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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.
Tours to Piazza Maggiore
$157 BOOK WITH VIATOR Historical Tour of Bologna Historical Tour of Bologna
Duration: 180 to 210 minutes
$115 BOOK WITH VIATOR Classic Walking Tour Bologna Classic Walking Tour Bologna
Duration: 2 to 3 hours
$139 BOOK WITH VIATOR Drinks & Bites in Bologna Private Tour Drinks & Bites in Bologna Private Tour
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
$33 BOOK WITH VIATOR San Luca Experience Tour and Food Tasting San Luca Experience Tour and Food Tasting
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
$208 BOOK WITH VIATOR Local market visit and private cooking class at a local's home in Bologna Local market visit and private cooking class at a local's home in Bologna
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
$67 BOOK WITH VIATOR Bologna Food & Wine tour with a local Chef Bologna Food & Wine tour with a local Chef
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
$105 BOOK WITH VIATOR Bologna Food & Cultural Walking Tour Bologna Food & Cultural Walking Tour
Duration: 3 hours
$132 BOOK WITH VIATOR Bologna By Night Food & Wine Walking Tour Bologna By Night Food & Wine Walking Tour
Duration: 2 hours
$67 BOOK WITH VIATOR Secret Bologna walking tour Secret Bologna walking tour
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Piazza Maggiore reviews
A beautiful square! A must in a visit to Bologna. With an excellent museum of the city on one of its sides..
A beautiful square! A must in a visit to Bologna. With an excellent museum of the city on one of its sides.. more »
This square is the heart of the city of Bologna, presided over by its phenomenal statue of Neptune It is surrounded by impressive monuments such as the Palacio d'Accursio and the Basilica of San...
This square is the heart of the city of Bologna, presided over by its phenomenal statue of Neptune It is surrounded by impressive monuments such as the Palacio d'Accursio and the Basilica of San... more »
Bologna is just awesome all around. The tourist office offers a walking tour that is perfect with multi-lingual guides who are extremely knowledgeable and communicative. Even in the rain it is stupendous. Don't forget to take photos at the end of the tour, especially at the street market. And I recommend the night when they light it all up. Spectacular!
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.
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