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Address: Piazza Maggiore, Bologna, Italy
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Whispering Square

This is actually a silly little "attraction" but it is easy to do and in the centre of town so easy to find. It is just a little gallery with a vaulted ceiling at the junction of... read more

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Cherrybrook, Australia
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109 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed today NEW via mobile

This is actually a silly little "attraction" but it is easy to do and in the centre of town so easy to find. It is just a little gallery with a vaulted ceiling at the junction of four pedestrian ways. Right close to the tourist office so they would guide you. Simply you stand in one corner and whisper into... More 

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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120 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

History, romance, atmosphere and life in all shapes and sizes passes through the wonderful Piazza Maggiore. To experience the glory that is Bologna

Thank Peter S
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100 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Nice place. Everything is around the plaza. Be sure to get an hotel near by. The place to be if you are in Bologna.

Thank Tal a
Paris, France
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25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Magic spot! Very peculiar architecture! San Petronio basilica is worth a visit. Lovely in the evening

Thank NikosFromChalon
Queensbury, NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Happened to catch a patron saint procession. Great place to sit and have a refreshing drink and people watch.

Thank mamameatball
Recife, PE
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Bologna is really a lovely city, very old but at the same time so much alive with the young students and many tourists. The Piazza Maggiore is the heart of the city, vibrant with many restaurants, bars and stores. The place itself is amazing, the layout of the 15th century, the buildings surrounding it and the Basilica di San Petronio... More 

Thank marianaderma
New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 318 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Piazza Maggiore is right in the center of medieval Bologna. The surrounding buildings are in good condition. Lots of tourists and locals.

Thank Ron S
Cork, Ireland
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166 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This square is amazing, it is huge! Lots to see there, including the great imposing basilica. Lots of people hanging out in the many cafes just people watching. There are lots of little streets off the square which are great for cafes and shopping. .

Thank Mairmi01
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great focal point for Bologna - lively and entertaining. You will visit many times whilst in Bologna - with hop on/off buses and trains. A great place for a drink and to watch the word go by!

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Bologna, Italy
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25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

for all tourist coming in Bologna.... this square is so beautiful.... necessary to see other many places to see around, Bologna is a town full of square, churchs and streets to visit on foot

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