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Piazza Maggiore
Piazza Maggiore is the main public square of Bologna, where the most important buildings o ...

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Piazza Maggiore

Piazza Maggiore is the main public square of Bologna, where the most important buildings of the medieval city are located.

The area that now we know as Piazza Maggiore developed in the 13th century, when the people of Bologna felt the need to have a space for the market, but it was only in the 15th century that thePiazza assumed the current shapes.
Among the buildings that surround Piazza Maggiore we remember the Palace of the Podestà, to north, that is the most ancient palace because it dates back to 1201; it is adorned by the Torre dell'Arengo, that ringing its bell called the people. To this building was later added Palazzo Re Enzo. The public square is closed to the west by the Palace d'Accursio, a monumental architectonic complex of the 14th century, currently seat of the Municipality of Bologna, the Communal Collections of Art and of the Morandi Museum, while to south there is the evocative unfinished facade of the Basilica of San Petronio, an example of Italian Gothic style, begun in 1390 and never completed.

Its dimensions and the beautiful frame of historical buildings made Piazza Maggiore the ideal place for public manifestations and shows.

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This modern and stylish hotel is conveniently located in the city centre, 10 minutes by foot from the main Piazza Maggiore square in the cultural heart of Bologna. Centrally located, Golden Tulip Aemilia Hotel Bologna provides easy and comfortable access to the international fair exhibition grou ...

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Hotel Fiera is set just 200 metres from the entrance to the exhibition centre (Fiera di Bologna) and 400 metres from the Congress Centre in the business district of Bologna. A stay at the Hotel Fiera makes it easy to reach Bologna's historic centre, with its thriving cultural life. When it's tim ...

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Centrally located, the central station and Piazza Maggiore (the main square) are found within just a 10-minute walk of this minimalistic, elegant hotel, reached through an ancient portico (porch). The convenient position of the hotel to public transport routes ensures easy access to the airport, ...

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