Basilica di San Petronio
The world's fifth-largest church, measuring 132m by 66m by 47m, hides some interesting oddities. Firstly, though construction started in...
The palace that forms the western flank of Piazza Maggiore has been home to Bologna city council since 1336. A salad of architectural...
Fontana del Nettuno
Adjacent to Piazza Maggiore, Piazza del Nettuno owes its name to this explicit bronze statue sculpted by Giambologna in 1566. Beneath...
Osteria del Sole
Welcome to a rather pleasant form of chaos! The sign outside this ancient Quadrilatero dive bar tells you all you need to know – ‘vino ’...
The Quadrilatero area east of Piazza Maggiore harbours a daily produce market .
Piazza Maggiore information
Lonely Planet review
Flanked by the world's fifth-largest basilica and a series of impressive Renaissance palazzi , Piazza Maggiore is the city's principal focus and an obvious starting point for sightseeing. A lively pedestrian hub through which you'll find yourself passing several times, it was laid out in the 13th century.