Piazza Maggiore

Piazza Maggiore (Piâza Mażåur in the bolognese language) is a central square in Bologna, region of Emilia-Romagna, Italy. The appearance in the 21st century, generally reflects the layout from the 15th century. The Northwest corner opens into Piazza del Nettuno with its Fontana del Nettuno, while the Northeast corner opens into the narrower Piazza Re Enzo, running along the flanks of the Palazzo Re Enzo that merges with the Palazzo del Podestà. Flanking the Piazza del Nettuno is the Biblioteca Salaborsa.

Piazza Maggiore
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Picture of Neptune's statue with Basilica San Petronio in the background
LocationBologna, Italy
Founded12-15th century
PeriodsMiddle Age


Piazza Maggiore; from left to right: Palazzo dei Banchi, Basilica di San Petronio, Palazzo dei Notai, Palazzo d'Accursio.

The square is surrounded by major administrative and religious buildings in the history of Bologna, including:

Coordinates: 44°29′37.77″N 11°20′33.83″E / 44.4938250°N 11.3427306°E / 44.4938250; 11.3427306

Piazza Maggiore