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Piazza Grande, Modena

(4.6/5 based on 600+ 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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TripAdvisor
  • Beautiful square centerpiece of bustling city and quite clean. There are bars and shops and it is very pleasant to walk.
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  • Despite being a square inscribed in the World Heritage list by Unesco, not delighted me so much. The Church is beautiful it sounded like the Tower of Pisa curve, but it wasn't exciting.
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  • I stopped in here on a beautiful sunny day. The spectacle of the Duomo. della Ghirlandina and the Town Hall are a wonderful scenery, an unforgettable spectacle.
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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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