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Piazza Grande, Modena

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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 or Piazza del Duomo is now dotted with cafe bars and it's great sitting therw whilst admiring the view of the Ghirlandina  more »
  • The tower (Ghirladina) is very dear to me, and Piazza Grande is a nice place for a variety of things. Stop for a coffee (or a glass of wine) at one of the bars, sit on the steps of the Duomo and peopl...  more »
  • In this area you will find many restauran and shop. Especially in summer you can enjoy the giallato and enjoy the environment  more »