Together with the 12th-century cathedral and soaring tower, Piazza Grande is the heart of Modena. This cobblestone-covered square, one of the oldest in Italy, is a meeting-point for locals. Covered arcades line the length of the square, offering many cafes, bars, and restaurants, and a tourist office. If you're interested in people-watching, this is a prime place to do it, as it seems always to be bustling with locals on nightly walks, or passegiatas. Before you head to Modena, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Modena trip planner, to make sure you see all that Modena has to offer, including Piazza Grande.
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  • This place allows to appreciate at its true value the imposing façade of the Duomo of Modena, whose whiteness spark in the Sun
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  • Beautiful square very suggestive and quiet like all Modena obligatory if you at Majak in the square in the tourist office next to the Cathedral you can buy your ticket d, entrance to the Ghirlandina for €8 with access to the Diocesan Museum.
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  • These squares in Italy only the names changed (and that's rare!). As usual-the main Cathedral, the municipal Palace and several shopping malls. Nothing much.
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