Explore Piazza Maggiore
Book a Bologna hotel near Piazza Maggiore, with Hotels.com. Piazza Maggiore is Bologna’s pedestrianised main square, surrounded by bustling cafés and impressive medieval and Renaissance buildings. Watch the crowds of busy Bolognesi, musicians and street performers or see one of the world’s largest astronomical clocks inside San Petronio Basilica, the Gothic masterpiece that dominates Piazza Maggiore. Situated right at the heart of Bologna, Piazza Maggiore is near many of Bologna’s best hotels as well as the 16th-century Neptune Fountain and the Archaeological Museum of Bologna, which traces the city’s development from prehistoric times. Hotels.com offers a range of accommodation near Piazza Maggiore, a 10-minute bus ride from Bologna’s central train station. Piazza Maggiore is 40 minutes from Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport (BLQ) by shuttle bus to the Stazione Centrale (central station) and then a connecting local service. Join the locals for a relaxed evening stroll or catch the lit-up Neptune Fountain after dark to get the most out of your visit to Piazza Maggiore.