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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  • August 17, 2017
    Piazza grande is that fantastic place to walk around and take 2 chatter. The center of Modena and a spectacular thing. Council
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  • August 14, 2017
    The square restored with a paving of pebbles from the river Secchia was for centuries the center of city life. It is overlooked by the Cathedral, the Duomo and the palazzo del comune. Particular the stone Ringadora that during the years of independence, allowed anyone to go there, to speak or criticize anyone and anything he wanted, with the guarantee of not having any reaction from the authorities.
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  • August 11, 2017
    Some impressive architecture that includes bars, restaurrants and shops. Was not too crowded when we were there in August but quite a few places were shut due to holidays. Good to sit and people watch...  more »

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