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Bologna Private Walking Tour
"On this enchanting private walking tour through the city of Bologna you will visit numerous interesting and off-the-beaten-path places. The tour commences in the largest square Piazza Maggiore located in the ancient part of Bologna. Its medieval buildings have witnessed Bologna’s vibrant public life and intense economic activity for centuries. Nowadays these historical sites are combined with the latest functional places: Sala Borsa Public Library the Municipal offices shops and Cafés.A network of porticos along the streets of the center makes this city unique. Walking under the porticos
From EUR125.00
 
Bologna City Walking Tour
"Choose from a morning of afternoon departure then make your way to the tourist office in Piazza Maggiore which is situated in the heart of Bologna Old Town. After introductions pop in your headphones (if your group consists of eight people or more) to ensure you can hear the live narration and set off on foot with your guide.Bologna is the capital of the Emilia-Romagna region in Northern Italy. Italians have several nicknames for the handsome city one of which is ‘La Rossa’ meaning ‘The Red.' This nickname is partly due to the dominant red hue of the city’s buildings and façades. Before leaving Piazza Maggiore admire the 16th-century Fontana del Nettuno
From EUR15.00
 
Private Tour: Bologna Cycling Sightseeing Tour
"You'll also view the Medieval Market and Loggia Dei Mercanti the Anatomy Theatre (closed Saturday afternoon and Sunday) Basilica of San Petronio the Archiginnasio Two Towers and the Complex of Santo Stefano. Pedal the length of the ancient canal system you may just be surprised at how much water runs through Bologna! For those with a little extra time to explore the city an extended tour may include San Giacomo
From EUR99.00

Piazza Maggiore Tips (26)

Enjoy Bologna

The tourist office in the Piazza Maggiore organises a number of city tours, and although we usually prefer to explore on our own we decided to join the one they call “Enjoy Bologna”. This is described...
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toonsarah
Oct 11, 2015

Piazza Maggiore

Together with the adjacent Piazza del Nettuno and Piazza Re Enzo, Piazza Maggiore is the heart and salon of the city. The most important public buildings are grouped around it: Palazzo d’Accursio or...
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Kathrin_E
Jan 09, 2015

Bologna's heart is Piazza Maggiore

Piazza Maggiore is not only Bologna’s biggest square, it is also the one humming with life and activities, day and night (not that I can really judge the latter – I am not a nightlife person). In fact...
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Trekki
Oct 29, 2014

The statue of Gregory XIII

At the top of the main portal of the Palazzo Comunale is placed magnificent Pope Gregory XIII bronze statue, carved by Alessandro Sermenghi. Pope Gregory XIII (1502-1585) born Ugo Boncompagni, was...
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croisbeauty
Feb 19, 2013

Piazza Maggiore

Piazza Maggiore is in the center of the hisotrical town. Main events are often held here. Always full of people, both tourists and local.. young people seemed like to gather here.. especially around...
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sylina
Feb 21, 2012

Piazza Maggiore

Bologna's central square, the Piazza Maggiore, is a good starting point for a walking tour of this city. The most prominent building here is the Palazzo del Podesta, which served as the seat of...
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Tom_Fields
Jan 05, 2010

Basilica and Palazzi

What?Piazza Maggiore is Bologna's most famous square, featuring one of the world's largest basilicas and a selection of fine palazzi, which makes it an ideal starting point for a tour of the city.It's...
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Maria81
Jan 03, 2010

Piazza Maggiore

Bologna's main square, Piazza Maggiore, is both its geographic centre and its cultural and political heart. The spacious piazza began to take on its current shape in the 13th century, and soon...
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MM212
Aug 05, 2009

The centre of action

Piazza Maggiore is just that - the Large Square, the centre of action. This place is frequently referred to simply as La Piazza by the bolognesi, and it is hard to describe it as anything else than a...
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mikey_e
Aug 27, 2007

Piazza Maggiore

The centre piece of Bologna is the charismatic Piazza Maggiore. This magnificent square was created in 1200 and was the site of an ancient Roman Forum. These days it is lined with some of the city's...
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sue_stone
Nov 15, 2006

Piazza Maggiore

It seems that everyone is doing something around Piazza Maggiore. There are tourist and also Bolognians. The square is for pedestrians only.The Piazza Maggiore is surrounded by some of the city's most...
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Pomska
Aug 07, 2005

Piazza maggiore

Here we go with the main sighseeing =). the main Square "heart of the city" where you can find the main sights for your hungry eyes. Medieval buildings (Well, if you are lucky and won't get to...
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vysnaite
Apr 23, 2005
 
 
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Things to Do Near Piazza Maggiore

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Anatomical Wax Museum - Museo de Cere Anatomiche

This museum, housed in the University Anatomy Department, displays a collection of 19th century anatomical wax models by well-known modellers (Clemente Susini, Guiseppe Astorri and Cesare Bettini.)...
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Palazzo Grassi

One of the few mediaeval buildings to survive intact, il Palazzo Grassi dates from the 13th century. It was built as the residence of the prominent Grassi family and was lavishly decorated with...
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Santuario della Beata Vergine di San Luca

“Upon another hill, stands the celebrated church of the Madonna di St. Luca, three miles from Bologna. A portico consisting of seven hundred arcades reaches from it to the gate of the city. The church...
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Museum Mineralogia

The imposing building of Museo di Mineralogia L,Bombicci concludes the sequence of the buildings on the right side of via Zamboni. Actually, it is located on the square opposite to Porta San...
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San Michele in Bosco

It's one of the hills sorrounding Bologna. On the top is the convent of San Michele in Bosco, today seat of the renowned Rizzoli Hospital. In the picture you see the church of San Michele in Bosco,...
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Museum of Patrimonio Industriale

If you want to know something more on the channels and on their importance in the development of the industry in Bologna territory you can visit this museum. U can know something more on the...
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