Site of most of the Old Town's most important landmarks
Bologna's ground zero
Founded as a public marketplace in the 13th century, the Piazza Maggiore (Main Square) is, as the name implies, the historic centre's epicentre, and as such the place where most visitors to Bologna begin their explorations. Here you'll find the city's top key attractions, including the Basilica of San Petronio, and palazzi such as Notai, Acurssio, Podestà, and Banchi. In the 16th century, the adjoining Piazza di Nettuno with its spectacular and iconic fountain was added.