Sotto le Stelle del Cinema
As part of Bologna’s Il Cinema Ritrovato film festival, a number of locations across the medieval city transform into screens for summer. Piazza Maggiore, one of the city’s main squares, is perhaps the most impressive. Take a seat next to the gorgeous Renaissance and Baroque palazzos, making sure to come early to find a space, and settle in for an evening of free cinema. Showings include black-and-white classics, documentaries and the occasional feel-good smash hit, with some films introduced by the director or accompanied by live music.