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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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  • ambience of yesteryear in this square and in this town try to visit starting from this square where you will find the Cathedral, the famous Ghirlandina, and then from there you can visit all those beautiful narrow streets with beautiful shops that will surely your attention. Li, nearly attached to the square, you have to visit the historic market "ALBINELLI" covered market where you can purchase real handmade tortellini.
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  • A very nice square with the Cathedral that dominates over all. There are many places where you can enjoy a drink with a charming view!!
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  • Is beautiful, if passed to Modena duty absolutely Piazza Grande as the rest of the historical centre of Modena. Very impressive with the fog.
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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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