Piazza Maggiore

sights / Squares & plazas

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.