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Piazza Grande

Address: Piazza Grande, Modena, Italy
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Ranked #4 of 42 Attractions in Modena
Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Cultural
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Adelaide, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Pretty buy not really "grande" as it's called. Interesting to watch the locals converge around the plaza. I guess, most if them attract locals and foreigners alike. The market is tucked in one of the alleys. It is not that big but it serves it's purpose. There is a pizza place in one of the corners facing inside the piazza.... More

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Haifa, Israel
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74 reviews 74 reviews
50 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

It's not really "grande", but it's a typical Italian main square. It's the nominal centre of town with the usual important buildings around: Duomo, Museo Lapidario, Torre, Palazzo Comunale etc. Behind the arcades there are shops, bars, restaurants. It's not very different from other main squares in other Italian cities, but you can't say you visited Modena without taking a... More

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Maplewood, New Jersey
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112 reviews 112 reviews
38 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Piazza Grande is the center of Modena. Its a very small town with a cute square. The Duomo and Ghirlandina tower occupy the center of the square and there is a tourist information center there as well. The walk to the center of town is really easy but you can take a cab there as well. It was a sunny... More

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Oulu, Finland
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148 reviews 148 reviews
43 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

A nice piazza, but nothing more than that. Maybe I am just overwhelmed with all the piazzas in Italy. There is a restaurant called Caffe Concerto at the piazza. They serve a great lunch buffet.

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Uk
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80 reviews 80 reviews
13 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

This is your typical Italian Piazza, cobble stoned, surrounded by wonderful architecture, slightly dirty which for me adds to the rustic beauty that I love about italy. The piazza is surrounded by cafe bars, restaurants and shops. We visited during a public holiday so during lunch and evening times it was very bustling but we also made use on our... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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198 reviews 198 reviews
36 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

Very nice piazza with restaurants around, the Cathedral is undergoing exterior renovation so is covered with scaffold.

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Aalborg, Denmark
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14 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

It is a typical Italian square but if you like these, you will like this as well. The area boasts a wide variety of small bars, cafes, restuarants and designer shops (of course). If you are in Modena, you ought to see it.

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Bologna, Italy
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202 reviews 202 reviews
56 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

Really very nice, with monumental buildings all around. I love sitting at the local cafes, having a coffee or a beer, enjoying the view. Last october some parts of the cathedral were covered due to restoration works. Don't visit Piazza Grande wearing high heels: it's covered with cobblestones.

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Bressanone, Italy
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96 reviews 96 reviews
16 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

This place is such a must see that it is really not necessary to write anything about it. Mantova might well be one of the most beautiful towns in Italy. Take time to stroll around at your leisure and do not forget to buy some typical food like the mustards, rice grown locally, truffles and salami.

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camarillo, ca
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69 attraction reviews
332 helpful votes 332 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

Unusually, the Piazza Grande is behind the Duomo, not in front of, or on the side of it. Covered arcades, under which there are restaurants and shops, line the square. To one side of the square (a bit around the corner) is the tourist office. Dont confuse that with the Municipal Office, which initially looks like it might be the... More

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