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Piazza Grande, Modena
(4.6/5 based on 550+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Like not having to piazza grande to see and greet the Ghirlandina! Always lovely symbol of Modena. In the Town Hall square is also worth a visit. I don't know visiting hours but you can see on the internet.
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  • Small square surrounded by Cathedral and Town Hall. Here around it is recommended to explore. It is just window shopping fun.
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  • Nice square in the heart of Modena. Overlooks the Cathedral, the Duomo and the Palazzo comunale. L shaped with arcades and some little place.
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  • Heart of Modena, it would be nice to see more initiatives by the Municipal institutions to bring to life this beautiful square
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