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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  • Central square of Modena with a lot of churches, ancient buildings, restaurants around it. It was crowded with people as it was 31.1., official holiday of Modena city, and there were many vendors and....  more »
  • Beautiful square with the cathedral and several restaurants, bars an shops! The towers of the cathedral are leaning in all directions!  more »
  • The square is a local meeting place along the main shopping and cafe street. If you go to the top of the tower for a couple Euros you can see all over the town and beyond.  more »

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