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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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Under a characteristic portico, in an antique building of the main street of Bologna, you will find the Hotel Tre Vecchi. The name dates back at least 100 years to when the hotel and restaurant was entitled "Tre Vecchi" or rather "Three Old Men", believed to have been run by 3 old men. The hotel ...

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Hotel Orologio has a free internet point, free bikes and views over Bologna's historic centre. In a traffic-free area, the hotel is a 5-minute walk from the Towers of Bologna. You will be in front of Town Hall's clock tower. Public buses stop 70 metres away and can connect you to the main railwa ...

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