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Postcards from Bologna
Bologna - Piazza Maggiore
Bologna, Italy - Piazza Maggiore
The Maggiore Square, Piazza Maggiore, is the result of an intense building activity started in the 13th century by the acquisition of private plots by the Municipality. New prestigious buildings were erected as unifying symbols of continuity and greatness of the political, religious and economic power. On the eastern side of the square stands the Municipal Palace (1287). The Notary Palace (Palazzo dei Notai) dates back to the same period, stands at the north side of the square.