the city to life. To truly immerse yourself in the essence of the town, it is highly recommended to dedicate at least fifteen minutes to sit on the “Crescentone,” the curved stone bench that borders the square. From this vantage point, you can observe the bustling activity unfolding around you and marvel at the splendid palaces that encircle the square.

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Visiting Piazza Maggiore


24 hours



Address: Piazza Maggiore, Piazza Maggiore, Bologna, Metropolitan City of Bologna, Italy
Duration: 20 minutes

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