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Piazza Grande, Modena

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#2 of 89 in Sightseeing in Province of Modena
Historic Walking Area Landmark
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. Plan to visit Piazza Grande and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Modena attractions using our Modena travel itinerary planner.
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  • Piazza Grande is in the historical centre of Modena and is considered a cultural treasure by UNESCO, as well as the beautiful Cathedral (Duomo) 12-century Romanesque and your majestic Tower Ghirlandina that stay on the square.
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  • Piazza Grande-beautiful and central square in Modena, restaurants and cafés around the old city centre, the Cathedral really beautiful on the outside, at least.
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  • The heart of the typical town with its main attractions: the Duomo, the Ghirlandina, City Hall
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