You can only start from the heart of Bologna, Piazza Maggiore. For those who love architecture, the San Petronio Basilica is a must to be photographed, with the incomplete external facade, the large vaults inside and the world’s longest sundial, built in 1656 and perfectly preserved.
The square offers several suggestions also for those who prefer street photography: the groups of umarells – a local funny name for elderly men – who meet under the arcades of Palazzo del Podestà, the children that learn to ride a bicycle or chase pigeons on the crescentone (the raised central part of the square).
On weekends do not miss the buskers and street artists with their original performances that enliven the city center, attracting the attention of young and old. In Piazza Maggiore you will always find something to photograph, you just have to look around!